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    35 Spices, Sauces, And Oils That'll Have You Making The Tastiest Food Anyone Has Ever Eaten

    These are exactly what Justin Bieber was talking about when he sang, "that yummy-yummy."

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    1. A bottle of Loisa Organic Sazón, a full-flavored seasoning made with oregano, cumin, garlic, coriander, achiote, and a touch of sea salt for a rich flavor you can use on almost anything. Sazón is a household staple in nearly every Latinx home I know, it makes everything delicious, and this version of it is not only SO flavorful but it uses no MSG, no preservatives, no artificial stuff, and its vegan! Plus, it's a Latinx-owned brand!


    Loisa is a Latinx-owned, NYC-based seasonings company specializing in making organic, non-GMO, plant-based seasonings that are SO incredibly delicious. They're also vegan, gluten-free, and top eight allergan-free.

    Promising review: "At last!. A clean sazón without the junk! My grandma taught me to make it from scratch to avoid additives but I could never replicate the flavor and consistency. This product is a STAPLE in my household. Simply delicious and all-natural. I love this company." —Charles Har

    Get a 2.3 oz jar from Amazon for $10.97 (available in six flavors).

    2. A bottle of sweet and slightly spicy Mike's Hot Honey that is life-changing on top of pepperoni pizza or fried chicken! So. Good. If you haven't had it, I promise you it's worth the adventure.

    A bottle of Mike's Hot Honey being poured onto a pizza

    Mike's Hot Honey is Brooklyn-based and now makes a great selection of hot honey-flavored products.

    Promising review: "I tend to shy away from spicy foods, but I couldn’t resist the opportunity to try a new condiment to liven up snacks and recipes with. I was afraid the spice would be overpowering, but it’s actually quite mellow and smooth; just the right touch of heat. So far, I’ve enjoyed this on fruit salad (banana/strawberry/blueberry) with cottage cheese and drizzled on the original Chick-fil-A delicious!" —Sleeps in Rain

    Get a 10 oz. bottle from Amazon for $9.99.

    3. A bottle of the yummiest Secret Aardvark Habanero Sauce, because we all know that one person who just loves hot sauce a little too much — it's you, you're that one person.

    A person pouring a bottle of Secret Aardvark Habanero Sauce

    Promising review: "I've been using Aardvark for quite some time and it's still one of my favorite sauces. At any given time I have three to five hot sauces in my fridge and this one always hits the spot. This sauce has replaced Sriracha for me. Don't get me wrong, I'll always use Sriracha for pho or most Asian foods. This sauce is just great on EVERYTHING (pizza, meats, eggs, fried rice). It's a bargain for the price and the amount you get. It tastes very similar to the Hot One's sauce at a fraction of the price. I've become desensitized to the spice so it might be a bit 'hot' for some, but if you like spicy foods/sauces definitely give this one a try." —Mikey

    Get two 8 fl. oz. bottles from Amazon for $14.99.

    4. A pack of Truff Pasta Sauce — yes, Truff makes pasta sauce and it's even better than you think. My personal favorite is the Arrabbiata sauce which is a little on the spicy side but I also wouldn't kick the Pomodoro out of bed. If you love truffle flavor and eating mounds of pasta then this sauce is worth the splurge!

    The jars of the Truff Pomodoro and Arrabbiata sauces next to onions, chilis, garlic, tomatoes, and truffles

    And if you're a big time truffle lover, don't forget Truff's also makes their OG hot sauce and now they mayo too!

    Promising review: "Delicious! Don’t think about it, just order it, you’ll thank yourself later." —Ari

    Get two 17 oz. jars from Amazon for $29.99 (available in three different pack options).

    5. A jar of Matiz Sofrito that's made from a family recipe that includes tomatoes slow roasted in olive oil for over three hours. Sofrito is most traditionally used in the Spanish dish paella but it's incredible as a sauce for meats, fish, eggs, and pasta.

    A jar of Matiz Sofrito on a table next to some tacos

    Promising review: "Usually I make my own sofrito, but I was wondering if I could save time without compromising flavor. This b is an awesome alternative! Delicious and expeditious." —Dot A

    Get a 12.3 oz. jar from Amazon for $13.99.

