Staff picks: our favourite hot sauces at the moment

In this Staff Picks we will shine our lights on our favourite products of the moment. Mostly hot sauces, but every now and then we choose other spicy products that you can get on our webstore. So scroll down, get to know us and find out which products (and why) have been chosen as our favourites at the moment. We update this list regularly.

Stan

Bravado Aka Miso hot sauceBefore I talk about the flavour I want to give you a warning, because this stuff is really really hot. I don’t pour it over my food, but put a few drops of it in a good stew or with a nice noodle dish. By using togarashi, miso and tamari it is an umami bomb that literally warms you up and we can definitely use that in this period of the year.

bottle of bravado hot sauce
SWET Fumado hot sauceWe stick to the warming flavours, because in the winter I am less drawn to the fresh & fruity hot sauces. This SWET Fumado hot sauce is mainly smoky and sweet. Smoky because of the use of Habaneros smoked on the best Extremadure oak wood and sweet by using caramelized red onions and brown cassade. Incredibly good in combination with grilled vegetables or meat, but also with everything from Mexican cuisine!

SWET Fumado hot sauce met gerookte pepers

White Whale Braeburnt hot sauceLast but not least: a very special Dutch hot sauce from White Whale. This almost tastes like an apple pie in sauce form. That may not sound super appealing, but the charred apples, Madame Jeanette peppers and “speculaaskruiden” (gingerbread spices) make it a surprisingly good match for stews, mashed potatoes and pancakes. Very unique and delicious, plus very appropriate for the coldest months of the year!

white whale sauces braeburnt hot sauce

Freek

Secret Aardvark Smoky Chipotle hot sauce – In 2022 Secret Aardvark finally expanded their range from 4 to 7 sauces and this Chipotle hot sauce was one of the new ones. Of the 3 new sauces, this Chipotle is definitely my favorite. As you would expect from this iconic hot sauce brand from Portland, this smokey hot sauce is also very tasty. Delicious with grilled food in particular and goes with practically all types of meat.

Queen Majesty Scotch Bonnet & Ginger hot sauceTo be honest, it’s not the first time I have put this sauce in our “Staff Picks”. This sauce easily belongs to my top 5 favorite hot sauces of all time. The spicyness is medium, but the flavor is anything but medium. Ginger lovers will like this very much, because this ingredient is very much present in this hot sauce. The use of Scotch Bonnet peppers gives this sauce a fruity twist. Indispensable with many rice dishes, as far as I’m concerned.

The O.G. hot sauce Obviously, I am not entirely objective about this sauce, but our own first hot sauce has been mentioned by many customers as their new favorite sauce. That also counts for me. It’s not for nothing that the sauce tastes exactly the way I like my hot sauces: pleasantly spicy, savoury because of the cumin, sweet because of the caramelized onion and a little sour because of the vinegar. And it’s super all-round, something I also really like. Just give it a try I’d say. This one will not disappoint.

the o.g. hot sauce by heatsupply saus

Ruth

Chiloreo Cinnamon & Vanilla BBQ hot sauceThis new flavour from the Dutch brand Chiloreo is perhaps the most outspoken of them all. If you enjoy wintery BBQ sessions, this sauce with chipotle, cayenne, habanero, vanilla and cinnamon is the perfect sauce. Even when you are a vegetarian, this smokey sauce is very suitable for grilled vegetables or a tasty stew with beans. Another great option is a vegetarian burger with mushrooms in it. Delicious!

cinnamon vanilla bbq hot sauce chiloreo

SWET Bloody Josef hot sauceThis sauce is straight forward. Although this sauce does not have a very pronounced flavour, I did not quite expect the sweetness. All in all, this is just a very tasty sauce that is super all-round and in which the quality ingredients are well balanced. If I have to mention a specific application for this sauce, I would go for pastas with tomato-based sauces such as a Bolognese.

SWET Bloody Josef hot sauce met tomaat, selderij en habanero

Let’s Salsa Habanero Pineapple hot sauceThis is quite a fruity sauce. The pineapple comes through clearly, without being overly sweet. The low amount of salt doesn’t bother me at all and that makes it a pretty healthy and tasty hot sauce. You’ll end this bottle dangerously fast, I am afraid. This is currently my favourite sauce for various types of curry or fried fish.

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