The world of hot sauces has so much more to offer than the likes of Tabasco, Frank’s Red Hot or Sriracha. There are many amazing hot sauce companies out there, big and small, that produce some absolutely delicious sauces. Below we have listed 25 of the best hot sauces ranging from flavorful and complex to intensely burning hot. Take a look and try something new!

High River Sauces – Tears of the Sun Hot Sauce

It won the 2011 Hot Pepper Award for best overall hot sauce. A bright flavor profile of habanero peppers and tropical fruit that is sweet, tangy, spicy and zesty. High River Sauces comes through again with a unique and delicious blend.

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High River Sauces – Foo Foo Mama Choo Hot Sauce

High River Sauces is listed here twice for good reason. The legendary Foo Foo Mama Choo is a must try for its fantastic explosion of flavor. The use of the Smoking Ed’s Carolina Reaper Pepper adds a nice slow heat that won’t burn your mouth but let’s you enjoy your food. Great complexity and balance.

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Born to Hula – Ghost of Ancho

Sweet and smokey with a heat that creeps up on you like a ghost! Made from their Ancho chili and Habañero pepper sauce with added smoked Bhut Jolokia ghost peppers. Excellent heat but nothing unbearable.

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Bushwick Kitchen – Weak Knees Gochujang Sriracha

Fermented gochujang chili paste for a tasty addition to any dish. Not too much heat but a deep spicy flavor. We love it ass a dipping sauce. Bottled in Brooklyn, NY.

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Torchbearer – The Rapture Hot Sauce

Gluten free, vegetarian and made with local ghost chili and Trinidad Scorpion peppers. This is a viciously hot sauce not for the faint of heart and is made without any extracts! Dab lightly when tasting this so you until you can decide how much you can handle. The mandarin oranges also add a nice tangy sweetness.

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Lucky Dog – Extra Hot Fire-roasted Pepper Sauce

Fire roasted Jalapano, Moruga Scorpion, California black mission figs, Nana Mae’s organic apples, white onions and lots of garlic. This is a sublime hot sauce with a pleasant lingering burn. Anything from Lucky Dog is worth buying. Pairs well with fresh oysters, fish tacos, Mexican and Latin foods, pizza and so on.

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Cholula Hot Sauce Variety Pack

While Cholula isn’t a small brand and you’ve almost definitely heard of them before, we simply couldn’t leave their awesome variety pack out of this list. This pack contains the original, chili lime, chili garlic, chipotle and green pepper. Not too hot but still tasty and our go-to sauce for Mexican food and breakfast food.

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Yellowbird Hot Sauce Combo

Three different sauces — Jalapeno, Serrano, and Habanero to get you hooked. Fantastic taste and flavor for using as condiments on any dish. You’ll be replacing your bottle of sriracha with this stuff.

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Orange Krush Hot Sauce

A non-vinegary, tangy, peppery flavor with a nice burn. The clove, allspice, ginger, mace, cardamom and cinnamon add great depth without being drowned in heat.

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Dave’s Ghost Pepper Naga Jolokia Hot Sauce

650,000 Scoville units. That’s right, you read it correctly. Use one drop at a time for a flavorful long heat. Your eyes will be watering and you’ll be scrambling for milk in no time. This hot sauce is only for those who love the endorphin rush from very intense heat that your body struggles to handle.

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Pain 100% Hot Sauce

40,600 Scoville Units of heat to make you start sweating. Add it to your food for some nice warmth and flavor and perfect for those already used to spicy food.

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Da Bomb Beyond Insanity Hot Sauce

135,000 Scoville Units of intense heat. One of the hottest sauces you can buy. Use one drop at a time when adding to dishes such as soup, chilli or pasta to help dilute the heat. Fun for hot sauce challenges too!

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Scorned Woman Hot Sauce

Very hot and very tasty. A combination of Red Habanero peppers, Jalapeno peppers and black pepper.

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High River Sauces Hellacious Hot Sauce

Complex and smokey flavor with a bit of heat. Tastes fantastic on burgers, steak, tacos and even pizza and wings.

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CaJohn’s Trinidad Scorpion Hot Sauce

A nice well balanced flavor with Trinidad Scorpion Chilies that is not too sweet. It claims to be extremely hot but it is closer to very hot. Still worth trying especially if you’re just starting to get into the higher Scoville hot sauces.

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Hatari Bros. Acid Rain Hot Sauce

If you want heat, you’re gonna get it with this. Loaded with flavor and blended with habanero, piquin, tepin and jalapeno peppers with garlic, ginger and citrus elements. We give it a 9/10 for heat so be careful! Made in Canada.

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Yamajirushi Yuzu-it Yuzu Pepper Sauce

An addicting citrus pepper sauce that can be added to any food. The right amount of flavor with the right amont of heat. Imported from Japan and even tastes fantastic on sashimi and fish dishes!

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Fiery Alyce

Fiery Alyce

A thick, sweet and smoky habanero sauce made in Chicago with lots of heat. The garlic is smoked and the peppers roasted over a wood fire in small batches. If you love smokey flavors definitely try this out.

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Ring of Fire Hot Sauces

Ring of Fire produces some amazing, fresh, homemade all natural sauces in small batches to ensure quality. We particularly love their Garden Fresh Chile Sauce because it is really, really good and goes with everything. The heat doesn’t linger and has tons of flavor and texture with a hint of cumin.

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Pepper’s Georgia Peach and Vidalia Onion Hot Sauce

A phenomenally good hot sauce with many awards. If you want to convince someone to start liking hot sauce just have them try this. It has a perfect balance between tangy sweet vidalia onions and peaches without too much heat.

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BLiS Blast Hot Pepper Sauce

Complex flavor and taste with moderate heat. This sauce is a very nice blend of Chipotle, Arbol and Cayenne chillies that is aged in barrels for a unique flavor infusion. We love it with chicken or fajitas, but it will taste good with anything.

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Secret Aardvark habanero Hot Sauce

It’s described as a Caribbean, Tex-Mex hybrid made with habanero peppers and roasted tomatoes. Use as a sauce, marinade or on breakfast food. An excellent blend of heat and flavor with lots of possibilities.

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CJs Sauces of Wrath

Flavorful, sweet and spicy — a tasty mix of Serrano, lime, garlic and habanero. Goes great with eggs, sandwiches and Mexican food.

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Mr. Biscuits Burning Love

A thick, unique blend of habanero, Jalapeno, Fresno, garlic and Thai Chili. All natural, vegan, gluten free and made with organic ingredients. Packs a nice kick without too much vinegar and goes great on anything.

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Professor Phardtpounders Colon Cleaner Hot Sauce

A delicious Caribbean mustard hot sauce made with scotch bonnet peppers, mustard and vinegar. Spicy but not too hot that you can’t handle it. Goes particularly well with hot dogs, wings, burgers and for glazing and marinades.

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