    6. A big ol' jar of El Mexicano Carne Asada Seasoning — if you ever wondered why carne asada was SO much better at your local Mexican restaurant than whatever you were trying to concoct at home, it's because of this! Just sprinkle this beef seasoning on both sides of a skirt or thin-sliced steak, then marinate it in a mixture of beer, sliced onions, cilantro, and lime juice. After you grill it, enjoy with your favorite tortillas — you're welcome.


    Promising review: "I grew up in Southern California eating great Mexican food all the time, in my twenties I moved to the east coast and good carne asada tacos are harder to come by. I tried a bunch of recipes I found online and although I made some pretty good tacos, they were never exactly right. Then one day I got lucky and stumbled into this stuff. This is the flavor I was looking for." —An Individual

    Get a 28 oz. bottle from Amazon for $19.99.

    7. A fantastic Gourmet Fries Seasonings Salt and Vinegar — if you love salt and vinegar chips (🙋) then behold this little miracle! It's basically the same flavor from our favorite chips except now it can go on fries, popcorn, whatever you want!

    A bottle of Gourmet Fries Seasonings Salt and Vinegar

    Promising review: "Someone at work had salt and vinegar popcorn and it was like crack to me! I LOVE salt and vinegar chips so to have popcorn taste like that was amazing. So I searched high and low and there are a few different brands on Amazon and after reading all the reviews I went with this. BOOM baby this is IT! A few people complained this tasted chemically or was off, well its salt and vinegar so clearly you don't want to dump it down your throat but if you sprinkle a light dusting...PERFECTION! I got yelled at for spending $10 on this but I did it anyway and the bottle is pretty big so to me it's completely worth it." —iluvdabeer

    Get a 12 oz. bottle from Amazon for $8.70.

    8. A bottle of Trader Joe's Everything but the Bagel Sesame Seasoning Blend that yes, you could pick up at your local store but not everyone has a TJ's next to them and, I would argue, that even fewer people want to deal with the chaos inside of one. It's made with all the flavors you love from your favorite morning carb without the bulk of all that bread — it's REALLY great on avocado, in a yogurt sauce, or just sprinkled on some buttered toast.

    The jar of Trader Joe's Everything but the Bagel Sesame Seasoning Blend

    Promising review: "I love this. It is so good on hard-boiled eggs, bagel thins with whipped cream cheese, sprinkled on cucumbers and tomatoes, you name it. It's a stronger type of flavor but I love it. No complaints on pricing. Come on — of course it's going to cost more than getting it yourself at TJ's. Not to sound like a jerk but ----> drive there if you want the lower price. For me, my nearest store is 50 miles away. Gas and time away, this is a way cheaper option. So happy for the people who put these items on Amazon for those of us who are too far from a TJ's." —Fnan8095

    Get a 2.3 oz. jar from Amazon for $6.45.

    Check out our full Trader Joe's Everything But the Bagel Seasoning review.

    9. A smoky Cooking with my Doctor Adobo seasoning made using moringa and turmeric which the makers added to help with digestion and boost your metabolism. It also has a blend of paprika, pepper, onion, garlic, cumin, and annatto so it'll leave your food tasting SO delicious.

    Three bottles of Cooking with my Doctor Adobo

    Cooking with my Doctor was created by Dr. Ernesto Herger, a Caribbean native, and Chef Rafael Barrera, a graduate of the prestigious Culinary Institute of America. Their goal is to create healthy seasonings using innovative formulas of herbs, spices, and superfoods to offer you healthier and delicious ways of enjoying food. Their products are made with 100% natural ingredients, no artificial colorings, no MSG, non-GMO, and are fortified with superfoods. They are also gluten-free, keto-friendly, dairy-free, paleo-friendly, and vegan!

    Promising review: "This seasoning is so good plus it has moringa in it that has health benefits. The taste is rich and adds a very good flavor to chicken, shrimp, even sausage. I will buy this again thank you." —Sharon Bradden

    Get a 7.5 oz. bottle from Amazon for $11.99 (also available in sazón).

