Are you the kind of person who can’t eat chicken wings without testing your own pain restraints? Or do you just enjoy some variety when it comes to what your wings are dipped in? Well then you’ll be wanting to spice up your life with a hot sauce subscription box!
Subscription boxes have only been increasing in their popularity at a rapid pace since their inception. The premise is simple – you sign up to a service that appeals to you, and then, usually once a month, you will receive an offering related to that product – in this case, delicious hot sauces.
Below we have taken a look at some of the best hot sauce subscription boxes on offer – take a look, and see if there’s one for you! The Rise Of Craft Hot Sauce Is Here!
If you’re a hot sauce aficionado, you may already be familiar with Hot Ones – the informal chat show from First We Feast on YouTube that features guests gnawing down on some tasty wings with a variation of hot sauces, going from mild-heat to tear inducing.
What the subscription box offers is the opportunity to test out some of the sauces used on the show, including legendary sauces like the dip (where you “dip” an extra bit of sauce on the wing before eating).
If you want to see the show in action, you can find it here – it also happens to be a really fun talk show!
Each monthly Hot Ones box contains 3 different sauces (or sometimes 2 and a special subscriber-only item of interest). A box costs $36 and allows you to test the sauces from the show, including unseen ones ahead of new seasons. You can also pay for 3 months up-front, which will cost you the price of $110.
There’s also some swag, recipes and behind the scenes moments that would been of huge interest to fans. If you’re a hot sauce fanatic or a supporter of the show, this box could be just right for your needs.
Heat Hot Sauce Club is an enterprise from the Bay Area that gives you exactly what you want: hot sauce.
Perhaps the most impressive aspect of Heat Hot Sauce Club is its coordination in its offerings – there’s something for everybody.
There is 3 available boxes: Mild & Medium, Classic (mixture) and Extra Hot. Within these options, you can choose to be sent either one bottle or three bottles, and then you can choose either to receive them on a monthly basis or a quarterly basis. You can also choose to pay as you go, or pay 3, 6 or 12 months in advance.
The Extra Hot offer is a little bit more expensive, but you can be pretty certain that it will satisfy your HOT sauce needs.
Fuego Box offer a hot sauce of the month club that will allow you to gain access to some unique, delicious and importantly, hot sauces that you may not come across otherwise.
Fuego Box scour the globe for hot sauces so you don’t have to. They pick the best from a selection of hundreds, and then once a month, if you subscribe, of course, they send it directly to you. It’s as easy as that!
They offer a “Dip Your Toe In” selection, which is a box containing one hot sauce, which will serve as a tester, of sorts. If you’re looking for value, though, then the way to go is the “Sauce Lover” option, which offers a box of 3 hot sauces for $29.95 and is shipped for free every 30 or 90 days based on your selection.
Both of those boxes offer somewhere between mild-and-hot sauces. If you’re signing up purely for the hottest sauces on the market, then you’ll want to opt for the aptly-named “Pain Seeker” option. This costs $24.95 per box and contains 2 extremely hot sauces per month, and again, can be shipped every 30 or 90 days depending on your preference.
The brilliantly named Flaming Licks is a UK based curator of craft hot sauces and spicy foods. Originally the result of a Kickstarter campaign, Lick my Dip – the companies original name – went from strength to strength, an now offers one of the best hot sauce subscription boxes on the market.
There are two boxes available: the Taste Box and the Crave Box.
The Taste Box costs £15.99 per month and includes 1 full sized craft hot sauce, 1 hot shots taster pack, 1 other condiment or cooking product and some other fun stuff for a hot sauce afficiando.
The Crave box contains all within the Taste Box, but also includes 4 spicy goodies for you to test your sauce on. Vegetarian options are available with this box and it ships for £25.99.
If you’re tempted but want to see more, have a look at their Instagram account – the delicious meals topped with hot sauce will have you salivating.
The Hot Sauce Adventure Club, in addition to having a very funny website, boasts the “most exclusive membership ever”. Now, while this is not completely verifiable, the quality of their hot sauce offerings is.
Taking inspiration from central America, Hot Sauce Adventure Club offer 3 different subscription boxes: The Adventurer Membership, The Expedition Membership and the Explorer Membership.
The Adventurer Membership costs $12.00 a month and subscribing to it means that you will be provided with a different individual bottle of hot sauce once a month for 12 months.
The Expedition Membership builds on this and offers 3 bottles per month for 12 months with a discounted price of $30.00 a month.
The Explorer Membership is the same as the Adventurer membership (one bottle per month), except it is only a 3 month commitment, making it a great testing membership. It’s worth noting that each of Hot Sauce Adventure Club’s offerings can be cancelled at any time.
So there you have it – the 5 best hot sauce subscription boxes on the market. If you become a member of any of these, you’re sure to have test yourself with some incredibly hot sauces, but ultimately, add some great taste to your favorite foods.