Why You Should Choose Craft Hot Sauces Over Commercialized Hot Sauces

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One of the fastest-growing industries in the world is hot sauce, and there are a lot of different kinds of hot sauces to choose from. While it may be easier to just simply pick a bottle of a mass-produced brand from your nearest grocery store, you’ll be surprised to discover that the specialty ones are light years better than your generic over-the-counter hot sauce.

In recent years, specialty hot sauces have taken some of the market share away from the biggest and most well-known hot sauce companies. Here are some reasons why you should look for these craft sauces instead of the more common ones.

Au Naturale

It is a well known fact that most large companies and suppliers of any kind of product will look at ways to mass-produce something as easy and fast as they can, resulting in compromises in the quality of the product. And hot sauces are no different. If you look closely at their ingredients, you will find that their products are packed with too much salt and sugar and an additive called xanthan gum to increase the sauce's thickness, making it look good on grocery shelves.

One of our sauces, Angry Goat Cool Hippo, is 100% made from natural ingredients like prickly pear cactus juice, agave nectar, cayenne peppers, jalapeño peppers, red bell peppers, apple cider vinegar, strawberries, pure cane sugar, lemon juice, lime juice, sea salt, cayenne pepper powder, and scorpion pepper powder. Choosing sauces like these will ensure that you’re not consuming any artificial preservatives that can be harmful to your health.

Just FYI, some of our sauces do contain additives like xanthan gum, but in scarce amounts. We try to stick with 100% natural ingredients when sourcing suppliers. We list each of the ingredients of the sauces we carry in every product description on our website.

You’re Supporting Local Businesses

The ingredients used by craft hot sauce makers are grown by local farmers. This simply means that by buying and supporting their products, you are supporting the local and small business as well by keeping their chain of supply and demand alive. 

Born to Hula Smokehaus Blue Hot Sauce is another great sauce we recommend made from natural locally-produced tomatoes and peppers.

Brings More Attention To The Hot Sauce Rebirth That Is Happening Right Now

As of 2021, the mild hot sauce market held a 42% global market share and is the fastest growing market for hot sauce. And the overall hot sauce market growth has been increasing exponentially over the last few years because of one simple fact. People want to improve the flavor of their favorite foods and dishes.

Putting this into perspective, this allows passionate hot sauce companies to always strive for high quality products and improvement upon what is already in-demand in the marketplace. When companies strive for quality and competition intensifies, the customers win.

A product like Ass Kickin’ Ghost Pepper Hot Sauce is the result of continued efforts to spread awareness surrounding the benefits of hot sauce. All the while keeping true to the company’s roots and upping the ante for enthusiasts. 

Bursting With Flavors

As mentioned, locally produced hot sauces like the ones we offer at Doc Hotties easily beat out whatever mainstream mass-produced hot sauce is out there when it comes to flavor. Because these sauces are made in small batches, this allows the passionate sauce makers to focus on quality while also striving to be better. Experimenting with the usage of different kinds of peppers and other natural flavors allows them to bring a different twist to any kind of food prepared with these magnificent hot sauces.

A Wide Variety

In contrast to buying the generic hot sauce from a big name grocery store, local hot sauce makers use different kinds of peppers for their sauces, as mentioned earlier. During the process, these crafty sauce makers also tend to use different kinds of ingredients to further enhance the flavor and bring a different experience to every bottle. It’s an understatement to say that each bottle has character.

Increases Awareness Around Hot Sauces

When you start supporting the small business scene and get into the specifics of every product, you learn that not all hot sauces are the same. As mentioned, they come in a wide variety of flavors and combinations. They are categorized differently based on the Scoville index while also offering a variety of flavors onto your palate. 

If you are interested in exploring unique hot sauces every month, 2 months, or 3 months that will rock your world, simply subscribe to one of our subscription boxes, choose the delivery frequency that works best for you, and be ready to go on a unique experience with each kind of hot sauce you consume. You may also register for the affiliate program to earn a little extra money while enjoying our unique variety of hot sauces. If you have at least a few thousand engaged followers on Instagram or Twitter, we’d be more than happy to send you a free bottle of your choice to review.

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