32 Truly Underrated Hot Sauces You Need To Try

Brb, going bankrupt because of hot sauce.

We asked the BuzzFeed Community what their favorite underrated hot sauces were, and here’s what they said.

1. Susie’s Hot Sauce

“This, hot sauce fans, is Susie’s. Made and sold in Antigua, it’s my go-to blow-your-head-off sauce for everything. I love it.” —erical4150362e1

Available here for $10.95 a bottle.

2. Lucky Dog Día del Perro

“You have to taste this heavenly goodness! It goes well on just about damn near everything. Not to mention it has an awesome label to match its amazing flavor.” —sugarbriches82

Available here for $8.99.

3. El Yucateco Xxxtra Hot Sauce

“Tabasco and other red sauces taste too bitter and not spicy IMO, so that’s why I love this one. Not only is it spicy, but it has a great flavor to it.” —foxygrandpa93

Build your own six-pack of sauces for $21.95.

4. Cayucos Hot Sauce

“A hometown friend made this fantastic sauce. Perfectly spicy with a dash of sweetness. Best sauce for tacos by the beach in Central Cali.” —taylorharvell

Available here for $6.95 a bottle.

5. Lousiana

“Louisiana hot sauce is THE best hot sauce around. I’ve been drenching my food in it since I was a child. I now carry a small bottle with me everywhere I go.” —nenerocks1

A 24-pack of 3 oz. bottles available here for $34.02.

6. Crystal Hot Sauce

“Crystal’s hot sauce is the best hot sauce ever. Tried it once, been obsessed ever since. I even got little packets so I could bring it with me wherever I go. #HotSauceInMyPurse” —maddief40f131faa

Available here for $6.60 a bottle.

7. Matouk’s

“Matouks. It reminds me of the homemade hot sauce that my mom used to make, but be careful: It’s way hotter than Sriracha or most other hot sauces.” —simoneh9

Available here for $10.25 a bottle.

8. Pepper Plant


Available here for $11.99 a bottle.

9. Piri Piri

“Portuguese piri piri is the spicy tingle of dreams! I definitely recommend getting the imported real deal.” —hannahwillett

Available here for $10 a bottle.

10. Melinda’s

“Melinda’s! It’s so delicious, specifically the fire-roasted habanero and garlic version.” —melanies478a623e4

Available here for $8.57.

11. Smack My Ass & Call Me Sally

“Smack My Ass & Call Me Sally Jalapeno: The Second Slapping” from Tiajuana Flats. Just the right balance of heat and flavor. And you can’t beat the name.” —rebbymac

Available here for $5.99.

12. Gator Hammock Gator Sauce

“By far the best hot sauce ever made. Tastes good on absolutely everything.” —

Available here for $9.95 a bottle.

13. D’Elidas

“Vinegar-based Panamanian hot sauce with a mustardy finish. It goes with literally everything, especially chicken soup and rice and beans.” —Tess

Available here for $5.95 a bottle.

14. Conky Joe’s

“Conky Joe’s out of the Bahamas. Until recently I couldn’t find it anywhere but the Bahamas (anytime I had friends going that way I would pay them to bring back bottles of it). However, in the last year or so several online sites have started carrying it.” —qbert61

Available here for $6 a bottle.

15. Hank’s Hot Sauce

“Made in Sea Isle, New Jersey, Hank’s makes several flavors, all of which are flavorful and delicious. My personal fave is the Cil-ank-tro!!!” —mariar4bf38f797

Available here for $6 a bottle.

16. Marie Sharp’s

“It’s hard to get in the US (I have to order it online) but it’s totally worth it!” —allidewar

Available here for $12.25 a bottle.

17. Tiger Sauce

“Tiger Sauce is my go-to hot sauce and Nu-Nu’s is my go-to seasoning. And that’s coming from a born and bred Cajun.” —ashleyleleuxa

Available here for $11.88 for a pack of six.

18. Old Grumpy Mark’s

“This little hot sauce company in Pennsylvania, Old Grumpy Mark’s, literally makes the best!! It will change your life. They have everything from a super-mild fruit infused hot sauce to one called “Black Label” that will light you on fire (in a good way).” —samanthac4133aeb86

Available here for $4.99 a bottle.

