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Feb 12, 2008 09:47 AM

Exotic, blazingly hot sauce needed

I need a gift to send a potential client who loves hot sauces. The hotter the better. This guy prides himself on the heat he can handle.

I am willing to mail order this sort of thing, and would prefer to get something I can't find in the local megamart. I need something fairly unique.

Please share any brands or sites that you think might be helpful.


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  1. The current issue of Chile Pepper magazine has a cover story on hot sauces, and they are very good about telling you where they can be obtained.

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    1. re: Fydeaux

      OK, I have the issue in front of me now. The sauces that feature the bhut jolokias (AKA Naga, the recently crowned hottest pepper ever) include CaJohn's Naga-Sauras (a blend of savina and naga), CaJohn's Naga-Soreass (all naga), and Hell's Inferno Naga Bhut Jolokia.

      The cap-extract sauces include Dave's Insanity and Blair's After Death (both probably already known to your client), Original Juan's Da Bomb, Mad Dog 357, and Monty's Death Lizard.

    2. Try this one - ohmygod, I thought I had steam coming out of my ears after one tiny drop. It actually doesn't have a terrific flavor (IMO) since it's so, so hot. But here's a link..

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      1. re: Catskillgirl

        Jeez- pure cap and vinegar...somebody finally came up with the perfect product for these sorts of yahoos, didn't they?

        1. re: TongoRad

          It's perfect for the macho guy who can eat the spiciest things on earth. Nice to watch them turning red and tearing up after a taste of this stuff. My buddy owns a deli and loves to sell these guys bottles of spring water (at a nice mark-up) after they taste it. *G*

          1. re: Catskillgirl

            I don't doubt that, and I suppose we are all a 'yahoo' to somebody else (myself included). I certainly do love my hot sauces, but will (philosophically, I guess) draw the line at those products that contain pure capsaicin extract because it really does begin to become more of a macho-type thing rather than something that one is experiencing from a more culinary point of view. Anyway, that being said, your suggestion is probably just what the OP is looking for.

            One of my faves that doesn't pack an insignificant amount of heat, but still is suitable as a taco sauce (or whatever..) is the XXX version of the El Yucateco (not the gumby-green one, though I like that one as well.)

            ETA: it is called Salsa kutbil-ik de El Yucateco (I cross posted with currymouth below)

            1. re: TongoRad

              El Yucateco now has their smoked chipolte hot sauce, Great in bloody mary's and pizza

              1. re: currymouth

                I was excited to get that one when I first saw it, but after a few times I found that it has a really cloying sweetness from added sugar that I don't really enjoy. It is stylistically similar to the Tobasco, which I find to be a superior product in this instance (too bad, because the El Yucateco products are normally very affordable as well as very good.)

                The granddaddy of chipotle sauces, though, is made by Bufalo. It has such a concentrated, rich flavor.

                These sauces, of course, are all about flavor rather than heat. Blair's makes a chipotle/habanero sauce called their basic 'Death" sauce that is hotter, and another favorite of mine. And then there are the "After Death" versions which have pure cap added...

            2. re: Catskillgirl

              Why on Earth would he sell them spring water? Duh...water and oil don't mix. If your story's true(hmm) your buddy should be selling them milk chugs and ice cream; unless he's a sadist.

              1. re: aelph

                It's true all right, and he sells them water since that's what they ask for (gasp for is more like it.) It's a deli catering to hispanics and a more macho bunch you never saw. They love to try to outdo each other in other ways, and the hot sauce just grew out of their posturing. My friend, the owner, was given a bottle of the Satan's Blood stuff and displayed the bottle behind the counter. Of course this led to some of the guys asking to taste it, since they can handle anything. I'm not defending my friend here - he just sells them what they ask for! He actually sells very nice hot plates of latin dishes at moderate prices, as well as killing them with this hot sauce!


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          1. Harissa from Haddouch. Specify hot. Very flavorful Moroccan condiment

            1. My favorites when it comes to bottled hot sauces are: El Yucateco, Salsa kutbil-ik de'. from Mexico, Plenty of heat but plenty of taste also, and Matouks, Trinidadian pepper sauce. Not as hot as El Yucateco but again alot of taste.Now these are not what I would call "Gimmick" hotsauces, but actual seasonings that would compliment any spicy dish.

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              1. re: currymouth

                I have some of that El Ycateco, brought it back from Mexico. Great stuff and plenty hot. My favorite is from CaJohn's, HDH (Harold's Dangerously Hot) Sauce. Great flavor and lots of heat.

                1. re: chileheadmike

                  Must try that one, I .can take it hot but what's the sense unless it tastes good.

                2. re: currymouth

                  Lutefisk Nynorsk Tyttebare Saus is a killer!

                  1. re: Passadumkeg

                    What is the heat rating of tyttebaer, aka lingonberry, saus? It may be good but I'll bet its not hot.

                      1. re: currymouth

                        I said killer, not hot. It was a joke for Skandaphones. Sorry

                          1. re: Passadumkeg

                            I was kidding too. I just enjoyed the search since New Norwegian is not one of my better languages but I had stayed at a Holiday Inn Express the night before last.