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One hundred essential hot sauces you need to try in 2020. [UK]

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The United Kingdom is a melting pot of cultures, cuisines and condiments. In the last two years the UK’s hot sauce scene exploded. Sauce makers are experimenting with radical new flavours almost every week, from coffee to carrots and everything in between, the UK is experiencing a hot sauce heat wave.

In the lead up to releasing our hot sauce subscription box we made it our business to taste every sauce we could get our hands on. Below are some of our favourites, sprinkled in with snippets from our good friend Condimaniac’s famous hot sauce reviews.

The list is designed to celebrate the boom in the hot sauce market, as well as shedding light on the hustlers turning up the heat on the UK’s hot sauce scene.

Keep scrolling to see one hundred essential hot sauces you need to try in 2020. 

Foreward by Condimaniac

Brace your hearts and your stomachs people. Hot sauce fever has reached the UK and it's only going to get more spicy.

I fell in love with this little condiment shortly after starting my journey into reviewing sauces from around the world and haven't looked back since. Much like craft beer did five or so years ago, hot sauce has captured the imagination of producers all over the UK because of it's variety, creativity and health benefits. To celebrate this wonderful community my friends Bauce Brothers have put together a list of the UK's 'HOT 100'.

The 100 essential hot sauces crafted right here on our own little island. So explore the list, be sure to delve deeper into every story (they all have one) and before long who knows... you may have a collection to rival even the most battle hardened chilli head!

*Disclaimer
Only one sauce per brand is featured on the list below.  
Prices may vary depending on retailer.  
This list is not ranked in any order.   
They are all delicious.

Original Hot Sauce by Dalston Chillies

Size: 150ml
Price: £5.00 
Location: London

Raja Bonnet Sauce by En Roots

Size: 250ml 
Price: £5.00  
Location: London

Dorset Fire by Dorset Chilli Shop

Size: 100ml
Price: £5.00   
Location: Dorset

Scorpion by Brighton
Hot Stuff   

Size: 150ml
Price: £7.00 
Location: Brighton

Hot sauce by
Big Dick's

Size: 100ml
Price: £2.50  
Location: Kent

BasBaas Hot Sauce by Amira's Foods

Size: 250ml
Price: £5.25   
Location: London

Hot Punjabi Chilli Sauce  by Mr Singh’s

Size: 275ml
Price: £5.00 
Location: London

Het Sass  by Singularity Sauce

Size: 150ml 
Price: £5.00  
Location: Aberdeenshire

Bad JuJu by Burning Desire

Size: 148ml
Price: £7.00   
Location: Brighton

Satan’s Gravy
by Karyo


“The first thing I notice is the cumin, which I love in hot sauce. It gives it this nice savoury flavour that's well balanced by the salt. After that you get a pleasant tang from the mixture of tomatoes and vinegar used just as the heat hits. They use habaneros which I like as they give an immediate front mouth spice that seems to move as it grows. This is a new favourite of mine, I often talk about balance of flavours and these lot have nailed it.”

Holy Fuck Sauce by
The RibMan

Size: 150ml
Price: £3.75 
Location: London

Scotch Bonnet
By My Sauce

Size: 150ml 
Price: £5.00  
Location: London

Scotch Bonnet by Tom's Curious 

Size: 150ml
Price: £5.00   
Location: London

Habanero Hot Sauce by Sauce Shop

Size: 150ml
Price: £3.00 
Location: Nottingham

Pineapple Habanero by Paradise Farm

Size: 150ml 
Price: £5.00  

Location: Guernsey 

Woof Woof by Orange Buffalo

Size: 500ml
Price: £8.00   
Location: London

Harissa
by Harry Brand

Size: 195ml
Price: £3.50 
Location: London

Hot Stuff by
Mr Vikki's

Size: 220ml 
Price: £4.00  
Location: Cumbria

Chilli Sauce by Pimento Hill 

Size: 150ml
Price: £8.00   
Location: London

Hot Stuff by
Saucy Bitch


“The fresh flavour lends itself well to anything that's already rich but needs a bit of heat. Pizza would be a good place to start or maybe try it with oysters for that bit of extra zingggg.”

