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.
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.
“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.
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.
“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.