What is National Hot Sauce Day (January 22) and Activities


Some people cannot live without hot sauce, made with chili peppers and other ingredients. Hot sauce lovers will put it on everything from eggs to sandwiches to steak.

National Hot Sauce Day, January 22, is a great opportunity to show your appreciation for your favorite hot sauce. They come in a variety of styles, generally based on regionally available ingredients. They are also a staple in the culinary cultures of many countries around the world.

What is National Hot Sauce Day (January 22) and Activities

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National Hot Sauce Day SCHEDULE

1998 – Super Bowl announcement
The Super Bowl featured the now-famous commercial of a man bathing his pizza with Tabasco, being bitten by a mosquito and smiling as the mosquito bursts into flames.

1994 – Americans love it!
As a sign of the popularity of hot sauce in the US market, Campbell Soup Company purchased Pace, a manufacturer of Mexican-style sauce, for $ 1.1 billion.

1992 – Salsa topped the condiment list
The sauce replaced ketchup as America’s number one condiment.


1980 – old school sauce
Old El Paso, which would become a major player in the US hot sauce market, made its debut.

1849 – The beginning
Colonel Maunsell White, a local banker, grew the first recorded crop of Tabasco peppers.

What is National Hot Sauce Day (January 22) and Activities

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National Hot Sauce Day Activities

Try it
Walk the international aisle of your local grocery store and buy a couple of different hot sauces from regions around the world. You can look up some recipes that call for hot sauces and cook with a couple of different brands.

Do it
Making hot sauce isn’t just for professionals. If there are any particular peppers or spices that you like, try making your own at home. You can easily find multiple recipes.

Host a hot sauce party
Invite your friends to celebrate. Have them make or bring a bottle of their favorite sauce, while you offer them foods suitable for hot sauce.

What is National Hot Sauce Day (January 22) and Activities

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Colon Cleansing Hot Sauce
Ingredients include scotch peppers, mustard, salt, onions, water, vinegar, turmeric, and sugar.


Some Nukey Hot Sauce
This includes Caribbean red habanero peppers, vinegar, tomatoes, onions, spices, coriander, and ascorbic acid (vitamin C) for freshness.

Area 51: The hot sauce that doesn’t exist
Prepare yourself for habanero peppers, vinegar, onion powder, garlic powder, and salt.

Zombie Apocalypse Ghost Chili Hot Sauce
Ghost and habanero peppers with a mix of spices, vegetables, vinegar, and oil create this almost sweet, yet terribly spicy sauce.


Is everywhere
More than half of American households have some kind of hot sauce in the kitchen. Whether it’s for breakfast, lunch, or dinner, hot sauce is a dining room table staple for millions.

There are infinite varieties
The common denominator? Chilies. National Hot Sauce Day is a celebration of the many regional flavors available.

They reflect different cultures
The ingredients for the hot sauce are sourced from its unique regions. For example, the Panamanian sauce called “Picante Chombo” includes locally grown Scotch bonnet peppers, and the West Indian sauces include local fruits and vegetables.

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