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My thoughts on a few new hot sauces.

Some of my favoite hot sauces.
My current hot sauce collection.

My current hot sauce collection.

One of the easiest ways to jazz up and change the flavors of the foods you eat on a regular basis is by using hot sauces. I love trying new hot sauces because they are inexpensive, add practically no calories and they taste great.

Since my last blog about hot sauces I’ve discovered a few new ones that I wanted to tell you about.

Some of my existing favorites are Huy Fong Sriracha, Tabasco Original Flavor, Tabasco Green Jalapeno, Tabasco Chipotle, Cholula Mexican Hot Sauce, Valentina Salsa Picante and Frank’s RedHot Hot Sauce.

I’ve recently added Cholula Chili Lime, Cholula Chili Garlic, Cholula Chipotle and Huy Fong Chili Garlic Sauce to my collection.

Cholula seems to be incapable of making a hot sauce anything short of amazing. Their Chili Lime hot sauce is the newest addition to my collection, and it’s already almost gone. I’ve definitely been reaching for that one a lot lately. It’s fantastic on egg whites.

The Cholula Chipotle hot sauce has a different flavor than the Tabasco Chipotle, and I honestly couldn’t say one is better than the other. I appreciate them both, and so I use both of them about equally. I think of all my hot sauces, the two Chipotles are my favorites for egg whites. I’ve already blown through an entire bottle of the Cholula Chipotle, and I just started using it about 3 weeks ago. I can’t even count how many bottles of Tabasco Chipotle I’ve been through.

The Cholula Chili Garlic is somewhat similar to the original Cholula, but it really ups the garlic flavor. I love garlic, so this one hits the spot when I’m in the mood for extra garlic goodness.

Huy Fong Sriracha is the king of my collection. I use Sriracha on everything from a dipping sauce for my chicken breasts to my stir fries. I recently got my hands on jar of Huy Fong Chili Garlic Sauce,which has a chunky salsa-like consistency. Just like Sriracha, this sauce is very hot and packed with flavor. I put this on top of grilled chicken breasts (after cooking, just before plating) the other day and Lisa and I both loved it! Great stuff.

I should mention that Lisa picked up Kikkoman’s version of Sriracha for us to try. She saw it on sale at a crazy discount, so she figured why not give it a try? It’s horrible. It’s not worthy to even lick the boots of the real deal, Huy Fong Sriracha.

Do you have a favorite hot sauce not mentioned above, or thoughts on any of these? Post your comments below and let us know!