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Put Down The Tapatio For A Sec And Try These Hot Sauces With Hilarious Names

Whether it’s putting salsa Tapatio on our Maruchan ramen soup with some limon or salsa Valentina on homemade crispy potato chips, some things just so classic, we don’t even stop to think of new options. You might want to change up your routine though when you meet these hot sauces that might have you shedding ? form either the name or the ? scale.

1. Gringo Bandito

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If the blonde charro in sunglasses looks familiar, that’s because the icon behind this gluten-free, low salt content hot sauce brand is actually Dexter Holland from punk band, The Offspring. The hot sauce can be found in over 500 restaurants, including the Angels Stadium in Anaheim, Calif.

2. Satan’s Blood

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Remember when we all used to be scared of the Chupacabra? Well now we have the logo (and flavor) of this chile extract to be worried about. It’s rated 5 ? on the site’s fire scale.

3. Dat’l Do-It Devil Drops

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Ok, the alliteration for this hot sauce from St. Augustine, Fl., is ?. You might just need a few drops on your chicken tinga tacos to kick up the spicy factor, das it.

4. CaJohn’s El Chupacabra Hot Sauce

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Remember when we spoke about being afraid of the Chupacabra? We spoke #toosoon. You might be afraid to chupar tus dedos after putting a few drops of this hot sauce on your ceviche tostada, with ingredients including ultrahot peppers such as Trinidad Scorpion.

5. Blair’s After Death with Liquid Fire Hot Sauce

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Besides spooking out your party guests with the name, this bottle can be a great addition to your Halloween or Dia de Los Muertos party foods with its skull keychain. It’s pretty high up there on the hot scale according to the side diagram, so be careful when putting it on your Tostilocos bag.

6. Cafe Tequila Citrus Habanero Hot Sauce

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We like tequila with lime, but tequila with citrus in a HOT SAUCE? Why didn’t we think of putting this together before? Excuse us while we grab this sauce and put it on our cochinita pibil.

7. Big O’s Health Scare Hot Sauce

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Ok, we’re going to take a wild guess here and say the makers of this hot sauce are not Democrats. The website describes it as “Big O’s Health Scare Hot Sauce will scare the daylights out of you with its searing heat and scorching ability to put your health in the hands of the idiots in Washington, DC.” ? ? ?

8. Ass Reaper Hot Sauce

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Ok, the bottle design of this hot sauce warning us how ? it’s going to be makes us want to cue in the video of La callida de Edgar, “Ya guey.” We get it, it’s hot! Now stop trying to scare us! ? ?

9. Bat’s Brew Hot Sauce

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We know Louisiana likes its hot sauce, so it’s no surprise the city of Transylvania, Louisiana came up with something to try to spook La Llorona. The hot sauce has combo of jalapeño AND habanero, so get ready for your mouth to be on FIRE!

10. Arizona Gunslinger Mega Diablo Extra Hot Pepper Sauce

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With spicy hot sauces, you know a name like ‘Diablo’ HAD to be on the list. We could figure out that it was going to be hot just by having ‘Diablo’ in there, but Arizona Gunslinger wanted to make sure we got the point by adding the words ‘Mega’ and ‘Extra.’

11. Lucky Dog Hot Sauce’s Día Del Perro

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If you have a friend who is all into building altars for Dia de los Muertos, this might be a great gift idea to get them. This hot sauce has green tomatillo and gets its kick from chile tepin.

12. Pain is Good Batch #218 Louisiana Style Hot Sauce

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The photo on the bottle is totally giving us vibes from “The Sandlot.” What’s inside the bottle are ingredients including habanero peppers, tamarindo and brown sugar.

13. Chef Cristiane’s Brazilian “I’m Hot” Gourmet Hot Sauce

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Brazil might not be the first place in mind when it comes to getting hot sauces from Latin America, but the malagueta pepper is widely used in the Bahia state. That is the star ingredient in this hot sauce made by a Brazilian chef in Chicago.

14. Inferno’s Ghost

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Hopefully this hot sauce that includes the notorious ghost pepper (Bhut Joloika peppers) and ground up habanero doesn’t make you go through seven layers of hell because it’s burning your tongue off!

15. Sting ‘N’ Linger Trinidad Scorpion Hot Sauce

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Like that Cranberries song says, (RIP Dolores O’Riordan) “Do you have to let it linger?” Um, we say yes if you’re probably going to put some drops of this hot sauce on your burrito.

16. Iguana en Fuego

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This hot sauce is made in Costa Rica with habanero peppers, but it also has some tropical notes of papaya and passion fruit to make your taste buds withstand the heat! 

17. Jardine’s Blazin’ Saddle Habanero XXX Hot Sauce

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Although the recipe of this hot sauce changed from gathering habanero peppers in Belize to now getting them from Colombia, that doesn’t chance the spicy level of the sauce. It is still XXX hot according to the label.

18. Marie Sharp’s “NO WIMPS ALLOWED”

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No wimps allowed? Challenge accepted. ? ? ? We can take on the habanero smash and Cajun + Creole spices.

19. Pickapeppa Red Hot Sauce

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20. Dark Side of the Pepper Chipotle Hot Sauce

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May the force be with you when you try this hot sauce. Chipotle may not be as spicy as hababero, but you still gotta watch your tongue!

21. Flamin Flatulence X-Hot

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Fire in the hole! This hot sauce says it all on the bottle.

