There’s no question hot sauce has exploded in popularity - in the past decade, it’s gone from a niche condiment to a pantry staple. In most homes and restaurants you’ll even find multiple hot sauce options - and multiple opinions about which sauces go best with which foods.
But for some hot sauce lovers it's more than just a condiment – it's an obsession.
Why are people obsessed with hot sauce?
Hot sauce adds a layer of flavor to dishes that can't be achieved with dry spices alone. Its acidity also helps brighten and enhance the flavors of the other ingredients.
It’s for everyone.
With hundreds of brands and different types of hot sauce, from mild to extremely spicy, there’s a heat level for everyone. There are a huge variety of sauce styles, from garlicky pastes to truffle hot sauce to pure vinegar-and-pepper combinations - always a new flavor profile to try.
Hot sauce can be used in a variety of dishes, from eggs to tacos to pizza. This makes it a great addition to any meal, and it's also an easy way to add heat and flavor to a dish without having to add additional ingredients.
With health benefits from hot sauce ranging from weight loss (capsaicin speeds up your metabolism and reduces appetite) to decreased inflammation, hot sauce is one of those rare pleasures that is actually guilt free!
You’ve heard about challenges involving eating spicy food. For some, eating insanely spicy food is just fun - the hotter the better. Over time taste buds build up a tolerance to the heat, so you could make a case that eating hot sauce everyday is actually “training” for your “sport.” Better get a case; you’re an athlete now.
It’s literally addictive.
When we eat spicy food, it triggers the brain to release endorphins, which create a feeling of pleasure. Over time, you need more (or hotter) sauce to create that same endorphin rush. This can be mildly addictive, which is why some people are obsessed with hot sauce.
If you’re obsessed with hot sauce, it’s probably because it’s a delicious, healthy condiment that can take just about any meal from basic to amazing.
If you’re NOT obsessed with hot sauce yet, it’s probably because you haven’t tried Kirk’s Hot Sauce. With a mild, smooth flavor and a kick of heat at the end, Kirk’s Hot Sauce is Good On Everything.
Try it today and find out why people are obsessed with hot sauce!