The Craft Hot Sauce Hot 100

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. 


The UK's finest hot sauces

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!

Dalston Chillies - Original Hot Sauce

Original Hot Sauce
by Dalston Chillies

Size: 150ml
Price: £5.00 
Location: London

Raja Bonnet by En Root

Raja Bonnet Sauce
by En Roots

Size: 250ml 
Price: £5.00  
Location: London

Dorset Fire  by Dorset Chilli Shop

Dorset Fire
by Dorset Chilli Shop

Size: 100ml
Price: £5.00   
Location: Dorset

Scorpion  by Brighton Hot Stuff

Scorpion
by Brighton Hot Stuff   

Size: 150ml
Price: £7.00 
Location: Brighton

Hot sauce by Big Dick's

Hot sauce
by Big Dick's

Size: 100ml
Price: £2.50  
Location: Kent

BasBaas Hot Sauce  by Amira's Foods

BasBaas Hot Sauce
by Amira's Foods

Size: 250ml
Price: £5.25   
Location: London

Hot Punjabi Chilli Sauce  by Mr Singh’s

Hot Punjabi Chilli Sauce  by Mr Singh’s

Size: 275ml
Price: £5.00 
Location: London

Het Sass  by Singularity Sauce

Het Sass
by Singularity Sauce

Size: 150ml 
Price: £5.00  
Location: Aberdeenshire

Bad JuJu by Burning Desire

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.”
  


Satan’s Gravy by Karyo
Holy Fuck Sauce  by The Rib Man

Holy Fuck Sauce
by The Rib Man

Size: 150ml
Price: £3.75 
Location: London

Scotch Bonnet By My Sauce

Scotch Bonnet
By My Sauce

Size: 150ml 
Price: £5.00  
Location: London

Scotch Bonnet  by Tom's Curious

Scotch Bonnet
by Tom's Curious 

Size: 150ml
Price: £5.00   
Location: London

Habanero Hot Sauce by Sauce Shop

Habanero Hot Sauce by Sauce Shop

Size: 150ml
Price: £3.00 
Location: Nottingham

Pineapple Habanero  by Paradise Farm

Pineapple Habanero
by Paradise Farm

Size: 150ml 
Price: £5.00  
Location: Guernsey 

Woof Woof  by Orange Buffalo

Woof Woof
by Orange Buffalo

Size: 500ml
Price: £8.00   
Location: London

Harissa by Harry Brand

Harissa
by Harry Brand

Size: 195ml
Price: £3.50 
Location: London

Hot Stuff  by Mr Vikki's

Hot Stuff
by Mr Vikki's

Size: 220ml 
Price: £4.00  
Location: Cumbria

Chilli Sauce  by Pimento Hill

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.”
  

Hot Stuff  by Saucy Bitch
Naga Fire  by Jethros

Naga Fire
by Jethros

Size: 250ml
Price: £6.00 
Location: Cannock

Mother's Ruin  by Chilli Mash Company

Mother's Ruin
by Chilli Mash Company

Size: 150ml 
Price: £5.90  
Location: Portsmouth

Yellow Hot Sauce  by Mamma Lolly's

Yellow Hot Sauce
by Mamma Lolly's

Size: 150ml
Price: £5.00   
Location: London

Pineapple & Habanero  by World of Zing

Pineapple & Habanero
by World of Zing

Size: 250ml
Price: £3.95 
Location: London

Haitian Sensation by Prices Spices

Haitian Sensation
by Prices Spices

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

Hot Trini Pepper Sauce  by Hot Trini

Hot Trini Pepper Sauce
by Hot Trini

Size: 150ml
Price: £5.00   
Location: London

Garlic and Habanero by East Chilli Company

Garlic and Habanero
by East Chilli Company 

Size: 157ml
Price: £4.95 
Location: Ipswich

Ghost Town by Tubby Tom's

Ghost Town
by Tubby Tom's

Size: 150ml 
Price: £4.95  
Location: Gloucester

Chipotle Pineapple Garlic by Chorrito Hot Sauce

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.”  

Smokey Dragon  by Condimaniac
Pineapple Express by Smokey Carter

Pineapple Express
by Smokey Carter

Size: 150ml
Price: £3.95 
Location: Manchester

Habanero Hot Sauce  by Big Deez

Habanero Hot Sauce
by Big Deez

Size: 250ml 
Price: £3.50  
Location: London

Bad Boy Kick  by Must Chup

Bad Boy Kick
by Must Chup 

Size: 260ml
Price: £4.25   
Location: Kent

Mango Reaper  by Lazy Scientist

Mango Reaper
by Lazy Scientist

Size: 50ml
Price: £4.00
Location: London

Trinidad Scorpion by Firefly

Trinidad Scorpion
by Firefly

Size: 150ml 
Price: £4.99  
Location: Glossop

Garlic & Pepper Sauce by Tan Rosie's

Garlic & Pepper Sauce by Tan Rosie's

Size: 162ml
Price: £4.50   
Location: Birmingham

Man the Fuck up by Hot Headz

Man the Fuck up
by Hot Headz

Size: 148ml
Price: £8.99
Location: Stroud

Scotch Bonnet Sauce  by The Whiskey Sauce co

Scotch Bonnet Sauce
by The Whiskey Sauce co

Size: 100ml 
Price: £3.50  
Location: Dundee

Red Mosquito  by The Upton Cheyney Chilli Company

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.”  

