My Hot Sauce Collection

My Hot Sauce Collection
I’ve compiled a list of hot sauces that I’ve owned, or in some cases, which I still have sitting in the fridge. This is a not a complete list, as there were some that I have forgotten the names of and/or couldn’t find pictures for. I tend to not like the flavour of most really hot sauces I’ve tried and end up consuming a lot of the milder brands. For the average person that doesn’t like hot foods, what I consider “mild” may be really “hot”. I but would still be considered a wimp by the true hot sauce lovers. If you decide to try out some of these sauces, remember, when the mouth pain and the sweat comes, keep your fingers away from your face. It is VERY easy to get the invisible evil residue on your hands from opening these bottles. You thought the pain in the mouth was bad, wait until you get some in your eyes! Anyway, on to the sauces, which I’ve ordered from hottest to mildest (approximately)…

Magma Hot Sauce
My heat rating: Too hot!
My taste rating: ???
This is the very hottest sauce I own… 1,000,000 scoville units (see left-hand column for scoville rating comparisons)! Although, I have to mention that the hot stuff separates from the vinegar and floats to the top. The vinegar itself is not hot. I haven’t really used this yet, so I can’t give a proper review at this time.

Blair’s Possible Side Effects Sauce
My heat rating: Too hot!
My taste rating: ???
Hot suff! This is one of the hotter sauces I own… made with Red Savina Habanero peppers and rated at 283,000 scoville units. I can’t really give a taste rating on this one as all my mouth can sense is the intense burning. It comes with a nice little skull keychain attached to the side. Fun to give tiny pinhead samples to friends and watch them cry. Pain and suffering. Will completely ruin most foods.

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Da’ Bomb Beyond Insanity Sauce
My heat rating: Too hot!
My taste rating: ???
This caustic substance is a very hot habanero-based sauce but the taste is not very good in my opinion (from what I can tell when I’m not guzzling milk for the pain). It does seem to have a distinct chipotle essence though. This is not even an “ultra-hot” sauce but it is hot enough for me to consider it useless unless you’re making a huge batch of chili and need to really spice it up. This is the one of the ones I use to watch the reaction of guests when I tell them to taste a tiny bit on the end of a toothpick. Again, pain and suffering is the theme. Will completely ruin most foods.

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Dave’s Insanity Sauce
My heat rating: Very hot!
My taste rating: OK
This is another very hot habanero sauce, but not as unbearable as Da Bomb. If I want to heat up my chili, I will use this. I don’t use it for much else.

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Widow Hot Sauce
My heat rating: Very hot!
My taste rating: OK
I got this one as a gift but haven’t really had much of it. This is another habanero and mixed pepper sauce. It is at about the same heat level as Dave’s Insanity.

Kiss Of Fire Meltdown Sauce
My heat rating: Very Hot
My taste rating: OK
This was the first habanero hot sauce that I ever tried (and later mail-ordered). I still remember the first time someone had this out as a condiment for the taco’s we were eating. After having terrible mouth burns, I knew I had to get myself a bottle. I believe this was sometime in the late 1980’s.

Gil’s Crying Tongue Hot Sauce
My heat rating: Hot
My taste rating: Good
Probably one of the better flavored “hot” sauces. Decent taste with plenty of burn.

Matouk’s West Indian Hot Sauce
My heat rating: Hot
My taste rating: Good
I got this one from my local grocery store just to see what it was. Ended up being pleasantly suprised as it is quite hot and spicy and tastes really good on hotdogs.

Crazy Jerry’s Mustard Gas Hot Sauce
My heat rating: Hot
My taste rating: OK
Tastes like regular yellow mustard but with a big hit of burning hot peppers added in. One for the hotdogs and sausages.

Bone Suckin’ Sauce
My heat rating: Medium
My taste rating: Very Good
I bought this one at a farmer’s market. They had it on display and you could sample it. It is fairly sweet but yet has a good kick. This is good on pizza, sandwiches, stirfrys and chicken.

Jim Beam Kentucky Bourbon Sauce
My heat rating: Medium
My taste rating: Good
Good heat-packing sauce with a slightly different and unique flavour than your average hot sauce.

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Zucchini Mush Hot Sauce
My heat rating: Medium
My taste rating: OK
I made this one myself. My first and only attempt at making a hot sauce. It consists of orange habanero peppers, jalapeno peppers, zucchini, garlic and water. While I seem to have gotten the heat level right, the taste is nothing spectacular. I also did not use gloves while preparing the hot peppers and ended up having fingers that felt like they were on fire for most of the evening and part of the next day. Silly me.

Grace Hot Pepper Sauce
My heat rating: Medium
My taste rating: OK
Another one I picked up at the grocery store. This one was nothing special.

Dan-T’s Whitehot Cayenne Pepper Sauce
My heat rating: Medium
My taste rating: Yuck
Another grocery store purchase. I was very disappointed with this one. The flavour was too chemically or something. Just not what I expected from a cayenne pepper sauce.

