Valentine’s Day is upon us and while many are rushing to get their last minute presents for their loved ones, we’re cooking up something extra hot for you lovers out there. Today, we’re putting a spicy new spin on Valentine’s Day by checking out the best hot sauces ever! Chili is a great way to make food extra interesting, as it adds a layer of flavor and heat to any dish. But aside from providing extra heat to dishes, did you know that chili has health benefits?
Chili’s Hidden Health Benefits
There are some health benefits to consuming chili moderately, thanks to its capsaicin. What is capsaicin? According to Healthline, capsaicin is the “main bioactive plant compound” in chili that makes it uniquely hot. Interestingly, capsaicin has been found to be helpful in preventing malignant cells to grow, thus being effective in the treatment of prostate cancer, Livestrong reported. Additionally, capsaicin has been found to help suppress appetite, so it’s great for those who are trying to lose or maintain weight.
Chili is also rich in vitamins, including the antioxidant vitamin C, vitamin B6 for energy metabolism, vitamin K1 or phylloquinone for healthy blood, bones, and kidneys, potassium, copper, and beta carotene, which converts to vitamin A. To get your fix of chili and its health benefits, we’ve curated some of the best hot sauces ever that you can incorporate into your Valentine’s dinner dishes!
1. Huy Fong Sriracha Chili Hot Sauce
With a consistent Amazon rating of 97%, Huy Fong Sriracha Chili Hot Sauce has grown to be a beloved brand across the country. The recipe comes from David Tran, whose chili-making journey began way back in 1975 in Vietnam. As a refugee in the United States, he perfected his craft, first selling hot sauce in 1980 in Chinatown, Los Angeles. The hot sauce ranks in the 1,000–2,500 heat units range in the Scoville scale heat rating. Shop at Amazon.
2. Satan’s Blood Chile Extract Hot Sauce
For those who want to turn up the heat, literally, this Valentine’s, go for Satan’s Blood Chile Extract Hot Sauce, which scores 800,000 Scoville units. It has won multiple Scovie Awards and is crafted from chili extract and red wine vinegar. This intensely flavored hot sauce was first conceived on Friday the 13trh in October 2000, during a full moon, so expect some tears streaming down your face from all the heat. A fair warning to those who dare. Shop at Amazon.
3. TRUFF Hot Sauce
Heat connoisseurs will love to explore the layers of flavor in this TRUFF Hot sauce, that is created through an intricate blend of ripe red chili peppers, real black truffle, organic agave nectar and savory spices. Instead of just providing heat, the sauce provides a unique way to level up any dish thanks to its charismatic and delightful flavor. Each bottle is meticulously crafted using ripe red chili peppers infused with black truffle oil from Northern Italy and organic agave nectar from Jalisco, Mexico. It also has a hint of organic cumin for maximum flavor. The best part? There’s no preservatives involved. Shop at Amazon.
4. Cholula Original Mexican Hot Sauce with Wooden Stopper Top
If you want good ol’ Mexican hot sauce, this is the hot sauce for you. It features mild heat with some smoky undertones, which is great paired with any Mexican or American dish. It is rated about 500-1,000 Scoville units and adds lots of flavor to your dishes. Shop at Amazon.
5. Frank’s RedHot Original Cayenne Pepper Sauce
Born in Buffalo, New York in 1964, this hot sauce is crafted with a premium blend of aged cayenne peppers that provides both heat and flavor to any dish. Contains distilled vinegar, garlic powder, salt, and water. Shop at Amazon.
6. Tapatio Salsa Picante Hot Sauce
Those who live in Los Angeles would know that this is a staple in almost every restaurant in the state. Described as “the most balanced hot sauce” in the market, Tapatio provides moderate heat and lively flavor to any dish. Fans of Tapatio recommend stocking up on this item, as it often gets sold out in groceries. Shop at Amazon.
7. Professor Phardtpounders Colon Cleaner Hot Sauce
This interestingly named hot sauce serves as a fair warning to those who dare. Stored in a flash bottle, this special hot sauce is made of the most basic ingredients: scotch bonnet peppers, mustard, modified food starch, salt, onions, water, vinegar, turmeric, sugar, sodium benzoate. However, together the ingredients make it an “elixir of capsaicin extremus.” Amazon reviewers have commended its mustard-base flavor, which is perfectly paired with sandwiches. Shop at Amazon.
8. Pain is Good Batch #218 Louisiana Style Hot Sauce
Perfect for Valentine’s Day dishes, this hot sauce features a sweet and spicy flavor to it that is truly unique. It’s made of cayenne and tabasco peppers and adds a delightful kick to any dish. Shop at Amazon.
9. Texas Pete Original Hot Sauce
Texas Pete was born out of the need for spicier sauce. According to The Thrillist, customers at the Dixie Pig BBQ stand in Winston-Salem wanted something hotter, so the Dixie Pig owners crafted this special hot sauce from aged peppers. Shop at Amazon.
10. Louisiana Hot Sauce Original
This hot sauce is a true heritage. It features a generations old recipe using simple ingredients including carefully selected and handpicked, authentic sun-ripened peppers, resulting to a hot sauce that’s perfect for virtually any dish. It hails from New Iberia, Louisiana and was launched in 1928. Product reviews rave about this hot sauce’s ability to be great on literally any dish, making it a kitchen staple. Shop at Amazon.
Spice up your Valentine’s Day with the best hot sauces ever! Whether you have someone to share this special day with or are single and ready to mingle, be brave enough to try something new in the kitchen. In the meantime, here are some great ideas for last minute gifts for Valentine’s Day. Make sure to follow The Teelie Blog and subscribe to our newsletter for the freshest updates on products for you, your home, and your family. Happy Valentine’s Day!
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