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Jan 5, 2014 04:09 AM

Is there a chilli sauce that doesn't need refrigeration?

I am stuck in hospital and the food is sooooo bland.

Is there a hot sauce on the market that does not need to be kept chilled after it is open? I'm in the UK but most US stuff is available on-line.

I am at high risk of infection etc. so the sauce would have to be really safe at room temperature.

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    1. re: CKaty

      Or Cholula, my favorite! I love the original flavor but the Chipotle is great too. No need to chill either.

    2. How about using a cooler? I had one during a recent hospital stay.

      I hope you are better soon.

      1. What about the individual packages of hot sauce/chilli sauce you get at take-out places? Perhaps someone could go to a restaurant and see if they could purchase some for you?

        Take good care and best wishes for a speedy recovery.

        1. Almost every breakfast restaurant I have been to has a selection of room temperature hot sauces

          Tobasco, Crystal, Texas Pete, Huy Fong, La Tapioto

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          1. re: Alan408

            Yeah I don't ever refrigerate these.

            1. re: Alan408

              Me neither, I think they are pretty hostile to most pathogens.

            2. I keep Tabasco and sriracha in the cupboard, not the fridge.

              Both easily got in the UK, Peg, although the latter might need an online order to somewhere like Wing Yip, otherwise you'd need to get someone to pop along to your nearest Chinese supermarket for you. I see you've got the Wai Yee Hong in Bristol. Tabasco will be easily available in any supermarket.

              Hope you're better soon.

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              1. re: Harters

                Even Asda has Sriracha in Bristol - we are very cosmopolitan here!

                  1. re: Harters

                    I'd say "ee by gum" but that might be too cosmopolitan even for Bristol ;-)

                    Best wishes for a speedy recovery.

                      1. re: Harters

                        Indeed - in Bristol we're gert lush.

                        1. re: Peg


                          I hadnt heard "lush" being used like that till I saw the Tom Kerridge series. To follow the theme - it's a "proper" word used "properly".

                          Yours, from the north west

                          Willie Eckerslike