19. Dragon’s Blood Elixir

“Local ingredients, small batches, and the proprietor is an awesome guy. So, so tasty — and he’s got spice levels to suit almost any palate, tons of choices! My kids love his Maple Roasted Apple. Dragon’s Blood Elixir is his signature sauce.” —maggiep43c8b4b48

Available here for $7.50 a bottle.

20. The Table Sauce from Benito’s

“When you think Vermont, you definitely don’t think hot sauce, but now you should. The Table Sauce from Benito’s is ridiculously good. The unique butternut squash base makes for a creamy and slightly sweet sauce that goes great with eggs. Every summer when I go back to my home state of Vermont, I pick up a bottle or two.” —kaelam93

Available here for $6.99.

21. Kilauea Fire Hot Sauce

“This Hawaiian hot sauce can’t be beat. It’s sweet, it’s spicy, and it’s addictive as hell. I put it on everything, from my stir-fry, to my hamburger, to my mac ‘n’ cheese. It’s just a sexy, sexy hot sauce.” —mikiefambro

Available here for $35 for a four-pack.

22. Secret Aardvark Habanero Sauce

“Aardvark habanero hot sauce! It’s made in Oregon and pretty well-known in some towns. Six years ago you could only find it at like four stores in Portland. It’s hot, spicy, flavorful, and amazeballs. I have six bottles in my cabinet.” —serenab4fda8f988

Available here for $9.85 a bottle.

23. Hot Ones

“Hot Ones hot sauce is the absolute best — tastes amazing on everything.” —caroscott33

Available here for $12 a bottle.

24. Valentina

“Valentina!!! Goes with everything, comes in regular and extra hot, but the extra hot is where it’s at. My abuela used to have a cart where she sold snow cones and chicharrones, complete with a generous dousing of Valentina. YUM! My husband was the one who introduced me to Valentina on Doritos though. Oh yes.” —synthialou

Available here for $7.95 a bottle.

25. Tears of Joy

“Anything by Tears of Joy brand in Austin — their August in Austin is the most flavorful scorching habanero sauce I’ve ever had. Plus they do collabs with indie bands to create their own sauces.” —jane123456789

Available here for $8 a bottle.

26. Grace Scotch Bonnet

“I’m from Jamaica, and while it is hot as heck here, we still love spicy foods. Unfortunately not everyone on the island is so inclined, so I generally have a bottle of the Grace Scotch Bonnet sauce on hand for all things takeout. It burns like a fire but is so totally worth it.”

Available here for $11.80 a bottle.

27. Lao Gan Ma

“It’s hot, salty, oily, and so good, and I don’t know too many people who have tried it.” —kalila

Available here for $8.90 a bottle.

28. Dave’s Insanity Sauce

“I like spicy foods, and even I can handle only a few drops. Our local taco shop offers a free glass of milk to anyone who asks to use Dave’s.” —carolinem37

Available here for $8.49 a bottle.

29. Torchy’s

“Torchy’s is an amazing taco stand in Texas that makes bomb-ass habanero-tomato hot sauce. It’s super hot without leaving you gasping, because it finishes really clean.” —marthas46904b0c8

Available here for $9.99.

30. Poblano

“Poblano hot sauce is so good that we gave them out as favors at our wedding. The hot sauce is made in Tucson, Arizona, and is the best. My wife and I are native Tucsonans and ship this sauce to friends and family around the country because it is hard to find outside of the state.” —floydt

Available here for $3.96 a bottle.

31. Outer Limits Hot Sauce

“Outer Limits Hot Sauce is by far the best hot sauce I have ever had. They have four flavors (all which feature awesome artwork), and they are made out of fresh, all-natural ingredients, so you know exactly what you’re putting on your food. My favorite is Jalapeño Hemp Seed. They’re based out of North Jersey, but you can buy their sauces online as well.” —niscalia

Available here for $24.99 for a four-pack sampler.

32. Mezzetta

“This is by far the best hot sauce anyone will have the privilege of trying. If I ever leave California I will make sure I exit with a lifetime supply in the fear of not finding it in another state.” —leannahaas

Available here for $2.12 a bottle.

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