Naga Fire by Jethros

Size: 250ml
Price: £6.00 
Location: Cannock

Mother's Ruin by Chilli Mash Company

Size: 150ml 
Price: £5.90  
Location: Portsmouth

Yellow Hot Sauce by Mamma Lolly's 

Size: 150ml
Price: £5.00   
Location: London

Pineapple & Habanero Chilli Table Sauce by World of Zing

Size: 250ml
Price: £3.95 
Location: London

Haitian Sensation by Prices Spices

Size: 140ml 
Price: £4.00  
Location: Leamington Spa

Hot Trini Pepper Sauce by Hot Trini 

Size: 150ml
Price: £5.00   
Location: London

Garlic and Habanero by East Coast Chilli Company 

Size: 157ml
Price: £4.95 
Location: Ipswich

Ghost Town by Tubby Tom's

Size: 150ml 
Price: £4.95  
Location: Gloucester

Chipotle Pineapple Garlic by Chorrito Hot Sauce 

Size: 100ml
Price: £5.95   
Location: Cornwall

Smokey Dragon by Condimaniac

“So I messed this up twice before getting the recipe right. This batch, the third attempt was just right. Komodo Dragon Chillis have the blessing of being both hot and full of flavour, the first thing you get is usually the paprika and vinegar at the same time. The vinegar is mild and fruity (Aspall cider vinegar) and the paprika sweet. This is followed by a nice kick that arrives then builds slowly along with the flavour of the peppers, that kind of earthy bell pepper flavour only present with great chillis. I'm proud of this and hope you enjoy it too.”

Pineapple Express by Smokey Carter

Size: 150ml
Price: £3.95 
Location: Manchester

Habanero Hot Sauce by Big Deez

Size: 250ml 
Price: £3.50  
Location: London

Bad Boy Kick by Must Chup 

Size: 260ml
Price: £4.25   
Location: Kent

Mango Reaper by Lazy Scientist 

Size: 50ml
Price: £4.00
Location: London

Reavers Trinidad Scorpion Chipotle Hot Sauce by Firefly

Size: 150ml 
Price: £4.99  
Location: Glossop

Garlic and Pepper Sauce by Tan Rosie's

Size: 162ml
Price: £4.50   
Location: Birmingham

Man the Fuck up by Hot Headz

Size: 148ml
Price: £8.99
Location: Stroud

Scotch Bonnet Sauce by The Whiskey Sauce co

Size: 100ml 
Price: £3.50  
Location: Dundee

Red Mosquito by The Upton Cheyney Chilli Company 

Size: 150ml
Price: £4.50   
Location: Bristol

Batch One by Peckham Sauce Co.

“I love that I'm starting with this little sauce. The bottle is unconventional and showcases the beautiful deep colour of the chilli, whilst the label contrasts brilliantly. It's all lines and very modern in stark contrast to the vibrant barrage of colour that hot sauces usually adorn themselves with. It's sleek and I'm in.”

