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    24 Delicious Store-Bought Dipping Sauces

    Any sauce can be a dipping sauce if you try hard enough.

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    1. Mike's Hot Honey – it'll do wonders when drizzled over stuff like leftover pizza, Brussells sprouts, really everything but the kitchen sink. It's also wonderful for some messy, sticky dunking that'll be oh so worth cleaning up any drips that don't make it down your throat hole.

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    I love it and so do most of the BuzzFeed shopping writers. IT'S JUST SO GOOD.

    Promising review: "Guess I must LOVE it seeing as I've bought SIX bottles already!! Chicken fingers dipped in this 'hot honey?' To die for!!" —Thomas Smith

    Get it from Amazon for $8.48.

    2. Big John's Ol' West BBQ & Dippin Sauce – your new grilling go-to that won't cover up the smoky taste of charcoal on dat meat.

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    Promising review: "This was recommended by a co-worker as one of the best BBQ sauces he had ever tried. So I ordered a bottle from Amazon and used it after my last grill out. I used it on hot dogs and hamburgers which I normally would use just plain ketchup and mustard. Let me tell you this sauce was amazingly good on these. Has that traditional BBQ flavor I was expecting with a touch of sweetness. Just the right amount of pepper in it as well. It really enhanced the charcoal grill flavor and didn't just override or cover it up. I look forward to trying it on ribs and chicken next. I already anticipate another order, probably go for the gallon size. My son also approved of this and he is pretty particular about his food and only uses ketchup. I would rank this in my top three BBQ sauces of all time and I have tried many many sauces over the years. You have a repeat customer as long as you keep the BBQ supply flowing." —BK

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99 (also available in a gallon size).

    3. Inglehoffer Horseradish Squeeze Wasabi for some sinus-clearning flavor that'll bring even more life to your seared tuna, salmon, and other delectable dishes.

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    s/o to my coworker Rebecca O'Connell for this hot (in more ways that one) tip!

    Promising review: "This is a wonderful product and impossible to find any longer in stores. Stock up while you can! It's a great sauce for those who love horseradish and wasabi — truly unique flavor and adds a lot to dishes when you serve with it on the side." —personal feedback

    Get it from Amazon for $7.18.

    4. Honeycup Mustard that'd be great for fries, chicken strips, etc., etc., BUT its true strength lies in the wonderful way its sweet/sharp flavor binds together honeybaked ham and a sweet Hawaiian roll for pure bliss.

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    Throw in two bread and butter pickles on the side of that sammie for "pure heaven," according to my coworker Maitland Quitmeyer.

    Promising review: "This mustard is divine. Thick and creamy not soupy, perfect as a dip. The perfect balance between sweet and spicy. Perfect with Snyder's Old Tyme Pretzels. I just don't know where to purchase it! I love it..." —R. Harris

    Get it from Amazon for $8.99.

    5. Stubb's Original Bar-B-Q Sauce to satisfy folks who are picky about their Texas-style BBQ.

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    Whom specifically?! My coworker Natalie Brown = a Texan who owns up to being picky about BBQ and recs this stuff!

    Promising review: "Hard to describe, but I love that this isn't a generic BBQ sauce. Even original has got some spice to it, and a nice smoky sharp flavor. I have strong dislike for sweetened BBQ sauces, and if there's any sugar in this, I can't taste it at all. Best on ribs, but I use as a dip or sauce for many different meats." —Eric E. Mckee

    Get it from Amazon for $11.84 (available in six flavors).

    6. Soy Vay Veri Veri Teriyaki Marinade and Sauce that'll assist you on stir fry, steaks, noodles, and more... and then you can dip all those things in it for a double coating. Yum!

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    Rec'd by my colleague Rachel Dunkel!

    Promising review: "Great for when I pan-fry steak. I put 5–6 tablespoons on the steak about 3 minutes before removing from the skillet. Then drain the excess in a bowl to use for dipping the bites in." —William J Sebastian

    Get a three-pack from Amazon for $23.98 (also available in low sodium).

    7. Tapatio – it isn't a dipping sauce per se, but if you have a taste for spicy things, coating everything in it wouldn't be a terrible idea!

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    Just so you know, Elena Garcia says she DROWNS everything in it.

    Promising review: "I always get this item in bulk and pour it into the smaller containers. I am never disappointed with this for taquitos and burritos. I just love it. Good experience with this being delivered. Good and timely. oh! and it's good on tacos too." —bwbstr435

    Get a two-pack of 32. oz jars from Walmart for $7.96.

