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Can hot sauce go bad?

Can Hot Sauce Go Bad?

We’ve all seen it. That ubiquitous bottle of hot sauce at your local taqueria or diner, just sitting there on the table, unrefrigerated, for who knows how long. But is it bad?

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2020 Screaming Mimi Awards

2020 Screaming Mi Mi Award Winners

Here are this year's winners! Congratulations to some of the great sauces award this year.

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The Most Popular Pepper, The Jalapeño

The Most Popular Pepper, The Jalapeño

The jalapeño is one of the most known chilli peppers, maybe even the most popular pepper in the world! It is perfect for those of us that love to add a little heat to any dish. 

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Is My Hot Sauce Vegan?

Is My Hot Sauce Vegan?

If you're a vegan or vegetarian, it can be hard to eliminate animal products from your diet. We talk about sauces that fit with your lifestyle.

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Hot Sauce Review - Allegheny City Farms Kung-Pao Rush

Hot Sauce Review - Allegheny City Farms Kung-Pao Rush

We review Kung-Pao Rush, your next favorite sauce for Asian-inspired dishes.

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Hot Sauce Review - Raucous Daucus

Hot Sauce Review - Raucous Daucus

We review Raucous Daucus, the rowdy carrot. Made in San Luis Obispo, utilizing a unique pepper, the Bulgarian carrot pepper.

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Our Top Five Sodium-Free Hot Sauces (Plus Some Extras)

Our Top Five Sodium-Free Hot Sauces (Plus Some Extras)

So, you love slathering hot sauce on your favorite foods, but you're concerned about too much salt in your diet? Well, get to slatherin' because we've pulled together a list of our favorite no-sodium (and some low-sodium) sauces.

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The Scoville Cold War

The Scoville Cold War

Ever since Dave's Insanity hit the market in the early 1990s, many hot sauce manufacturers have jumped into a hot sauce weapons race reminiscent of the nuclear stockpiling and development programs of the Cold War.

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"Odd" Uses for Hot Sauce

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Hot sauce is a versatile way to add more flavor and kick to everyday foods. Because of this, it's pretty commonly used to add spice to everything from eggs, to tacos, to pizza. But what about other foods?

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What's Your Most Embarrassing Hot Sauce Experience?

What's Your Most Embarrassing Hot Sauce Experience?

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If you're a hot sauce fan, odds are you've experienced an unexpected dose of hot sauce or surprisingly spicy food that was just a bit (or a lot) hotter than you expected.

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Hot Sauce Burn

5 Ways to Avoid "The Burn"

We love hot sauce. The heat, the flavor, the euphoric feeling you get when you get a dose of some really, really hot food. However, there's a real downside to handling peppers, hot sauces, and spicy food. We call it "the burn": the unintentional burn you get to, well, to very sensitive areas when you forget to wash your hands or didn't wash them well enough.

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Hot Sauce Refrigeration

Hot Sauce Refrigeration: Yay or Nay?

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We all see hot sauces sitting on the table at restaurants, but how long have they been there? Do you really need to refrigerate them at home?

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To Vinegar or Not to Vinegar, That is the Question

To Vinegar or Not to Vinegar, That is the Question

A common question we often get from our customers is "Why do so many hot sauces have vinegar as a main ingredient?".

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Featured Brand: Hot Winter

Featured Brand: Hot Winter

You probably won't recognize most of the pepper varieties that are used in Hot Winter's hot sauces, and that's a good thing.

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Know Your Heat

Know Your Heat

A lot of hot sauces claim to be "the hottest", and there is always a lot of publicity about the next "hottest pepper in the world". But what does that mean from a practical perspective? How hot is a sauce when it says that it's hot, or when it has a certain type of pepper?

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