4 Tips To Convert Someone Into A Hot Sauce Lover

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Ever wonder how someone from the past ate something and thought “You know what this needs? Some chili!” And since then people have been trying different ways to incorporate some kind of hotness into whatever dish they make - at least those who were able to tolerate the hotness and appreciate its taste.

Hot sauces are awesome. But the reality is that not everyone likes them or even has the guts to try. Even though you have told them countless times how it can dramatically change the taste of a food for the better.

With that being said, here’s a few things you can do to convince your family or friends to become a hot sauce lover in a span of a few weeks or months.

Educate them about the different kinds of peppers and their levels.

One thing that turns people away from ever using hot sauce is that they are unaware of what kind of pepper a certain hot sauce is made from and then use it generously without knowing how hot it can be even though it’s their first time. Sure sauces like Hellfire Fear This will definitely blow anyone’s head off without them appreciating the different flavors it brings but letting them know there are milder ones out there that they can start on to build tolerance and then go up the ladder.

Tell them it’s not all about the heat.

hot sauce levels

While other people might look at hot sauce lovers like we’re masochists or something, there’s actually more to hot sauce than Scoville levels. While the heat is there, it also amplifies the flavors of the food you’re cooking as it also contains different ingredients. Take Dirty Dicks for example, it has the sweet taste with hints of mango, pineapple and banana that blankets your tongue and keeps it ready for the kick of the habanero while not being overwhelming, which makes it perfect for first timers.

Incorporate hot sauce in different ways.

creativity in hot sauce

While putting a drop of your flamiest hot sauce on top of a chicken wing may be your alley, it might not be the most effective way of welcoming someone to the awesome world of hot sauces. 

For starters you can mix the hot sauce with the actual marinate to get the flavor while minimizing the heat effect or even mixing it with different condiments to mask the flavor making it tolerable to the untrained tongue.

Buy them a hot sauce bottle as a present.

hot sauce as gift

Some people won’t even bother trying hot sauces because they initially don’t like them and they feel like it’s just a waste of their hard-earned money to buy something they would not even use. Which is why buying them a hot sauce as a present is one of the best ways you could introduce them into the hot sauce world with less resistance because we all know it’s bad luck to refuse a gift.

Once you’ve introduced them to the delights of hot sauces, you can then double down on your gift-giving by buying them a subscription for hot sauces like the ones we have at Doc Hotties or introducing them to it. That way they get a regular supply of different hot sauces they can try while giving them the freedom to choose how frequently they want the packages to be sent.

With the tips in mind, you will surely turn your family and friends into hot sauce lovers. Sure it may take some time, but just guide them through the process so they will be able to enjoy themselves and appreciate hot sauces and all its benefits. 


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