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The World’s Best Hot Sauces, According to People Who Know Hot Sauce

With over 90 unique hot sauces, Pepper Palace has the best hot sauce for every taste. Looking for something mild or fruity? Check out our mild hot sauces - the perfect blend of flavor and spice to complement any dish. Prefer a hot sauce that will light you up and make you breathe fire? Look no further - our x-hot and extreme hot sauces are reserved for only the most hardcore chili-heads. For everyone else, try our medium and hot hot sauces for that perfect balance of flavor with a kick.

Which hot sauce is best?

We don’t want to toot our own horn, but our hot sauces have won multiple awards which we would say makes them, objectively, the best hot sauces in the world. Everyone has their own favorite, though, so why not go on a taste-test adventure to decide for yourself? Start with our best sellers or chat with a sauce boss for help picking the best hot sauce.

Is hot sauce good for you?

Rejoice, because your favorite condiment is not only delicious but it’s also good for you. The main ingredient in hot sauce is capsaicin, that devilish little minx that puts the “hot” in “hot sauce”. Fortunately, it does more than just torture unassuming frat boys - capsaicin is also reported to help with weight loss and appetite control, boost your immune system, and make you happier. So skip the fad diets, pour on the sauce, and cheers to your good health!

Does hot sauce go bad?

We’re going to assume you’re asking this question to find out if those old hot sauce packets you have crowding your take-out drawer are still safe to snarf down because you finished all of your delicious Pepper Palace hot sauces already. Hurry up and order more delicious sauces, then relax because your packets are probably still safe. Unopened hot sauce is typically good for three years or longer, while opened hot sauces are usually safe as long as they’re stored according to bottle directions (just be wary of that crust around the cap - it can breed bacteria).

As hot sauces age, they might change color or flavor, and might even get spicier as the peppers mature. Fancy sauces with fruits and other funky ingredients generally have a shorter shelf life than pure pepper/vinegar combos. If your hot sauce has a “best by” date, it’s probably best to abide in order to get the best flavor from your sauce. But if you’re in a pinch, that expired bottle of “The End” that you just discovered in the back of your pantry isn’t likely to kill you.

Who invented hot sauce?

Primitive hot sauces were used as early as 7000 BC by the Aztecs - perhaps as a failed attempt at human sacrifice? Their simple chili pepper and water combination was used for everything from tacos to combat. Pepper pastes have been used in different forms since then, leading to the first patented hot sauce in 1906 by Edmund MchIlhenny (you might have heard of him). Then Pepper Palace came along and reinvented hot sauce with our fresh ingredients and unique flavor combinations so good they could resurrect Montezuma (but we won’t do that because zombies).