22. El Yucateco Black Label Reserve Chile Habanero Hot Sauce

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Now this wasn’t isn’t supperrr out-of-the-ordinary in its name, but we included it because the Yucateco bottle we typically see at restaurants are the green or red sauce ones. The black label is supposed to be more mild than the other two, so you can just *look* fancy while smothering this on your tacos.

23. Ass in the E.R. Scorpion Pepper Sauce

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Now scorpion peppers are supposed to be some of THE hottest peppers in the world, so this sauce might have a good reason for its title? It is rated as HotSauce.com’s hottest hot sauce!

Our reaction if you have tried any hot sauce with ‘scorpion’ in the title.

Watch the Stunning Video of the Total Eclipse that Plunged Argentina and Chile Into Darkness

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Watch the Stunning Video of the Total Eclipse that Plunged Argentina and Chile Into Darkness

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Thousands of observers gathered in parts of Chile and Argentina on Monday to witness a rare and stunning total solar eclipse. The natural phenomenon is the second solar eclipse to be visible in Chile in the last 18 months.

Because of the perfect timing this time around, this year’s eclipse was especially breathtaking.

The sky got especially dark this year because this eclipse occurred both during the summer in the Southern Hemisphere and closer to the middle of the day. The sun was higher in the sky, making the change from lightness to darkness especially stark.

A solar eclipse happens when the earth, the moon and the sun are in total alignment. It’s a phenomenon that is actually rare in most solar systems. Our solar system is unique in that our moon is the perfect size to be able to block out the sun.

Thousands of people traveled hundreds of miles, some even camping out over night to get the chance to observe the rare phenomenon. The biggest crowds gathered in the Araucanía region 500 miles south of Santiago, Chile’s capital. The gatherers were wearing face masks and special protective glasses so they could watch the eclipse without damaging their eyes.

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The solar eclipse had special significance for the Mapuche indigenous community in Chile.

“In Mapuche culture the eclipse has different meanings — they talk about ‘Lan Antu’, like the death of the sun and the conflict between the moon and the sun,” said Estela Nahuelpan, a leader in the indigenous Mateo Nahuelpan community, to the Agence France-Presse (AFP). “It refers to the necessary balance that has to exist in nature.”

In Mapuche legend, during a solar eclipse, the the sun temporarily dies when it battles against an unknown evil force known as “Wekufu”. Indigenous expert Juan Nanculef told the AFP that the Mapuche people used to light bonfires and throw stones and arrows into the sky to help the sun in its fight against Wekufu.

In days past, the Mapuche community would consider an eclipse like this a bad omen. There is still a bit of superstition that lingers around the phenomenon. A man named Diego Ancalao, who is a member of the Mapuche community, told CBS News that the last solar eclipse in 2019 was followed by civil unrest in Chile as well as a global pandemic.

Here’s to hoping that this eclipse is a sign of all of the good times ahead!

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Hands-Free Cholula Dispensers Have Become a Thing In Restaurants Because of COVID-19

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Hands-Free Cholula Dispensers Have Become a Thing In Restaurants Because of COVID-19

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It is a truth universally acknowledged that 2020 has been, well, the year from hell. But, like with any terrible events, there has been a few silver linings. More flexible work schedules. More alone time with family members.

And now, the mother of all silver linings: hands-free Cholula dispensers.

No, we’re not kidding. Earlier this month, the cult-favorite hot sauce brand announced that they have partnered with appliance tech company simplehuman to develop a hands-free dispenser for restaurants. Per Cholula, the invention was made in response to the need for a safer way to dispense hot sauce during the COVID-19 pandemic.

“When restaurant operators began removing Cholula bottles from tabletops amid the pandemic, we needed to develop a solution that could adapt to their new environment,” said Cholula’s CEO, Maura Mottolese, in a press release. “The collaboration between simplehuman and Cholula combines the best in technology and taste to revolutionize the condiment station to meet the needs of the customer and the foodservice industry in the ever-changing landscape that is 2020.”

The invention is–dare we say–genius.

Various video demonstrations of the gadget show that a user need only to hover the hand over the Cholula dispenser to be gifted with a glorious stream of hot sauce coming out of its little faucet.

Additionally, the company revealed that the Cholula dispensers would be available for private commercial purchase. According to Cholula, the Touch-Free dispensers will be available for a limited time on Cholula’s website–just in time for the holidays.

“Cholula diehard consumers will have a rare opportunity to purchase a limited number of Cholula x simplehuman Touch-Free Dispensers, the essential gift for contactless holiday meals, starting December 1, 2020 at www.Cholula.com/handsfree,” wrote the hot sauce brand in a press release.

“Optimized for the best saucing experience, the flash sale promotion, priced at $130, includes a Cholula x simplehuman Touch-Free Dispenser PLUS a half-gallon jug of Cholula Original and free shipping.”

Cholula revealed that 100% of the proceeds will go towards the Independent Restaurant Coalition, which is a “nonprofit formed by notable chefs like Tom Colicchio to save independent restaurants affected by COVID-19.”

Naturally, people are hyped that Cholula is selling the hands-free hot sauce dispenser to customers.

This is the type of gift that keeps on giving.

Honestly, “hot sauce innovation” is exactly the type of innovation we need coming out of 2020.

TBH, we deserve good things right now. Thank you Cholula.

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