    10. A bottle of Bachan's The Original Japanese Barbecue Sauce, a family recipe that uses a blend of soy sauce, cane sugar, mirin, tomato, green onion, sea salt, organic rice vinegar, ginger, garlic, and toasted sesame oil.

    A bottle of the barbecue sauce next to fresh ginger, a garlic clove, and green onions

    Promising review: "Alright, I get that this sauce is a little pricey, but it seriously packs some incredible flavor. I use this sauce as a binder for salmon. Apply a coat to both sides, season it, and then smoke it. I’m tellin' ya... it’s perfect." —Mark

    Get a 17 oz. bottle from Amazon for $13.99.

    11. A bottle of Mantova Organic Chili Flavored Extra Virgin Olive you can use for so many delicious things. Cook with it, dip bread into it, drizzle it on hummus — it'll add just the perfect amount of kick. And if spicy isn't your jam there is a great variety of flavors (like lemon and garlic).

    The bottle of Mantova Organic Chili Flavored Extra Virgin Olive

    Promising review: "I use chili oil almost as much as regular EVOO. This one has a lovely color, texture, smoothness on the tongue, and the right amount of heat. To toss pasta, a few drops on antipasto, drizzled on pizza, or scrambled eggs, any number of uses. I will get it again." —Randall Higgins

    Get an 8.5 fl. oz. bottle from Amazon for $6.99 (available in a garlic, lemon, and basil flavor. Also available as a whole set).

    12. A variety pack of Capital City Mambo Sauce, sweet and tangy recipes that'll taste amazing on nearly anything you put them on — but dipping fries in them might be a personal favorite.

    Two bottles of the Capital City Mambo Sauce in Mild and Sweet Hot

    Promising review: "Listen. As someone who has mild sauce circa Harold's Chicken Shack in Chicago running through her veins, I can tell you that this sauce is FANTASTIC! I am a sauce snob, especially coming from a place like Chicago that is gloriously talented when it comes to making sauces. I was a bit skeptical about this sauce after hearing rumblings that it was better than the mild sauce back home, but I am eating crow (with some mambo sauce on it of course!) because it is good. I think it's reckless to compare the two sauces now that I've tried this one. Both are good and worthy of standing alone. Different tastes but all delicious nonetheless. I've put this sauce on chicken, hamburgers, fish, french fries... you name it, I've put this sauce on/in it. It's a bit pricey considering what you get in the order, but I do no regret paying a little extra for it. I just ordered another batch and I'm telling all my sauce snob friends back home to take the leap!" —Simone

    Get a pack of two 12 oz. bottles from Amazon for $16.99.

    13. A jar of totally vegan Dutchman’s Popcorn Coconut Oil Butter that tastes exactly like movie popcorn butter but that doesn't have any of the trans fats or added preservatives.

    A person scooping out some of the butter-flavored oil

    Promising review: "Besides the big screen, sticky floors, and comfy chairs, the one thing that makes going to the theater a great experience is the popcorn. I mean, the smell of it hits you the moment you walk in. Microwave popcorn doesn't even come close. And let's not talk about that styrofoam air-popped popcorn. I use a stove top Whirly Pop popcorn kettle and with the Dutchman's popcorn oil it tastes just like the stuff you get at the movies. I even warmed up some of the oil and drizzled it over the top of the popcorn and it's just like that fake-buttery oil you pump into your popcorn bucket. So if you're going for the theater experience, this is a must-buy." —Don

    Get a 30 oz. jar from Amazon for $15.99.

    14. An amazing Cholula Hot Sauce Variety Pack with six delicious flavors of the best hot sauce on the planet. Don't at me. Cholula is the best. Period. This is not up for discussion.

    The bottles in the variety pack places begins a plate of eggs and toast

    The Cholula Variety pack contains one 5 oz. bottle of each of their Original, Chili-Lime, Green Pepper, Sweet Habanero, Chipotle, and Chili-Garlic hot sauces.

