Hot sauce connoisseurs, I need some suggestions

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  1. TravisE

    TravisE Supporting Member

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    Im participating in a secret Santa and I got a friend who's really into spicy foods so I thought I'd get him some lesser known, dare I say "boutique" hot sauces.

    Any suggestions?
     
  2. Whiskeyrebel

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    My wife got me a gift certificate from hotsauce.com for my birthday. Maybe that?

    Or if you want to get a specific food item, order what I got the last time she got me the gift cert from that website: Blair's Death Rain jolokia pepper potato chips. I like hot food but these are unbelievable. No way I can finish a bag in one setting.
     
  3. Carltone

    Carltone Gold Supporting Member

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    Dragon's Blood Elixer is a delicious one you can buy online - not the hottest but has a great flavor that goes with anything
    http://dragonsbloodelixir.com/

    I recommend both the original and the chipolte flavored one! Good stuff!!!
     
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    DrJamie Silver Supporting Member

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    Scotty McHotty's ghost pepper sauce. A Michigan company. Great heat, makes a dish spicy without changing the taste.
     
  5. suczka

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    Check out CaJohn's. Any sauce from them will be delicious!
     
  6. Hack Prophet

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    Melindas makes a variety with the Naga pepper and its bomb
     
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    Here's one of my favorites. Easy to find in the Caribbean, not so easy in the states....

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    I'm a big fan of Marie Sharps habanero hotsauce. Not the hottest stuff out there, but excellent flavor and versatile, goes with many dishes.
     
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    Frank's Red Hot by the gallon.
     
  10. Dave2512

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    The El Yucateco line is excellent. Good range of heat and delicious. I love the Black Label.
     
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    So many seem to be all heat no flavour.
    I can't handle that.
    I can't think of any way to cut the heat without diluting the flavour even more.
    Your friend will likely appreciate anything unusual though as there are so many to try.
     
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    CRAIG4FSU Whatever... Silver Supporting Member

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    I've always wanted to try Michael Anthony's line.

    I'm into the regular old green Tabasco. More into 'flavor' than 'hot'.
     
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    Lost Woods Hot Sauce. Made in Maine. Best I've ever had....anywhere. Perfect mating of flavor and heat. They have a web site you can order from. I get some shipped in every now and then.

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    i've tried them all, and I always come back to the original.

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    Hot with flavor or hot with pain???
     
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    This is what I use when people tell me I can't make my salsa hot enough they can't eat it. Yeah ... I generally win that argument. Perhaps your friend would like a dropper bottle of this. You might have to sign a waiver, tho'.
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  19. Fred Farkus

    Fred Farkus Gold Supporting Member

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    In a similar way, I always come back to this:

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    I really like the two Melinda's varieties I've tried. Great flavor, and not overwhelming vinegar.
     
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