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National Hot Sauce Day

Spice up your life on National Hot Sauce Day with flavorful sauces, creative recipes, and special discounts from your favorite hot sauce makers!
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January 22
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Celebrate the spiciest of condiments on National Hot Sauce Day, January 22! This day has been around since 1996 and is a great opportunity to get creative in the kitchen. After all, hot sauce is an incredibly versatile ingredient that can be used to add some heat to just about any dish. Whether you like it mild or extra spicy, this special day celebrates everything we love about hot sauce!

History of National Hot Sauce Day

National Hot Sauce Day Timeline

<div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1492</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Discovery of Chilies</div><div class='timeline-text'>Christopher Columbus' expedition leads to the discovery of chilies in the Americas. He brings the plants back to Europe, where they eventually spread across the globe.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1807</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>First Hot Sauce Ad</div><div class='timeline-text'>The first commercial advertisement for hot sauce appears in a Massachusetts newspaper.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1868</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Tabasco's Debut</div><div class='timeline-text'>The McIlhenny Company of Avery Island, Louisiana introduces the Tabasco brand hot sauce, which would become a staple condiment worldwide.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1980</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>First Hot Sauce Expo</div><div class='timeline-text'>The first hot sauce exhibition takes place in New Mexico, marking the start of a growing interest in gourmet hot sauces.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2010</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>SRIRACHA's Rise</div><div class='timeline-text'>SRIRACHA hot sauce, originally created by Huy Fong Foods in the 1980s, has a surge in popularity and enters mainstream culture.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2016</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>National Hot Sauce Day</div><div class='timeline-text'>National Hot Sauce Day is officially recognized and celebrated on January 22, honoring the heat and flavor of this favored condiment.</div></div></div>

How to Celebrate National Hot Sauce Day

<div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>1</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Try a new hot sauce</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Browse the shelves of your local grocery store or specialty store and look for a hot sauce you’ve never tried before. Everything from mild Habanero to the world’s hottest sauces await!</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>2</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Make your own hot sauce</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Mix up some peppers, garlic, salt, vinegar, and spices in a blender and make your own custom hot sauce. Don’t forget to add some love for that extra kick.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>3</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Host a hot sauce tasting party</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Invite some friends over and have each person bring their favorite bottle of hot sauce. Have everyone sample and discuss the various flavors – it’s sure to be a fun and spicy evening!</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>4</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Cook with it</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Hot sauce adds flavor and heat to just about any dish. Take your favorite recipe and give it a kick by adding your favorite variety of hot sauce.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>5</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Enter a hot sauce eating contest</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>If you think you can take the heat, enter a local or online hot sauce eating contest. See how much spiciness you can handle while competing with other serious chiliheads.</p></div></div>

Why We Love National Hot Sauce Day

<div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>A</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Hot sauce is versatile</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>hot sauce can be added to almost any dish to add a kick of flavor. Whether your preference is mild, medium, or hot, there is sure to be a hot sauce that will fit you perfectly. Add it to sandwiches for a delicious kick, spruce up soup for dinner or try it on breakfast burrito for something different!</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>B</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Hot sauce makes food more flavorful</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Adding a touch of hot sauce can transform an ordinary meal into something extraordinary. From chili and tacos to sushi and omelets, hot sauce adds an extra zing to whatever you're eating that can make the meal taste even better. There's no better way to liven up bland leftovers or take your cooking from boring to spectacular!</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>C</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Hot sauces are fun to experiment with</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>With so many varieties of hot sauces out there, National Hot Sauce Day gives us the perfect excuse to get creative in the kitchen and mix and match our favorite flavors. Try combining two different types of hot sauces in one dish for an exciting new flavor profile - you never know what kind of culinary masterpiece you might come up with!</p></div></div>

5 Fascinating Facts About Hot Sauce

National Hot Sauce Day FAQs

When is National Hot Sauce Day?

National Hot Sauce Day is celebrated on January 22 every year. In 2024 it will be on a Monday.

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