    Promising review: "What a way to bring a family together. My kids were constantly bickering and my hubby was tired and stressed from long days at the thread factory. I needed a way for us to bond, in walked these tasty hot sauces! I whipped up a big ol’ taco feast and we started sampling, well the smiles and laughter finally started coming back to the fam! It feels great as a mom to bring my family a well-deserved flavorful experience." —Crystal

    Get six 5 oz. bottles from Amazon for $23.12.

    15. A gluten-free, vegan, and organic bag of Anthony's Coconut Milk Powder you can use to make some incredible cream sauces. It's basically the same thing as that canned coconut milk but in a powdered form so it can easily be incorporated into more recipes!


    Promising review: "When I bought my first bag of coconut milk powder, I wasn't sure what to do with it. My recipes were experimental and, mostly, a flop. I finally figured out how to make my own coconut whipped cream, though. Basically, it's two parts coconut milk powder to one part almost-boiling water. Add sweetener to taste. It's best to whip it with a mixer, the longer the better. A little coconut milk powder makes a big batch of coconut whipped cream, and it tastes every bit as good as it does when you use coconut milk in a can. Kept in a covered dish in the fridge, it lasts a few days. This is much more economical, plus you don't have to worry about preservatives." —Maria M

    Get a 1 lb. bag from Amazon for $14.49.

    16. A bottle of the best. THE. BEST. seasoning the world will ever know (it's my personal favorite if you couldn't tell). Tajin uses a mix of spicy, tangy, and salty flavors to make anything you sprinkle it on fantastic. My mouth is literally salivating at the thought of it on a piece of cucumber.


    Promising review: "I absolutely fell in love with this product. I use it on so many things: apple slices, hard-boiled eggs, watermelon, cottage cheese, salads, chicken, chicken salad, etc. The list goes on because this seasoning is so versatile. It’s NOT spicy hot. More tangy and salty. It reminds me a little of Pica Limon. First I bought the small container, then I bought the larger one, and now I’m a two-pack purchaser. If you’re reading this, you’re probably in the same boat. Wonder if they make it in a 'handle' sized jug? I keep one at home, at work, and in my lunch bag!" —CROCHET QUEEN

    Get a 5 oz. bottle from Amazon for $4.99.

    17. A jar of Inca's Food Aji Amarillo Paste, a specialty from Peru. This one-way ticket to flavor town is high in vitamin C, antioxidants, bold and spicy flavors. It's made using a unique hot pepper grown in the Andes.

    A jar of Inca's Food Aji Amarillo Paste

    Promising review: "Terrific! Slightly spicier than the other brands I have tried, although this is not really a spicy paste in general (not my version anyway). Absolutely wonderful on a 10-hour slow cooker pork loin. Just plop in the loin, dump the whole jar over the meat, and heat it on low for 10 hours. It will fall apart when it's done, and taste terrific over rice, sliced cooked potatoes, bread, whatever. I like strong flavors, so I added a hint of Trader Joe's salt, garlic, pepper blend, and a sprinkle of crushed red Aleppo pepper. It was divine. You could use just this alone, really. Sprinkle on a few scallions before serving it." —Chris

    Get a 7.5 oz. jar from Amazon for $9.90.

    18. A container of Happy Belly Celery Salt, a blend of salt and celery seed that gives a bold and distinctive flavor that's savory, slightly bittersweet, herbal, and grassy. It's especially good sprinkled on potato salad, coleslaw, and cocktails (bloody Marys anyone?) but could honestly go on so many things.


    Promising review: "Celery salt is a staple in my kitchen and this brand is outstanding! It does wonders for egg salad and many savory dishes. The smell of this is fresh and appetizing. The taste is equally satisfying, and the value is great. I have tried other Happy Belly spices and have yet to be disappointed. In fact, so far they’ve exceeded my expectations. Give this a try! I’m sure you’ll be as pleased as I am." —Katherine E. O'Rourke

    Get a 5.5 oz bottle from Amazon for $3.99.

    19. A hot blend of Slap Ya Mama Louisiana Style Cajun Seasoning made with just enough spice and so much great flavor your food won't know what hit it. It goes great on a variety of seafoods and stews but it's also been known to liven things up when you're making chicken.

