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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.

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
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
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.

Dave's hot sauce
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
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
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.

Baron hot sauce
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.