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A hot sauce-lover's guide to scorchingly good condiments

Heather Barnett is a freelance writer and foodie whose work has been featured in blogs, websites, magazines, and TV and radio ads. She spends her free time relaxing with her soulmate, Keith; her dog, Mosby "The Fly Slayer;" and Felix th...

Ay, caramba!

Some like it hot, and, if you're one of them, you're sure to find an old (or new) favorite on this list of crazy-hot sauces. Try them all... if you dare.
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Some like it hot...

Ay, caramba!

Some like it hot, and, if you're one of them, you're sure to find an old (or new) favorite on this list of crazy-hot sauces. Try them all... if you dare.

Some of us are just culinary masochists. If you like a super-spicy dish as much as we do, you've got to check out these nine amazing sauces. We've added a chili pepper spice rating to let you know how hot our picks are.

1

Taco Bell Lava Sauce

Spice rating: Spice rating: 0.5

While it's far from the hottest sauce on this list, we'd like to give Taco Bell a shoutout for this spicy sauce, which gives their Volcano Tacos the kick you're expecting. When it disappeared from the menu after only three short months, fans of the taco, well, lost it! They took to social media outlets like Facebook, joining and creating groups dedicated to bringing it back. Luckily, it worked!

2

Blair's Heat Collection Wasabi Green Tea

Spice rating: Spice rating: 0.5

One of the more mild (at least in terms of this list… it will still kick your butt) sauces on this list, we couldn't leave out something this unique. It's made with real Japanese wasabi root and jalapeños with a little green tea and ginger root thrown in for extra Asian flair.

3

Smack My A** and Call Me Sally —
The Slap Heard Around the World

Spice rating: Spice rating: 4

Where do we start? While it's Scoville rating has it coming in just under the hottest sauce on this list, don't underestimate it. According to Tijuana Flats, "one taste will leave your head spinning, your knees knocking and your mouth shouting," and we couldn't agree more. If you're brave enough to try it, we recommend a giant glass of cow juice to take the edge off.

4

Green Bandit Basil Serrano Hot Sauce

Spice rating: Spice rating: 2.5

This self-proclaimed genre-bending sauce was supposedly stolen from a secret family recipe. Made with habanero peppers, serrano peppers and basil, it's intended to be added to Italian food, so drop a little on your next batch of Bolognese for a little spice courtesy of the folks in New Jersey.

5

Frostbite

Spice rating: Spice rating: 4

Not only is Frostbite insanely hot, you'll be dazzled before you taste the first drop. The world's first white hot sauce, it actually shimmers when you shake it up! But if you're looking for extra flavor, this isn't the sauce for you. It was created to add extra spice to beverages without adding flavor. You can add it to lemonade, soda, beer and more!

6

Frank's RedHot Xtra Hot Sauce

Spice rating: Spice rating: 1.5

If you've had buffalo wings, you've probably had Frank's RedHot. But if you want to live on the edge, we recommend Frank's RedHot Xtra Hot. It's four times hotter than the original with all the flavor. Don't just use it to kick up your buffalo wings, though. It's great in chili, rice or in bloody marys.

7

Satan's Blood Chile Extract

Spice rating: Spice rating: 5

As the legend goes, this flaming treat was created during the full moon on Friday the 13th back in October of 2000. Blood-red in color and served up in a potion bottle, tasting this sauce is like tasting, well, Satan's blood.

8

Marie Sharp's Habanero Pepper Sauce

Spice rating: Spice rating: 3.5

One of the more unique sauces on our list, Marie Sharp's Habanero Pepper Sauce is blended with carrots for a balanced flavor and heat. Put a few drops on soups, in stir-frys or in rice and beans.

9

Unique Destiny Jolokia

Spice rating: Spice rating: 3.5

Made with one of the hottest peppers in the world, the Naga Bhut Jolokia, this sauce is probably one of the finest on the list. The name of this pepper in the U.S. is "the ghost pepper," so called because those who eat it turn an ashen white. While this may sound intimidating, the addition of other ingredients actually makes it plenty palatable for beginners.

Make your own hot sauce

Seriously hot habanero hot sauce
All-purpose Mexican hot sauce
Bolivian hot sauce

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