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The Best Caribbean Hot Sauces that Should Already be in Your Kitchen

Spice up your next meal with flavor and heat that’ll remind you of your favorite tropical destinations.

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March 31, 2021
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Fancy a great hot sauce? The Caribbean islands are home to plenty of unique, scorching flavors that will make your food fiery. Shutterstock

Almost nothing compares to the complementary, added kick that hot sauce can add to your food. Be warned, though: These sauces aren’t for the faint of heart.

Ricante Hot Sauce 5-Flavor Assortment Gift Box

Really Take Some Chances

Why limit your experience? Mixing and matching makes trying something new way more fun. Ricante

Costa Rica is certainly known for its gorgeous beaches and stunning Caribbean waters, but there’s also an adventurous aspect as well. That’s what makes a set of sauces so fitting for this Central American destination, because each flavor mirrors the color, excitement, and distinct personality of this wonderful country.

El yucateco

Kick It Up a Notch

Great hot sauces go with any types of food. Amazon

The Caribbean is famous for many appealing features it provides for many of its visitors. However, spicy food is the one thing that both locals and visitors alike can enjoy.

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Dave's hot sauce

Keeping Things Caliente

An all-purpose hot sauce is one you’ll want to have in your pantry at all times. Amazon

Hot sauce that can go on almost any food is hot sauce that should always be considered for the shopping cart.

Aunt May's bajan pepper sauce

Direct from Barbados

This sauce might make your face as red as an afternoon under the Caribbean sun. Amazon

You know you have a good hot sauce when you’re sucking in air through your teeth to try to cool down your mouth.

Matouk'ss hot sauce

Ready for a Sting?

Be cautioned that if you see the word scorpion in the name, well, have a glass of milk ready. Amazon

Getting a taste of each island’s own unique hot sauce is like getting a taste of the island’s culture and food scene itself. Each island’s sauces subtly reflect their respective styles and culinary influences.

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Baron hot sauce

Saint Lucia isn’t Only for Lovers

A truly great, original hot sauce will offer distinct flavors without overwhelming the meal. Amazon

Even though some of these hot sauces were meant for foods that come from the same islands, there’s still room for flexibility. Try your hot sauce on a hot dog or a hamburger, for example.

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