There always seems to be a new hot sauce to try. Varying in spice levels and heat, there’s a hot sauce for all of us out there. And it’s great.
And 2024, just like the many years proceeding it, proves to be another huge year for the hot sauce industry.
It’s no surprise.
We simply demand it. As the latest statistics show:
Source: Fortune Business Insights
So without further ado, here are the most tantalizing, taste-bud-igniting new hot sauces that have recently launched or are set to make a splash in 2024.
5 Blazing Hot Sauce Innovations Set to Conquer 2024
Here are the brands that are heating up the hot sauce scene:
Chili No 5
Chilli No. 5 is catching the attention of flavor adventurers and health enthusiasts alike.
It’s for you if your palate craves a journey through rich, international flavors, but your conscience demands health-conscious eating.
Each sauce in their lineup is a carefully crafted symphony of taste, marrying the heat of chillies with the depth of superfoods.
Imagine a sauce that doesn’t just bring the heat but also layers your dishes with complexity. It’s for the culinary explorer who delights in a smoky undertone for their barbecue or a zesty kick to their morning eggs.
Chilli No. 5 offers a spectrum of heat that’s approachable for the mild at heart yet satisfying for the fire-chaser.
In a nod to the planet, the brand’s sustainable ethos hums in the background, with recyclable packaging and a mission towards carbon neutrality.
Have you heard of Ed Sheeran?… What a silly question.
But have you heard that global icon Ed Sheeran has entered the hot sauce market. You have now….
And it’s aptly named ‘Tingly Ted’ (Ed’s childhood nickname and a whimsical presence on his records).
Tingly Ted is not just a sauce; it’s a story of passion, a tale spun from Ed Sheeran’s lifelong love affair with ketchup and hot sauce.
To create the ‘ketchup of hot sauces’—a versatile condiment that could grace every meal without overwhelming it.
Whether it’s burgers, eggs, or burritos, Tingly Ted is designed to be the go-to dollop that brings a warm, booming sensation to the table.
And he’s made it available in two varieties.
The Tingly sauce is for the medium-heat lover, while the Xtra Tingly turns up the heat for those who dare.
Yet, both stay true to the vision of not being overpoweringly hot. They’re perfect for a variety of uses—dipping, drizzling, splashing, or pouring into your favorite dishes.
The Last Dab: Xperience
Another one you’ve likely heard of. ‘Hot Ones’
Where celebrity guests get asked questions while they attempt to complete rounds of chicken wings coated in spicy hot sauce.
The Last Dab is the most mouth-watering of the lineup yet.
Crafted with the formidable Pepper X, which now reigns as the world’s hottest pepper according to the Guinness Book of World Records, this sauce is not for the faint of heart, averaging a blistering 2,693,000 Scoville units.
The mastermind behind this intense heat is Smokin’ Ed Currie, a pepper scientist and farmer who has meticulously distilled Pepper X into a pure, potent essence.
This sauce boasts an overwhelming 91% Pepper X content, presented in dried, fresh, and all-natural distillate forms.
Long-time fans of Hot Ones may recall the legacy of The Last Dab, which began in 2017 as the premiere Pepper X hot sauce.
Its unique floral flavor is deceptive, luring the brave into a false sense of security before the Pepper X unleashes its full, fiery potential, often culminating in the notorious Pepper X head rush.
The Last Dab Xperience invites the daring to continue the Hot Ones tradition.
This sauce is a badge of honor, a testament to courage, and a journey to the peak of spice that only the bravest dare to embark upon.
Fat Baby Hot Sauce
Fat Baby Hot Sauce is the epitome of a grassroots operation, a true farm-to-bottle venture where every chili is grown, nurtured, and cherished before it becomes part of their sauce family.
This is a brand for those who don’t just enjoy hot sauce, but live by it, for whom a bottle isn’t just a condiment but a daily companion.
Their range caters to every palate and meal. From the robust heat of Ed Teach’s Tonic to the morning kick of Breakfast Baby, each sauce is crafted for those who believe hot sauce should be a staple, not an afterthought.
MoHeato brings a fiery zest to your dishes, while Sour Baby offers a medium-level tang for a more subtle spice.
For those who prefer a gentler heat, Peach Bum and Easy Green provide a milder but equally flavorful kick.
Fat Baby’s flavors are a testament to their belief that hot sauce should be lavished on food, not left to languish in the fridge.
It’s a crime, they jest, for such crafted flavors to be used sparingly.
Zippy Zap Hot Sauce
Zippy Zap Hot Sauce bursts onto the scene with the kind of flair only Pepper Belly Pete could muster.
This viral sensation, known for his cowboy hat, denim overalls, and a holster full of hot sauce, has become a culinary icon on social media platforms like YouTube, TikTok, and Instagram.
His persona, N. Dee Williams, reigns supreme with a fanbase hanging on his every flavorful creation.
But it’s not just Pete’s Texan swagger that’s captured the hearts of spicy food lovers—it’s his mastery of Southern recipes and his array of sauces, salsas, and glazes.
Among them, Zippy Zap Hot Sauce shines as a standout creation, embodying Pete’s passion and expertise.
Each bottle is made-to-order, ensuring peak freshness and a true taste of the South.
The sauce itself is a harmonious blend of red cayenne peppers, distilled vinegar, water, and salt, perfected with a secret seasoning mix. This isn’t just a hot sauce; it’s a symphony of flavors.
The season-all blend, with its granulated garlic, onion, and paprika, brings a savory depth, while the cayenne and chili powders add a heat that’s present but not punishing.
Zippy Zap offers a spicy kick that’s assertive yet approachable, perfect for those who savor a moderate zing.
It’s a sauce that promises to add a peppery zap to your dishes, enhancing flavors without overwhelming them.
Ideal for the culinary enthusiast who seeks to enliven their meals with a controlled, flavorful heat, Zippy Zap Hot Sauce is a testament to Pepper Belly Pete’s legacy—a sauce that’s as much about character as it is about taste.
Final Thoughts: What Hot Sauce Will you Try In 2024?
As we look forward to these fiery concoctions, let’s remember that the world of hot sauce is ever-evolving.
And while these 5 featured brands are on the cusp of becoming household names, each with a distinct personality and heat signature that’s bound to resonate with you, they’ll be others too.
So keep an eye out.
My final words of advice…
Keep trying hot sauces.
Try each one listed above, or try them all.
That’s the best way to find your favorite hot sauce…
Hello, I’m Jeremy, a sauce enthusiast and taste trailblazer! My endless pursuit of new flavors has led me on a journey to master sauce making at home, along with try out a range of exciting brands and sauce offerings. Now I share my recipes, tips and recommendations on WeWantTheSauce to help fellow foodies find the perfect sauces.