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Not everyone can handle the heat, but if you have a friend or family member constantly testing their taste buds, these hot sauce gifts are for them.
Hot sauce isn’t your average condiment. Chefs and artisans work hard to get the perfect combination of spice, flavor and texture, and some families even pass down recipes. When you appreciate the craft and culture, you can really appreciate the sauce.
That said, hot sauce makes a great gift! Take a look below at some of the best hot sauces to give this holiday season.
1. TRUFF Variety Pack, $67.99
TRUFF’s hot sauces are all infused with truffles. Get the brand’s standard black truffle hot sauce, the hotter black truffle hot sauce and the white truffle hot sauce in the variety pack. They’re all a little different, but the truffle is subtle in each. The sauces go great on sandwiches, eggs, meat — everything!
2. Make Your Own Hot Sauce Kit, $42
If your person likes a little DIY, get them this Make Your Own Hot Sauce Kit from Uncommon Goods. More than 450 shoppers give it 5 out of 5 stars! It comes with simple instructions, ingredients like dried whole guajillo peppers and ancho powder, six bottles and labels for making up creative sauce names.
Honey infused with chili peppers, Mike’s Hot Honey is complex, sweet, spicy and tastes great with savory dishes. While working at a Brooklyn pizzeria, founder Mike Kurtz started drizzling his signature spicy honey on pizza. Soon, customers began asking if they could buy bottles of it to take home — and their dreams came true. Now you can find the honey on restaurant menus, at grocery stores and on Amazon.
4. Fly by Jing Triple Threat, $42 (Orig. $45)
Fly by Jing makes some of the most incredible sauces inspired by the founder and CEO Jing Gao’s hometown of Chengdu, China. According to its site, “fly” refers to the hole-in-the-wall restaurants that “attract diners like flies.” And once you try one of these sauces, you’ll be swarming the site for more too.
Its signature sauce is Sichuan Chili Crisp. “Intensely flavorful yet not off-the-charts spicy, it’ll make your food taste bolder and the world around you seem a little bit brighter. Use it on everything,” the product description says.
This three-pack includes the signature Sichuan Chili Crisp, the brand’s numbing Mala Spice Mix and its sweet and savory Zhong Sauce.
5. The Good Hurt Fuego Hot Sauce Gift Set, $34.99
This 20-piece hot sauce sampler ranges from mild and unique to downright hot. Flavors include Tequila Pineapple, Bacon Cayenne, Jalapeño Lime, Poppin’ Habanero and more. Plus, it all comes in one easy package for less than $40. Get it for someone special in your life or bring it to the office gift exchange.
6. Man Crates The Sriracha Crate, $69.99
This gift crate features all things sriracha. It includes Carnivore Candy sriracha-spiced beef jerky and bacon jerk, Hapi Sriracha Pea snacks, plus a sriracha bottle with an attachable spray nozzle, Weak Knees Gochujang Sriracha and sriracha seasoning.
7. Pisqueya Gift Box, $22.99
Pisqueya’s sauces come from passed-down Dominican family recipes. But Maritza Abreu started the brand out of Brooklyn, working to keep her family tradition alive. Pisqueya makes three flavors: Smoky Hot, Medium Buzz and Spicy Sweet. You can find them on the brand’s website and in select grocery stores.
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