Habanero Hot Sauce by Kan kun

Size: 150ml
Price: £4.50
Location: London

Scotch Bonnet Sauce by Mama Jacq's

Size: 100ml 
Price: £3.99  
Location: London

Hot Chilli Sauce by Manfood 

Size: 300ml
Price: £4.95
Location: London

HEAT by Jimmy Ginger's

Size: 250ml
Price: £4.50
Location: Woking

#HotChilli by Marie's Little Jar

Size: 170ml 
Price: £6.50  
Location: London

Fruity Dog by Chilli Valley 

Size: 100ml
Price: £3.50   
Location: Merthyr Tydfil

Warhead 66 by Warhead

Size: 100ml
Price: £3.75
Location: Surrey

Carribean Hot Sauce by Prairie Fire BBQ

Size: 150ml 
Price: £6.00  
Location: London

Hot Strength by African Volcano

Size: 240ml
Price: £10.00   
Location: London

Hot Sauce by Pepper Kitchen

“Now the flavour. This was a real surprise to me, it starts with a nice natural sweetness that's created by the brown sugar and then moves into a lovely mustard flavour. That's closely followed by a pleasant heat and flavour from the scotch bonnets, not mild but definitely not offensively hot, the difference here though is that relationship between the scotch bonnet and the mustard. It's a match made in heaven, the floral flavour of the chillis really compliments the sharp sweet mustard flavour. It really is something.”

Trinidad Scorpion by Wiltshere Chilli Farm

Size: 100ml
Price: £7.00
Location: Wiltshere

Kimchi Pain in the Butt by The Urban Fermentery

Size: 150ml 
Price: £5.50  
Location: London

Scotch Bonnet & Mango by Karimix

Size: 100ml
Price: £2.75   
Location: Kent

Chilli & Garlic Hot Sauce by Sa-Wu-Chay

Size: 250ml
Price: £3.50
Location: Herts

Habanero Chilli Shake by Bad Boy Chilli

Size: 150ml 
Price: £4.00  
Location: Lostwithiel

Red Habanero & Garlic by Pestle & Mortar

Size: 150ml
Price: £5.00   
Location: Chesire

Bhut Jolokia
by Mahi

Size: 165ml
Price: £2.99
Location: London

Psycho Juice by Dr Burnorium's

Size: 148ml 
Price: £4.95  
Location: Bristol

Hot Sauce by Pip's Hot Sauce

Size: 150ml
Price: £4.00   
Location: Birmingham

Burn Baby Burn by Disco Hot Sauce

“On tasting the first thing that registers is that distinct scotch bonnet flavour. It's the first ingredient so whilst they may have chosen a small label there's been no holding back on the sauce itself. Lots of lovely chilli. After that you get the flavour of smooth vinegar and the almost sweet fragrance of the turmeric. It ends with the mustard creeping up, like a musical crescendo. I love disco music and this is full of the same excitement”

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Dad’s Original by Baj’s Blazin’

Size: 240ml
Price: £4.50
Location: London

Chilli & Mango by Auntie’s Sauces

Size: 250ml 
Price: £3.70  
Location: Coventry

Scotch Bonnet  by Suzi B’s

Size: 250ml
Price: £4.50   
Location: London

Hot Mango Sauce by Sour Jerk

Size: 300ml
Price: £6.99
Location: London

Scorpion Scorcher by Hot Face Sauces

Size: 150ml 
Price: £5.50  
Location: Goole

Hot & Spicy by Stokes

Size: 315ml
Price: £3.45   
Location: Rendlesham Hall

Ghost Pepper Sauce by Daddy Cool’s

Size: 150ml
Price: £4.99
Location: Glossop

Tropical Tang by Big Bowses

Size: 125ml 
Price: £4.00  
Location: Birmingham

Hot Sauce by Bloody Hell Hot Sauce

Size: 420ml
Price: £12.95   
Location: Isle of Wight

O.G. Pineapple
Hot Sauce by Barnfathers

“On their insta account it describes this as 'the gateway sauce to all things spicy' and I'd be inclined to agree. This is tasty. Fresh and fruity with a really pleasant mild spice. The pineapple flavour is really satisfying and the red peppers add that cooking sauce dimension that I was picking up with my nose. It's been well seasoned too and isn't overly vinegary. Bloody good job!”