    8. Wild Thymes Farm Thai Chili Roasted Garlic Dipping Sauce to be there in the crunch when all of a sudden you're throwing together apps because people are on the way to your house. Dump it on a brick of cream cheese (like so) and wait to get showered in compliments.

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    Promising review: "We have been getting this for three years for us, and for our adult kids and for our own siblings. Indescribable — hot, great on cheese, almost anything. Well, not ice cream or pie, but any hors d'oeuvres." —Burton E.Knepp

    Get it from Amazon for $10.28.

    9. Tropical Pepper Mango Coconut Sauce as an all-purpose food improver for a range of delish stuff like chicken, shrimp, veggies, crudite, fruit, nearly anything!

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    Promising review: "My favorite sauce for dipping. Also works for grilling. Amazing blend of mango, habanero, and coconut. Great on chicken, killer on shrimp, tasty on veggies. Perks up leftovers. Not too hot, very flavorful, just right! Was very glad when Amazon started carrying this item, as it is hard to find in stores outside Florida. Will be ordering more as soon as I finish this review!" —Kevin C

    Get it from Amazon for $9.97.

    10. A trio of Stonewall Kitchen Aiolis that'll help satisfy your creamy condiment hankerings with a variety of foods.

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    Promising review: "We used the sauces at a large gathering. Everyone loved the three flavors, using them on their burgers, veggies, and even as sweet potato chip dip. A great product. Classy jars!" —Amy

    Get them from Amazon for $21.95.

    11. Kumana Avocado Hot Sauce as a vibrant option for meatballs, tacos, eggs, and even just plain tortilla chips!

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    Promising review: "My new go-to sauce! Received this sauce three days ago and already demolished over half the bottle. It is not too spicy and well balanced with vinegar and robust in flavor. I use it as a finishing drizzle across pan-seared fish, a dipping sauce for lamb cocktail meatballs, on tacos and on eggs. So far, I find it add a nice zing and a hit of flavor to most anything I put in on. Try it and see if you agree." —Jack

    Get it from Amazon for $11.79.

    12. Weichuan Dumpling Sauce – it'll make you wonder why the hell you've been dipping your dumplings in plain ole' soy sauce like a fool all this time.

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    My colleague Sarah Han prefers this for dumpling-dunking over soy sauce any day!

    Promising review: "Good product, has the right blend for dumplings. Used for years." —Susan G.

    Get a two-pack from Amazon for $15.03.

    13. Sir Kensington's Spicy Ketchup to be your knight in shining armor when you think that it's a good idea to heat up leftover fries. We've all been there.

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    Promising review: "This ketchup is thick, has a delicious very real tomato taste and not as sweet as other ketchups available. It still has a nice vinegar base if you like Heinz as I use to until I discovered this brand. I first had it at a restaurant and couldn’t find it in supermarkets in my area. Very happy I was able to purchase." —Betsy Leininger

    Get a six-pack from Amazon for $22.

    14. Fischer and Wieser Razzpotle Roasted Raspberry Chipotle Sauce – it combines some flavors that'll have you scratching your head BUT can instantly improve the flavor of all sorts of stuff!

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    Promising review: "Nectar of the Gods. This stuff is killer! It has a slight kick to it from the chipotle but not so much as to be uncomfortable. This sauce complements everything I've put it on so far, including my breakfast eggs. I've used it for dipping sauce as well. Basically every time I eat something now, I'm reaching for this sauce." —SteveF

    Get it from Amazon for $15.

    15. Sweet Baby Ray's Secret Sauce for all the folks out there who've sworn to track down a dupe for Outback's Bloomin' Onion sauce. Well, HERE SHE IS.

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    Promising review: "This stuff is AMAZING. Great for burgers or even just dipping your chicken or steak, anything really. Amazing flavor. Not hot, but has a definite flavorful spice. It's hard to describe but it's incredible. It's not the 'hot' that I look for as a person that loves heat in my food, but it has a very appealing spice that just has an amazing taste. If you like hot stuff, it's not that, but it will still appeal. If you can't stand hot food but like a little spice, you'll love it too." —Adam Placker

    Get a two-pack from Amazon for $8.81.

    16. Historic Lynchburg Tennessee Whiskey Swineapple Rib Glaze and Dippin' Sauce – it might just make you wanna coat and then dip ribs in it every day of the week that ends in -y.

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    Promising review: "We got a slab of St. Louis ribs and seasoned them with the 'bone lickin seasoning' overnight. In the morning we put them in the oven at 300 for 5 hours. Then to the grill and we used like 1/3-1/2 the bottle with grilling and then Dipping after. These ribs came out so perfect I just ordered another bottle. We also used a dab with Montreal steak seasoning on our NY strip steaks. This is such a tasty bbq sauce it is slightly sweet and tangy, it isn't a spicy taste it is just plain good. You can't taste alcohol but you can taste the whiskey. I am a fan of Jack Daniels myself so maybe I'm biased but it is a very good flavor. I wouldn't say the jack is overpowering. It is just plain tasty. Hands down best sauce you will ever eat!