    A customer review photo of a baking dish filled with chicken covered in Slap Ya Mama Louisiana Style Cajun Seasoning

    Promising review: "I made chicken with Slap Ya Mama — I spread it on like a rub, if you like your food to make your mouth burn use in that way. Otherwise use it sparingly at first so you can gauge just how spicy you want the food to be. I am not knocking this product — I love it. I just wasn't ready for the amount of heat is all and I use it every day. I just use a smaller amount for me on food. Be careful with it at first and then you will know how much is a good amount to use." —Billy Furtado

    Get an 8 oz. can from Amazon for $5.78.

    20. A bottle of Truff's brand new truffle oil, an all-natural, non-GMO, trans fat-, cholesterol-, sugar-, sodium-, and gluten-free option that just so happens to leave your food tasting just like truffles.

    A bottle of the truffle oil sitting next to a plate of seasoned fries

    I recently sampled this and holy moly! If you love the taste of truffles you gotta try it. The flavor isn't overpowering and tastes great on so many things! I personally loved it on my microwave popcorn — really classed it up!

    Get it from Amazon for $15.74.

    21. A FreshJax Grilling Spice Gift Set, which yes, you could give to someone else. But, hear me out, what if you...just kept it for yourself!

    The set of FreshJax Grilling Spices

    FreshJax is a Jacksonville, Florida-based family-owned company dedicated to making delicious spices to make your food taste great. Plus for every box of their spices sold they donate one meal to a child in need. So far they've donated nearly 400,000 meals.

    The set includes Peppered Habanero (great for adding spice to things like steak, kabobs, and wings), Fresh Bay (perfect for all your seafood), Grill Master (tasty on burgers, veggies, and kabobs) Smokey Southwest (for a Tex-Mex flavor that's perfect on chicken and corn on the cob), and Citrus Pepper (which you can sprinkle on fish, chicken, or your favorite veggies).

    Promising review: "For anyone who likes tasty food, this is a must-have! From soups to salads, these spices cover it all and can be used every single day. I keep a few bottles at my desk at work. Their size makes them perfect for transport and they fit in a spice rack perfectly! This is an already packaged gift, just ship it directly to a loved one or friend. How easy is that!!" —Exhibit-v

    Get the set of 1.5 oz bottles from Amazon for $21.24 (available in seven variety packs).

    22. A bottle of small-batch, handmade, vegan Pineapple Habanero Heartbeat Hot Sauce that mixes sweet and spicy to give you a delicious flavor with just the right amount of kick.

    The bottle of Heartbeat Hot Sauce - Pineapple Habanero next to a pineapple

    Heartbeat Hot Sauce Co. is an Ontario, Canada-based company specializing in making artisanal sauces with perfectly fermented peppers and high-quality ingredients.

    Promising review: "I LOVE this hot sauce. It's quarantine and I made an impulse purchase on this but it was worth it!!! Definitely can taste the pineapple. It's not too hot but there is definitely some heat. The flavor is just perfect. I put it on some pineapple pizza and DUDE it was amazing!!! Highly recommend!!!" —Jackie

    Get a 6 fl. oz. bottle from Amazon for $11.95.

    23. A bottle of sweet and just a little spicy Tiger Sauce that's designed using a perfect blend of cayenne peppers sweet and sour.

    A bottle of Tiger Sauce next to a grill

    Promising review: "I have eaten Tiger Sauce on my eggs every morning for several years now and have never tired of it. It is the perfect blend of a little spicy, a little sweet. I used to buy the small containers but then found the large gallon container on Amazon — YEAH!!! Economical and always a large supply right in my cupboard!! What could be better? Try this sauce, love it, and then go bulk, baby!" —Kirston Fellhauer

    Get a 5 oz. bottle from Amazon for $6.72.

    24. A bottle of Sriracha Seasoning to instantly spice-up your favorite foods while giving them a little lime flavor too — just sprinkle it onto whatever you're cooking for that extra kick.

    A bottle of Sriracha Lime Fusion Seasoning next to an egg dish

    Promising review: "The flavor I love in a format I can use everywhere. Love this as a sauce in a bottle, but now I can add it to my rubs." —Stephen N. House

    Get a 4.8 oz. bottle from Amazon for $12.49.