Batch One  by Peckham Sauce Co
Habanero Hot Sauce  by Kan Kun

Habanero Hot Sauce
by Kan Kun

Size: 150ml
Price: £4.50
Location: London

Scotch Bonnet Sauce  by Mama Jacq's

Scotch Bonnet Sauce
by Mama Jacq's

Size: 100ml 
Price: £3.99  
Location: London

Hot Chilli Sauce  by Manfood

Hot Chilli Sauce
by Manfood

Size: 300ml
Price: £4.95
Location: London

HEAT  by Jimmy Ginger's

HEAT
by Jimmy Ginger's

Size: 250ml
Price: £4.50
Location: Woking

#HotChilli  by Marie's Little Jar

#HotChilli
by Marie's Little Jar

Size: 170ml 
Price: £6.50  
Location: London

Fruity Dog  by Chilli Valley

Fruity Dog
by Chilli Valley 

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

Warhead 66  by Warhead

Warhead 66
by Warhead

Size: 100ml
Price: £3.75
Location: Surrey

Carribean Hot Sauce  by Prairie Fire BBQ

Carribean Hot Sauce
by Prairie Fire BBQ

Size: 150ml 
Price: £6.00  
Location: London

Hot Strength by African Volcano

Hot Strength
by African Volcano

Size: 240ml
Price: £10.00   
Location: London



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.”  

Batch One  by Peckham Sauce Co
Habanero Hot Sauce by Kan Kun

Habanero Hot Sauce
by Kan Kun

Size: 150ml
Price: £4.50
Location: London

Scotch Bonnet Sauce by Mama Jacq's

Scotch Bonnet Sauce by Mama Jacq's

Size: 100ml 
Price: £3.99  
Location: London

Hot Chilli Sauce  by Manfood

Hot Chilli Sauce
by Manfood

Size: 300ml
Price: £4.95
Location: London

HEAT  by Jimmy Ginger's

HEAT
by Jimmy Ginger's

Size: 250ml
Price: £4.50
Location: Woking

#HotChilli by Marie's Little Jar

#HotChilli
by Marie's Little Jar

Size: 170ml 
Price: £6.50  
Location: London

Fruity Dog by Chilli Valley

Fruity Dog
by Chilli Valley

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

Warhead 66  by Warhead

Warhead 66
by Warhead

Size: 100ml
Price: £3.75
Location: Surrey

Caribbean Hot Sauce by Prairie Fire BBQ

Caribbean Hot Sauce
by Prairie Fire BBQ

Size: 150ml 
Price: £6.00  
Location: London

Hot Strength  by African Volcano

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.”  

Hot Sauce  by Pepper Kitchen
Trinidad Scorpion  by Wiltshere Chilli Farm

Trinidad Scorpion
by Wiltshere Chilli Farm

Size: 100ml
Price: £7.00
Location: Wiltshire

Kimchi Pain in the Butt  by The Urban Fermentery

Kimchi Pain in the Butt
by The Urban Fermentery

Size: 150ml 
Price: £5.50  
Location: London

Scotch Bonnet & Mango by Karimix

Scotch Bonnet & Mango by Karimix

Size: 100ml
Price: £2.75   
Location: Kent

Chilli & Garlic Hot Sauce by Sa-Wu-Chay

Chilli & Garlic Hot Sauce by Sa-Wu-Chay

Size: 250ml
Price: £3.50
Location: Herts

Habanero Chilli Shake by Bad Boy Chill

Habanero Chilli Shake
by Bad Boy Chilli

Size: 150ml 
Price: £4.00  
Location: Lostwithiel

Red Habanero & Garlic  by Pestle & Mortar

Red Habanero & Garlic
by Pestle & Mortar

Size: 150ml
Price: £5.00   
Location: Chesire

Bhut Jolokia by Mahi

Bhut Jolokia
by Mahi

Size: 165ml
Price: £2.99
Location: London

Psycho Juice  by Dr Burnorium's

Psycho Juice
by Dr Burnorium's

Size: 148ml 
Price: £4.95  
Location: Bristol

Red Habanero & Garlic  by Pestle & Mortar

La Boca del Diablo
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”  

Burn Baby Burn by Disco Hot Sauce

Discover small batch hot sauce from across the UK.