Fat Taco Hot Sauce by Angus & Oinks

Size: 150ml
Price: £4.00
Location: Aberdeenshire 

Hot Sauce by Longbottom

Size: 250ml 
Price: £4.95  
Location: London

Fear The Reaper by Rock A Doodle Do

Size: 200ml
Price: £5.99   
Location: Belfast

Spicy Tomato Relish by Rubies In The Rubble

Size: 210ml
Price: £3.50
Location: London

Smokey & The Bandit by The League of Unchartered Flavours

Size: 180ml 
Price: £5.00  
Location: London

Dragon’s Blood by Chilli Pepper Pete

Size: 100ml
Price: £4.00   
Location: Sheffield

Hot Pepper Sauce by Lesley’s

Size: 250ml
Price: £3.50
Location: London

Maverick by Grim Reaper Foods

Size: 100ml 
Price: £4.95  
Location: Tring

Ghost Chilli Sauce by South Devon Chilli Farm

Size: 50ml
Price: £5.70   
Location: Devon

The Green One by Vicky’s Kitchen

““I love this. It has a lovely fresh flavour that bleeds into a delicate mix of spices and a citrus-like after taste. The heat is immediate but not uncomfortable and serves to excite all of the other flavours. Finally you're left with an almost sweet after taste to round it off, a lot of effort has gone into making this exciting and for me it's worked.”

Hot Sauce by El Nino

Size: 300ml
Price: £6.00
Location: London

‘Old Nick’ by St John & Dolly Smith’s

Size: 250ml 
Price: £9.00  
Location: London

Naga Burn by The Chillees

Size: 140ml
Price: £4.70   
Location: Somerset

Flaming Naga Chilli Sauce by Cottage Delights

Size: 220ml
Price: £3.30
Location: Staffordshire

Original Hot Sauce by Howl At The Moon

Size: 150ml 
Price: £4.00  
Location: Chesire

Fiery Scotch Bonnet by Bonnie Sauce Co.

Size: 275ml
Price: £4.95   
Location: Edinburgh

Original Hot Sauce by Screaming Chimp

Size: 100ml
Price: £5.00
Location: Durham

Original Wiri Wiri Pepper Sauce by Pat & Pinky’s

Size: 250ml 
Price: £6.95  
Location: London

It’s Alive Scotch Bonnet by Eaten Alive

Size: 150ml
Price: £3.99   
Location: London

Bunkum Bay Hot Sauce by Glenroy’s

“Tasting this is like a little journey. It starts with fresh tomatoes and then a caramel like sweetness makes itself known. You then experience the flavour and heat of the scotch bonnet chillis, closely followed by a hit of garlic, hot but not too hot. This is all rounded off with the interesting addition of cloves, cinnamon and star anise which give the aftertaste a beautiful yet delicate sweet liquorish touch. This sauce has a lot of subtle complexity to the flavour and definitely seems to be the product of dedicated trial and error. Really impressed."

Sol Food by Sacred Chilli

Size: 150ml
Price: £4.99
Location: Kent

Sab’s Saucy Scotch Bonnet by Butcher & Bab

Size: 150ml 
Price: £3.50  
Location: London

Original Hot Sauce
by Somerset Hot Sauce Co.

Size: 140ml
Price: £4.00   
Location: Somerset

Vampire Slayer by The Garlic Farm

Size: 150ml
Price: £6.98
Location: Isle of Wight

Hot Hot Chilli Chup by Carrington Food’s

Size: 250ml 
Price: £4.00  
Location: Faversham

Original Hot Sauce by Slow Richie's

Size: 150ml
Price: £4.99   
Location: London

Extreme Heat by Simpli Chilli

Size: 160ml
Price: £6.50
Location: London

Lime & Kicking by Henry's Hot Sauce

Size: 150ml 
Price: £4.50  
Location: Gloucestershire

Cham Cham Hot Pepper Sauce by Nim’s Dim

Size: 190ml
Price: £5.00   
Location: London

Mango Madness by Viv’s Kitchens

““First you register the lovely sweet, fruity body of the mangos followed by a sharp citrus bite from the lime. This develops into a really satisfying savoury umami that gives away to a delicate and fragrant heat. This tastes like years of experience distilled into a bottle, I can imagine Viv in her kitchen now, infusing each serving with a little magic.”

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