    25. A bag of Kosmos Q Garlic Parmesan Wing Dust, a dry rub filled with savory garlic, creamy Parmesan, and an awesome blend of secret spices that'll make your wings fly! It's also great as an added ingredient to your homemade dips.

    A spilled bag of Kosmos Q Garlic Parmesan Wing Dust

    Promising review: "Two ways I like this best — to marinate boneless skinless thighs in ranch sauce then sprinkle garlic Parm on them before cooking. Yummy! And bake chicken wings until they are super crispy then sprinkle this all over them, put them in a bowl and toss them as you sprinkle the dust. Really really good." —Amazon Lover

    Get a 5 oz. bag from Amazon for $14.95.

    26. A canister of Traeger Grills Seasoning and BBQ Coffee Rub, which, tbh, confused me at first. Coffee? As a rub? But I guess I'm just late to this party because it's actually a fantastic blend of coffee and black pepper flavors that complement everything from beef to veggies.

    A canister of Traeger Grills Seasoning and BBQ Coffee Rub

    Promising review: "I was a bit worried about a 'coffee' rub, but this stuff is great. Adds a nice sweet flavor with a hint of coffee. Great for pork or chicken. I cover an entire chicken, smoke, and eat. Add a little rosemary and stuff the cavity with an orange or apple to ensure moistness." —S. Haywood

    Get an 8.25 oz. can from Amazon for $9.95+ (available in seven flavors).

    27. A bottle of Kumana Avocado Hot Sauce, a Keto-friendly recipe of ripe avocados, mangos, and habanero peppers.

    A person holding a bottle of the avocado hot saice next to their taco

    It's non-GMO verified, plant-based, low carb, dairy- and gluten-free, and has no added sugar.

    Promising review: "So f-ing good. Favorable and just a mild hot, it's really good on anything that needs a little something — eggs, beans and rice, etc. Not a 'hot sauce' as much as a flavor enhancer. And, name aside, not really avocado in flavor. The avocado base just provides a little creamier, smoother, richer flavor for the spiciness. I can see people who don't like avocados still liking this sauce." —Jennifer

    Get a 13.1 oz bottle from Amazon for $11.99 (available in three flavors).

    28. A bag of Anthony's Premium Cheddar Cheese — a powdered, gluten-free, Keto-friendly powdered cheese that'll taste so freakin yummy on your popcorn, macaroni, or DIY Cheetos.

    A small dish filled with Anthony's Premium Cheddar Cheese

    Promising review: "Great cheese product for ketogenic diets. This is the only cheddar cheese powder on the market that is pure cheddar cheese with no starchy carbohydrate fillers. I like to use it on pork rinds to get a keto Cheetos type snack which I call Keetos. A little bit of the powder goes a long way." —Randy

    Get a one-pound bag from Amazon for $12.99 (also available in a butter powder and heavy cream powder).

    29. A bottle of Tablespoon Provisions By Knorr Harissa Seasoning — made with no artificial preservatives or MSG, this addition will add spicy and complex flavors thanks to its mix of smoky red chilis, cayenne, coriander, and garlic. It's a popular flavor for many North African dishes, like couscous.


    Promising review: "I was hit with a powerful and wonderful aroma as soon as I opened the jar. I couldn’t wait to try it. I sprinkled it over some meatballs that I was heating for lunch. Wow! Very nice. It improved them 100%. I’ll be using this a lot. The flavor is smokey and spicy (but not too hot) and distinctly North African. If you enjoy foods from that region then this is a must. I like that they don’t add salt or MSG. I’ve always made my own harissa seasoning (and other blends) to avoid added salt. I prefer to add that separately. But now I’ve found one I can purchase ready-made. For a mass-produced name-brand it is a little on the pricey side, but not too expensive. I can definitely recommend it to those willing to try something new and/or who already love North African cuisine." —Walter

    Get get two 1.7 oz. bottles from Amazon for $11.99 (available in three flavors).