Dad’s Original  by Baj’s Blazin

Dad’s Original
by Baj’s Blazin’

Size: 240ml
Price: £4.50
Location: London

Chilli & Mango by Auntie’s Sauces

Chilli & Mango
by Auntie’s Sauces

Size: 250ml 
Price: £3.70  
Location: Coventry

Scotch Bonnet  by Suzi B’s

Scotch Bonnet
by Suzi B’s

Size: 250ml
Price: £4.50   
Location: London

Hot Mango Sauce  by Sour Jerk

Hot Mango Sauce
by Sour Jerk

Size: 300ml
Price: £6.99
Location: London

Scorpion Scorcher  by Hot Face Sauces

Scorpion Scorcher
by Hot Face Sauces

Size: 150ml 
Price: £5.50  
Location: Goole

Hot & Spicy by Stokes

Hot & Spicy
by Stokes

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

Ghost Pepper Sauce  by Daddy Cool’s

Ghost Pepper Sauce
by Daddy Cool’s

Size: 150ml
Price: £4.99
Location: Glossop

Tropical Tang  by Big Bowse

Tropical Tang
by Big Bowse

Size: 125ml 
Price: £4.00  
Location: Birmingham

Hot & Spicy  by Stokes

Hot & Spicy
by Stokes

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



O.G. PineappleHot Sauce by Barnfathers


“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”  

O.G. PineappleHot Sauce by Barnfathers
Fat Taco Hot Sauce by Angus & Oinks

Fat Taco Hot Sauce by Angus & Oinks

Size: 150ml
Price: £4.00
Location: Aberdeenshire 

Hot Sauce  by Longbottom

Hot Sauce
by Longbottom

Size: 250ml 
Price: £4.95  
Location: London

Fear The Reaper  by Rock A Doodle Do

Fear The Reaper
by Rock A Doodle Do

Size: 200ml
Price: £5.99   
Location: Belfast

Spicy Tomato Relish  by Rubies In The Rubble

Spicy Tomato Relish
by Rubies In The Rubble

Size: 210ml
Price: £3.50
Location: London

Smokey & The Bandit  by Unchartered Flavours

Smokey & The Bandit
by Unchartered Flavours

Size: 180ml 
Price: £5.00  
Location: London

Dragon’s Blood  by Chilli Pepper Pete

Dragon’s Blood
by Chilli Pepper Pete

Size: 100ml
Price: £4.00   
Location: Sheffield

Hot Pepper Sauce  by Lesley’s

Hot Pepper Sauce
by Lesley’s

Size: 250ml
Price: £3.50
Location: London

Maverick  by Grim Reaper Foods

Maverick
by Grim Reaper Foods

Size: 100ml 
Price: £4.95  
Location: Tring

Ghost Chilli Sauce  by Devon Chilli Farm

Ghost Chilli Sauce
by 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.”  

The Green One by Vicky’s Kitchen
Hot Sauce  by El Nino

Hot Sauce
by El Nino

Size: 300ml
Price: £6.00
Location: London

‘Old Nick’  by St John & Dolly Smith’s

‘Old Nick’
by St John & Dolly Smith’s

Size: 250ml 
Price: £9.00  
Location: London

Naga Burn  by The Chillees

Naga Burn
by The Chillees

Size: 140ml
Price: £4.70   
Location: Somerset

Hot Pepper Sauce by Lesley's

Hot Pepper Sauce by Lesley's

Size: 250ml
Price: £4.95
Location: London

Original Hot Sauce  by Howl At The Moon

Original Hot Sauce
by Howl At The Moon

Size: 150ml 
Price: £4.00  
Location: Chesire

Fiery Scotch Bonnet  by Bonnie Sauce Co

Fiery Scotch Bonnet
by Bonnie Sauce Co.

Size: 275ml
Price: £4.95   
Location: Edinburgh

Original Hot Sauce  by Screaming Chimp

Original Hot Sauce
by Screaming Chimp

Size: 100ml
Price: £5.00
Location: Durham

Wiri Wiri Pepper Sauce  by Pat & Pinky’s

Wiri Wiri Pepper Sauce
by Pat & Pinky’s

Size: 250ml 
Price: £6.95  
Location: London

It’s Alive Scotch Bonnet by Eaten Alive

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."  

Bunkum Bay Hot Sauce by Glenroy’s
Sol Food  by Sacred Chilli

Sol Food
by Sacred Chilli

Size: 150ml
Price: £4.99
Location: Kent

Sab’s Scotch Bonnet  by Butcher & Bab

Sab’s Scotch Bonnet
by Butcher & Bab

Size: 150ml 
Price: £3.50  
Location: London

Original Hot Sauce by Somerset Hot Sauce

Original Hot Sauce
by Somerset Hot Sauce

Size: 140ml
Price: £4.00   
Location: Somerset

Vampire Slayer  by The Garlic Farm

Vampire Slayer
by The Garlic Farm

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

Hot Hot Chilli Chup  by Carrington Food’s

Hot Hot Chilli Chup
by Carrington Food’s

Size: 250ml 
Price: £4.00  
Location: Faversham

Original Hot Sauce  by Slow Richie's

Original Hot Sauce
by Slow Richie's

Size: 150ml
Price: £4.99   
Location: London

Extreme Heat  by Simpli Chilli

Extreme Heat
by Simpli Chilli

Size: 160ml
Price: £6.50
Location: London

Lime & Kicking  by Henry's Hot Sauce

Lime & Kicking
by Henry's Hot Sauce

Size: 150ml 
Price: £4.50  
Location: Gloucestershire

Cham Cham Pepper Sauce by Nim’s Dim

Cham Cham Pepper Sauce by Nim’s Dim

Size: 190ml
Price: £5.00   
Location: London