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What to Buy: Hot Sauce

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What to Buy: Hot Sauce
Photo: Jonathan Boncek

Spice up cold weather comfort food with small-batch artisan hot sauces

 

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1. Pepper Sauce Fantôme

D’EVEREUX FOODS

Natchez, Mississippi

devereuxfoods.com

Ninth-generation Mississippian Ashleigh Aldridgeis behind D’Evereux Foods, and she’s crafting sauces that amp up Southern fare—like this one infused with lime and garlic.

 

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2. Southerner’s Revenge

SOUTHERNAIRE MARKET

Nashville, Tennessee

southernairemarket.com

The ghost peppers of the Confederacy’s past have been known to haunt frequent users of this sauce (or so says the bottle). It’s rich and smoky with a spice that lingers.

 

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3. Electric Lime Hot Sauce

MERFS CONDIMENTS

Denver, Colorado

merfscondiments.com

Louisiana native Kelly Schexnaildre brings Southern heat to Colorado with her sauces—the electric lime marries jalapeño and green bell peppers with fresh lime juice.

 

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4. Barrel-Aged Pepper Sauce

PAPPY & COMPANY

Midland, Georgia

pappyco.com

The lauded Old Rip Van Winkle partnered with Midland Ghost Hot Sauce on this bottle that’s aged in bourbon barrels.

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5. Peach Slow Burn Hot Sauce

CHARLESTON FAVORITES

Charleston, South Carolina

foodforthesouthernsoul.com

Peach and Vidalia onion lend this sauce sweetness up front, while tabasco and cayenne peppers give it a slight kick.