    PROS:

    - Simple but authentic TN good ribs.

    - Versatile, can be used on more than just ribs

    CONS:

    - Price, a little pricey, but worth it in quality and flavor

    - 70 calories per 2 tbsp, you will use more than 2 tbsp!

    Very addicting." —J4

    Get it from Amazon for $9.87+ (available in nine flavors).

    17. Tamicon Tangy Tamarind Dip with a tangy zing that'll help reimagine what's for dinner... like steak?!

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    Promising review: "Excellent sauce! Mix with a little ketchup...it makes a perfect dipping sauce for steak and especially rack of lamb. Will definitely buy again soon!" —Randz

    Get it from Amazon for $6.33.

    18. A sampler of Queen Majesty Hot Sauce Trinity in case you're feeling a lil' fawn-cy and wanna treat yo' taste buds. (And why the hell not?!) What are you even doing if your hot sauce labels aren't stylish as heck.

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    Also recommended by my colleague Rachel Dunkel!

    Promising review: "Loved the taste and the right level of spiciness for us. These trio size bottles are the perfect size. They go well with sandwiches, noodles, addition to any dipping sauce and many more I guess.." —Amazon Customer

    Get them from Amazon for $19.95.

    19. Terrapin Ridge Spicy Chipotle Squeeze to elevate burgers, crab cakes, shrimp skewers, and so much more with a spicy kick. Oh, and it could be *just* the thing to go with those vegan chicken nuggets.

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    Promising review: "Really great dipping sauce. I really love this! Great for vegan chicken nuggets. Not too salty, and not too spicy. Just perfect!" —ASA

    Get it from Amazon for $7.12.

    20. Lee Kum Kee Hoisin Sauce as your new go-to for roasts, stir fries, and dipping all sorts of things that deserve the upmost attention like wontons and egg rolls.

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    Promising review: "This is very good hoisin sauce, which I use as a sauce for beef and pea pod dinners. It is also a wonderful dipping sauce for wontons and egg rolls. And the price is so reasonable! Highly recommend this product." —Ribbons

    Get it from Amazon for $8.90.

    21. French's Sweet Buffalo Mustard Dipping Sauce that is more or less just a combo of Frank's Red Hot and French's Mustard that'll have you wishing you'd thunk of it.

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    Promising review: "I love dipping my fries, wings and pretty much anything in a good sauce. I've always used Follow Your Heart Vegenaise mixed with various different hot sauces and that's been perfect for so long. Now this has become my sauce of choice. It's spicy and tangy in all the right ways and you can equally taste the Frank's Red Hot Sauce and mustard while it blends well. I like that it is a mix between hot sauce and mustard in consistency too and that makes it perfect for varying different uses. I've even been using it on my sandwiches and it kills there too! I never would have actually mixed the two on my own, but now I have this and it's amazing!!!!!!" —OA

    Get an eight-pack from Amazon for $25.75. (OK, it's an *investment* to buy this many bottles, but the reviewers adore this stuff!)

    22. Jade All-Natural Sichuan Peanut Sauce as a versatile household staple you'll come to swear by.

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    Promising review: "A staple in our house, it is an outstanding sauce. I use it as a cold shrimp dip as well as a stir fry sauce. Wonderfully spicy but not overdone." —Kathleen Rohde

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99 or get a three-pack for $39.99.

    23. A Whataburger Ketchup Variety Pack in case the normal stuff at home just does NOT compare. (It never does!)

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    Promising review: "This is the greatest ketchup in the world. There is no superior ketchup. Heinz and Huntz do not compare to the tomatoey viscous magic that fills this bottle. Whataburger ketchup is like an orchestral accompaniment for every French fry." —catherine

    Get them from Amazon for $10.97.

    24. And a 52 oz. bottle of Hidden Valley Ranch because it seems like I'm the only one on planet earth who doesn't dunk every morsel of food into this dressing. Hello, yes, welcome to my TED talk of controversial food opinions....

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    Promising review: "This is a pretty frequent choice for us. We like it a lot. We use it on salads, raw snap peas, and hot wings my husband makes. I occasionally dip pizza in it, too. Not so keen on the idea of using this in baked things, like commercials are showing, but who knows, maybe someday." —KT

    Get a 52 oz. bottle from Amazon for $7.98.

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