If you’re not familiar with Hot Ones, the viral YouTube show from First We Feast, you should definitely check it out. Hot Ones has a simple premise: each episode features a celebrity guest being interviewed while they sample really, really hot hot sauce. gourmet hot sauces.
As hot sauces get spicier, the interview questions get deeper and more personal. Each episode tests their mental strength and courage in the face of intense spice and gastronomic pain.
Some series highlights are the episode where Paul Rudd mixes every sauce together at the very end, and Gary Vee’s fearless conquering of the wings down to the last bit of bone marrow in the middle.
So far this season, Margot Robbie and Zoe Kravitz have tested their mettle, and we highly recommend tuning in.
The new season of this popular web series features a stellar lineup of gourmet hot sauces from all over the globe. These sauces havce varying levels of spiciness, from mild smokiness to pure fire.
If you’re a long-time Hot Ones fan and want to experience the spice for yourself, many of the show’s best hot sauces are for sale on Amazon. If you’re wondering where you can buy the Hot Ones hot sauces, we put together a full round-up for all of you spice lords.
So get a glass of milk at the ready and prepare to test your hot sauce tolerance.
1. Hot Ones The Classic Hot Sauce
HOTNESS LEVEL: MILD (1/10 ON HOT ONES SCALE)
This is the classic hot sauce that sets the tone and foundation for the rest of the tasting in each episode. It’s the number one fan favorite for a reason — it’s made with Chile de Arbol peppers with a classic, fresh taste and mild spice. Douse it on anything and it’ll go down easy.
2. Cantina Royal Tamaulipeka
HOTNESS LEVEL: MILD PLUS (2/10 ON HOT ONES SCALE)
This next sauce slowly starts to amp up the pressure with slightly more heat. It’s got smokey chilis with just a touch of sweetness to round out the flavor profile. It’s made in Brooklyn by a chef from Mexico with a passion for transporting you to the orchards of Tamaulipas with every bite. Try it on pork or spread it on a torta for a taste of tradition. It’s got a smooth oil-blend base which helps it go on easy and liven up any dish.
3. Fiji Fire Native Bongo Chili Hot Sauce
HOTNESS LEVEL: FEELING A LITTLE SPICEY (3/10 ON HOT ONES SCALE)
We’re now voyaging to the South Pacific for the first sauce in the lineup ever to feature bongo chili peppers. It’s got Fijian turmeric and a spicy blend that pays respectful tribute to the Fijian fire walker. Needless to say, all celebrities and those who try it are brought right down the gauntlet towards fire warrior status with this one.
4. Double Take Salsa Company’s Scotch Bonnet Mustard
HOTNESS LEVEL: GLASS OF WATER NEARBY IS NECESSARY (4/10 ON HOT ONES SCALE)
If “scotch bonnet” being in the name didn’t already give you a hint, this sauce packs a serious punch. It might be in the bottom half of the lineup, but this sauce has got a swift kick to it. It’s a mustard-like Caribbean hot sauce that combines the scotch bonnet heat with a mustard tang making it the perfect sauce for clearing sinuses during cold and flu season.
5. Los Calientes Rojo
HOTNESS LEVEL: SERIOUSLY, NOT FOR THE FAINT OF HEART (5/10 ON HOT ONES SCALE)
This is a remixed spin on a fan favorite of the show, the original Los Calientes hot sauce that you can check out below. This time around they’ve added a handful of extra habaneros, citrus and spice to add that extra kick of flavor. Add both the red and green versions to your collection and compare the two.
6. Seed Ranch Hot Thai Garden
HOTNESS LEVEL: NO, IT’S NOT JUST YOU. IT’S DEFINITELY GETTING HOT IN HERE (6/10 ON HOT ONES SCALE)
A magical blend from Southern California and Southeast Asia, this Hot Ones hot sauce brings together an aromatic experience of lemongrass, basil and ginger combined with Carolina Reaper peppers that remind you we’ve entered the second half of the lineup. The training wheels are off; it’s go time.
HOTNESS LEVEL: WE’VE OFFICIALLY ENTERED GHOST TERRITORY. BEWARE. (7/10 ON HOT ONES SCALE)
This special sauce reins from Ontario, Canada, but this hot sauce is anything but polite. The makers of Stargazer decided that ghost peppers just weren’t enough heat by themselves, and this ghostly mix is blended from ghost peppers, scotch bonnets and jalapeños. It’s all tied together with Chipotle, citrus and a hint of maple sweetness. (We are in Canada after all.)
8. Da Bomb Beyond Insanity Hot Sauce
HOTNESS LEVEL: IT’S NOT CALLED DA BOMB FOR NOTHING (8/10 ON HOT ONES SCALE)
This hot sauce is quite literally a bomb in your mouth with an insane mix of spices and intense heat. This is the longest-tenured hot sauce from Hot Ones history for a reason. Try it for yourself to find out why. With hot sauces this high on the Scoville scale, even a tiny dab of this sauce is enough to cause crying, gastrointestinal distress and intense mouth pain. Good luck.
9. Dingo Sauce Co. Widow Maker
HOTNESS LEVEL: STRAIGHT JAB TO THE MOUTH WITH A HOT POKER (9/10 ON HOT ONES SCALE)
Now we take a voyage down under to the outback of Australia, where they’ve somehow packed six super spicy peppers into one dynamite bottle. If we’ve learned anything about Australia over the years it’s that it’s hot down there, full of extremes and bizarre creatures. This sauce is no different. Much like the very large, dangerous and other-worldly creatures that call AUS their home, the peppers inside this bottle span from climate zones across Western Australia, giving this sauce a variety of heat profiles. Mix in a little apple cider vinegar, citrus and a dash of sea salt and you’ve got a spice that’ll blow you away.
10. The Last Dab XXX
HOTNESS LEVEL: ALL BETS ARE OFF (10/10 ON HOT ONES SCALE)
This is the Hot Ones hot sauce to end all sauces. The final straw that broke the camel’s back and tipped it over the edge onto the last nail in the coffin. We’re not going to lie… this one’s a doozy. With three distinct strains of Smokin’ Ed Currie’s famous chili pepper, Pepper X, Chocolate Pepper X and Peach Pepper X — there’s no coming back from this one. Add a dab to your favorite meats, seafoods or tacos and watch your head explode. (And not in the fun way.) While you may enjoy watching Margo Robbie cry over her chicken wings, this is one hot sauce you don’t actually want to try IRL.