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18 Best Hot Sauce Brands to Try in 2022

Whether you like it mild, super hot or somewhere in between, these top-rated hot sauce brands will certainly spice up your life!

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Ghost Scream Hot Saucevia

Ghost Scream Hot Sauce

If your mentality is “the hotter, the better,” you definitely need to try Ghost Scream Hot Sauce, which is made with fresh ghost peppers. When we tested the best hot sauces, we loved that it has a nice balance of heat and flavor, and the consistency was just right, too.

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Truff Hot Sauce 2via

Truff Hot Sauce

If sriracha and truffles had a baby, it would be Truff Hot Sauce. This hot sauce comes in a super sleek jar that you’ll want to display on your counter, and it delivers mild to medium heat and a burst of delicious flavor from chili peppers, agave and black truffles.

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Hot Ones The Classicvia

Hot Ones The Classic

Hot Ones is a cult-favorite YouTube series where celebrities answer questions while sampling increasingly hot hot sauces, and the show has its own line of sauce, including The Classic. It’s made with chile de arbol peppers, which provide a complex and fresh flavor, and it offers the right amount of spice to put on just about anything.

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Elijah's Xtreme Regret Hot Saucevia

Elijah’s Xtreme Regret Hot Sauce

Despite its name, you won’t regret sampling Elijah’s Xtreme Regret Hot Sauce—assuming you like your food super spicy, that is. This sauce is made with Scorpion and Carolina Reaper peppers (the most fiery peppers in the world), and it has a bold garlic flavor, to boot.

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Secret Aardvark Habanero Hot Saucevia

Secret Aardvark Habanero Hot Sauce

Want to switch things up a bit? The Secret Aardvark Habanero Hot Sauce offers a unique Caribbean-meets-Tex-Mex flavor made from habanero peppers and roasted tomatoes, and it works perfectly as a sauce or marinade.

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Zombie Apocalypse Ghost Chili Hot Saucevia

Zombie Apocalypse Ghost Chili Hot Sauce

There are a whopping 16 ghost chili pods in every bottle of Zombie Apocalypse Hot Sauce, and the brand describes the heat as “burning like a blow torch.” If you think you’re up for sampling, this popular hot sauce has a sweet flavor that goes great with wings, sandwiches and more.

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Dustin Poirier's Louisiana Style Hot Saucevia

Dustin Poirier’s Louisiana Style Hot Sauce

Dustin Poirier’s Hot Sauce uses fermented cayenne peppers, vinegar and sea salt to achieve the salty taste you’d expect from a Louisiana-style hot sauce. It’s mild to medium in terms of heat, and it’s a versatile pick that works well on anything from biscuits and gravy to grilled chicken.

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Bravado Spice Black Garlic And Carolina Reaper Hot Saucevia

Bravado Spice Black Garlic and Carolina Reaper Hot Sauce

Here’s another super-spicy pick for all the hot sauce aficionados out there. The Bravado Spice Black Garlic and Carolina Reaper Hot Sauce combines red serranos, Carolina Reapers and maple syrup to create a rich umami flavor. Its heat develops slowly, so make sure you’re ready!

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Da Bomb Beyond Insanity Hot Saucevia

Da Bomb Beyond Insanity Hot Sauce

Da Bomb Beyond Instanity Hot Sauce actually made Gordon Ramsay cry on Hot Ones, so proceed with caution. It’s made with habanero and chipotle peppers, and the brand recommends trying it on tacos or in your favorite chili recipe.

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Angry Goat Pepper Co. Purple Hippovia

Angry Goat Pepper Co. Purple Hippo

When you think about hot sauce, “fruity” probably isn’t the first adjective that comes to mind, but Purple Hippo will change that. This award-winning hot sauce is made with a combination of tangy prickly pear juice and strawberries, as well as scorpion and habanero chiles for an extra-hot yet surprisingly flavorful condiment.

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Firelli Italian Hot Saucevia

Firelli Italian Hot Sauce

If you’re hoping to spice up pizza night, grab a bottle of Firelli Italian Hot Sauce, which is specifically designed to use on pizza. The sauce delivers medium heat. And, it’s made with Italian Calabrian chili peppers, porcini mushrooms and roasted red peppers for a truly unique flavor that will stand out from the rest of your hot sauce collection.

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Siete Habanero Hot Saucevia

Siete Habanero Hot Sauce

Siete Habanero has an appealing orange color, but it’s not just a pretty face—this hot sauce is packed with flavor, thanks to ingredients like carrot, dates and golden beets. It’s not the hottest sauce on the block, delivering mild to medium heat, but it’s a flavor-forward choice to drizzle on chips, tacos, pizza and more. Psst! Have you ever thought about making your own hot sauce.

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Dirty Dick’s Hot Saucevia

Dirty Dick’s Hot Sauce

If you’re a bloody Mary drinker, you need to grab some of Dirty Dick’s Hot Sauce. This award-winning sauce includes tropical ingredients like mangoes, pineapple and bananas in addition to habanero, and the sweet taste is great for dipping and breakfast foods.

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Hot Ones The Last Dab Xxxvia

Hot Ones The Last Dab XXX

The Last Dab is the hottest sauce on Hot Ones, but for true daredevils, there’s The Last Dab XXX, which cranks the heat up even more. It contains three strains of the world’s hottest pepper—Pepper X, Chocolate Pepper X and Peach Pepper X—so you’ll truly just want to use a dab.

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Bravado Spice Ghost Pepper And Blueberry Hot Saucevia

Bravado Spice Ghost Pepper and Blueberry Hot Sauce

Blueberry hot sauce? Sign us up! This fruity creation from Bravado Spice uses ghost peppers for a powerful kick, but blueberries give it a surprisingly sweet flavor. The brand recommends pairing it with red meat, duck or venison or even making your own BBQ sauce.

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Seed Ranch Flavor Co. Thai Green Organic Hot Saucevia

Seed Ranch Flavor Co. Thai Green Organic Hot Sauce

The Thai Green Hot Sauce from Seed Ranch Flavor Co. uses an interesting combination of Serrano chili peppers, fresh lemongrass, Thai ginger and cilantro to create a fresh and versatile condiment. It’s not the spiciest option out there, but it will definitely elevate your eggs, grain bowl or other recipes with hot sauce.

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Pain 100% Organic Hot Saucevia

Pain 100% Organic Hot Sauce

For hot sauce purists, Pain 100% delivers a classic hot sauce taste and a mouth-burning level of spice. Habanero peppers are the main ingredient, and the brand cautions to just use a dash on your food, as the sauce is extra hot.

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Heartbeat Hot Sauce Dill Pickle Serranovia

Heartbeat Hot Sauce Dill Pickle Serrano

Pickle hot sauce? Yes, really. The brand describes the Heartbeat Hot Sauce Dill Pickle Serrano as a “funky cross between a dill-brined cuke and pickled jalapeno,” and it delivers a mild level of heat along with a sour and garlicky flavor. Pickle lovers won’t be able to get enough!

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Camryn Rabideau
Camryn is Taste of Home contributor who specializes in home décor, product reviews and general lifestyle content. She holds a degree in fashion merchandising from the University of Rhode Island and jumps at any opportunity to tap into her design expertise.