The Heat Is On
Hot sauce is a more-than-$1-billion industry in the United States, and it's only expected to get more popular. Chile heads shake and pour their favorite sauces on anything, not just cuisines known for spicy foods. If you've ever wandered through the hot sauce aisle at the grocery store and wondered, "Which store-bought hot sauce is the best?", this story is for you. We lined up 25 popular hot sauces that you can find at many grocery stores and big-box chains and tasted them. Here are the good, the bad, and the clear winner, ranked from best to worst.
Editor's note: This story was updated in July 2023. Prices and availability are subject to change.