    30. A bottle of El Chilerito Chamoy. Chamoy is honestly one of my favorite flavors, I've had it on mango, in ice cream and drinks, on chips, and as part of my favorite candy. It's a spicy, peppery flavor that's most popularly used on top of fresh fruit. It. Is. So. Good.

    A customer review photo of a bottle of El Chilerito Chamoy

    Promising review: "Huge, delicious, and perfect for fruit or micheladas!" —Amazon Customer

    Get a 33.8 fl. oz. bottle from Amazon for $8.50.

    31. An all-purpose Magic Dry Rub Spice Powder — this award-winning household staple gives foods a savory flavor with just a hint of citrus. It can really liven up any food, from chicken to popcorn!

    A bottle of Magic Dry Rub Spice Powder next to a plate of grilled chicken

    Promising review: "The flavor that Black Magic adds to my steaks in incredible. It's got a perfect amount of salty, with tastes of onion and garlic. I don't know if the charcoal that's in the ingredients has anything to do with the flavor, and the fact that charcoal is an ingredient seems odd, but once I tasted it, that aspect no longer mattered. I sprinkled both sides liberally and set them in the fridge overnight. Shortly before they were cooked, medium-rare, I smeared the steaks with some butter. So good." —C/O Jim

    Get a 5.5 oz. bottle from Amazon for $10.99.

    32. A giant container of Happy Belly Granulated Garlic, because you can never have too much garlic. Never.

    A large container of Happy Belly Granulated Garlic

    Promising review: "I love to cook. But I also like to make things easy on myself. I don't have to peel and chop garlic. Just shake and enjoy. My family and friends are happy too." —Betty Chandler

    Get a 24 oz. container from Amazon for $8.67.

    33. A bottle of One & Done All-Purpose Seasoning & BBQ Rub that’s so versatile you can use it on everything from steaks, burgers, and chicken to french fries and guacamole. It uses a blend of six different spices — salt, pepper, garlic, onion, and with a hint of spicy.

    A bottle of One & Done All-Purpose Seasoning & BBQ Rub next to a plate of chicken

    Promising review: "Wife or husband don't know how to season? BAM! Problem solved. The girlfriend always asks while cooking 'What should I put on this chicken or pork?' BAM! Problem solved! Kickass seasoning, cheap, but really does go great on pretty much any kind of meat! Especially fish, or any kind of seafood! It DOES have a kick to it, so if you don't like spicy you may not like it. It's not crazy hot, just a hint of spice in there." —Drew Patterson

    Get an 8.25 oz container from Amazon for $10.99.

    34. A Nando's PERi PERi Artisan Hot Sauce Variety Pack complete with four big ol' bottles of sauce to zest up, spice up, and fill all your foods with the best flavor.

    The four bottles of the PERi PERi Artisan Hot Sauce Variety Pack

    Nandon's PERi-PERi pack includes one bottle of their Lemon & Herb, Garlic, Medium, and Extra, Extra Hot sauces.

    Promising review: "I ordered the variety pack that contained the Extra Extra Hot Sauce. I wanted to try the garlic sauce and expected that the xx-hot would be the bottle that lasted the longest. Quite the opposite! I’ve eaten half the bottle of xx-hot on smoked pulled pork and it is simply amazing. This sauce works well in Thai chicken 'zoodle' soup. It looks like my next order will be just the xx-hot. Nando’s PERi PERi sauce is on point. I love the stuff." —mattysdaddy

    Get a pack of four 9.1 oz. bottles from Amazon for $18 (available in seven packs).

    35. And a bottle of Freddy’s Famous Fry Sauce that just so happens to be the same secret sauce recipe available at Freddy's restaurants across the country — just in case you haven't been able to make it for a while.

    A bottle of Freddy's Famous Fry Sauce

    Promising review: "I have lived in Utah for most of my life. When I didn't, I missed the majestic mountains and fry sauce found at a regional chain of fast-food restaurants. Unwilling to eat out during COVID, I tried several fry sauce varieties and FINALLY found the fry sauce best suited for my taste buds! Freddy's is delicious and as close to the original as I've found." —Jay

    Get an 18 fl. oz. bottle from Amazon for $12.70.

    Bone Apple Tea everyone.


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