Maggi Extra Hot Chile Sauce
My heat rating: Medium
My taste rating: Good
Grocery store purchase yet again. This one is very good to put in chili and on hotdogs and burgers.

Cheech Mango Habanero Sauce
My heat rating: Medium
My taste rating: OK
Good to use when you are feeling like having something sweet yet spicy hot. Does not go well with everything though.

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Pain Is Good Louisiana Style Hot Sauce
My heat rating: Mild, leaning to medium
My taste rating: Good
A nice hotter version of Louisiana hot sauce… with a more pungent and heavy flavour to it. Good stuff.

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Piri Piri Hot Sauce
My heat rating: Mild, leaning to medium
My taste rating: Good
Rumoured to be a famous hot sauce in Portugal. I can understand why. It has good flavour and enough heat to please, but not to make you cry.

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Cholula Hot Sauce
My heat rating: Mild, leaning to medium
My taste rating: Very Good
YUMMY! This is a mild sauce in a tiny bottle, great for taking with you in your pocket to restaurants. Food not tasting very good? Drown it with this and voila, it is instantly delicious! Comparable heat to Tabasco sauce, but MUCH better flavour.

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CaJohns Select Cayenne Puree
My heat rating: Mild, leaning to medium
My taste rating: Good
No comment yet…

Tabasco Pepper Sauce
My heat rating: Mild, leaning to medium
My taste rating: OK
I have never really been a tabasco fan. I do like to use this in soups and also on fish. Available at any grocery store.

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Tabasco Chipotle Sauce
My heat rating: Mild
My taste rating: OK
Wanted to test out the chipotle flavour but found it being a little too much on the smokey side. I can’t really figure out what this goes with.

Sriracha Chili Sauce
My heat rating: Mild
My taste rating: OK
This comes in what appears to be some kind of ketchup squeeze bottle. You’ll find the chinese food places at mall food courts often have a bottle of this beside the till. It is rather spicy and includes some listed ingredients such as “sun ripened red chili peppers” and “fish extract”.

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Fire & Spice Hot Sauce
My heat rating: Mild
My taste rating: Good
This one has a unique flavor with a lot of spices in it… 20 according to the label. Works best as a marinade for meats.

Yucatan Sunshine Habanero Sauce
My heat rating: Mild
My taste rating: Very Good
No comment yet…

Tiger Hot Sauce
My heat rating: Mild
My taste rating: Good
No comment yet…

Jungle Rumba
My heat rating: Mild
My taste rating: OK
Picked this one up at Winners after noticing that it had rum in it. Actually tastes fairly good but I can’t seem to find any food that I like putting this on. It just doesn’t seem to fit with anything.

Tapatio Hot Sauce
My heat rating: Mild
My taste rating: Very Good
No comment yet…

Jo B’s Firemud Black Bean Paste
My heat rating: Mild
My taste rating: Very good
This hard-to-find sauce is so excellent, it makes my mouth water just thinking about it. I love the black bean base!

Frank’s Xtra Hot Sauce
My heat rating: Mild
My taste rating: Very good
Yum, one of my all-time favourite hot sauces. Mild, but yet has a bit of kick. Goes great with almost anything!

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Frank’s Red Hot Sauce
My heat rating: Mild
My taste rating: Very good
Same as the Xtra hot but as the name suggests, a bit tamer. Also goes great with anything! Always available at almost any grocery store.

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Frank’s Chile & Lime Hot Sauce
My heat rating: Mild
My taste rating: OK
Here is one Frank’s sauce that I don’t particularly care for, although it tastes fine.

Walkerswood Jamaican Jerk Sauce
My heat rating: Mild
My taste rating: Good
Good on chicken as a marinade. “Bananas” is listed as an ingredient.

President’s Choice Louisiana Hot Sauce
My heat rating: Mild
My taste rating: Good
Good on chicken and some sandwiches.

Georgia Peach & Vidalia Onion Hot Sauce
My heat rating: Mild
My taste rating: Good
Sweet oniony goodness. Great on sandwiches.

The Pepper Plant Garlic Hot Sauce
My heat rating: Mild
My taste rating: Very good
Yum, this stuff has a great garlic taste. I love using this on almost everything… just like Frank’s.

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Fiesta Raspberry Jalapeno Hot Sauce
My heat rating: Mild
My taste rating: Too Sweet
Michelle wanted this one so I won’t be eating much of it.


Some of my hot sauces circa 2004.

Yeah, I go through a lot of Frank’s Red Hot.


My son with my hot sauces circa 2005.

If you live in Southern Ontario, there are a few good places that sell hot sauces that I know of…

3 thoughts on “My Hot Sauce Collection

  1. Nice collection. I’m wondering if you know of a place in St. Jacobs called the ‘Salavatorium’ (spelling?). A friend told me they have an incredible collection of hot sauces. I’m wondering if you heard of it?

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