Friday, February 4, 2011

Top 10 Best-Selling Hot Sauces for 2010

Here is the list of the top ten best-selling hot sauces at the Carolina Sauce Company for all of 2010:

1. Matouk's West Indian Hot Sauce moved up from its second-place finish in 2009 to take top honors as our best-selling hot sauce for 2010. Made in Trinidad & Tobago from fiery scotch bonnet peppers and sweet tropical papaya, this flavorful island hot sauce is great with chicken and seafood as well as meats and veggies.

2. Matouk's Calypso Sauce also moved up a spot from 2009 to 2010. Hotter than Matouk's West Indian sauce with a more savory flavor, Matouk's Calypso features scotch bonnets in a thick and tangy mustard base and is great with all sorts of hearty fare, especially grilled food.

3. Making a dramatic leap from the previous year, Matouk's Salsa Picante Hot Pepper Sauce finished third in 2010. This traditional Caribbean hot sauce is made with aged, pickled scotch bonnet peppers in a spicy, savory mustard base, and is beloved for its versatility and heat.

4. Scorned Woman Hot Sauce is a classic vinegar-based hot sauce made with black pepper and several different types of chile peppers for tangy, fiery heat. Aptly named after the saying that Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned, this all-purpose hot sauce regularly finishes in the top 5 of our best-selling hot sauce lists.

5. Busha Browne's Pukka Sauce is another regular top-5 finisher and is our best-selling hot sauce of all time. Made in Jamaica and inspired by old colonial recipes, Pukka Sauce is great with everything from scrambled eggs to burgers & pizza to dinner entrees including seafood, steak, chicken, pork and more.

6. A favorite of folks who focus on fabulous flavors rather than fiery heat, Georgia Peach and Vidalia Onion Hot Sauce is gently spicy and brimming with the bright flavors of ripe peaches and mellow Vidalia onions. Like summer sunshine in a bottle, this delightful sauce complements meat, poultry, seafood, veggies and even rice dishes.

7. Finishing seventh on our list of best-selling hot sauces for the second year in a row, Matouk's Flambeau Sauce is about as hot as you can get without adding pepper extract or capsaicin oil. Not for the faint-hearted, Matouk's Flambeau features an outrageous quantity of the hottest aged pickled scotch bonnet peppers available, in a traditional West Indian mustard base. Ideal for robust dishes, a little Flambeau sauce goes a long way!

8. In contrast to Matouk's Flambeau, Capsicana Zing Gourmet Sauce is a subtly sweet and mildly spicy gourmet sauce from North Carolina that anyone, including kids and others with more sensitive palates, can enjoy. Zing Sauce adds mouthwatering flavor at the table and as a cooking ingredient. You can get it in 5 oz and 10 oz bottles, and it comes with a free recipe sheet!

9. Walkerswood Jonkanoo Pepper Sauce moved up a spot from 10th in 2009 to 9th in 2010. Made in Jamaica and named after a traditional street festival that's colorful and lively, this feisty hot sauce is true to its name. Enjoy Jonkanoo Sauce on all types of savory foods that could use a burst of tropical flavor and fire.

10. Completing our list of the top ten best selling hot sauces for 2010 and making its debut on this annual list is Dave's Ghost Pepper Naga Jolokia Hot Sauce. Made with the world's hottest pepper and spiked with pepper extract, Dave's Ghost Pepper Sauce is best used with caution, just one drop at a time. It also makes a great gift for anyone who brags that no hot sauce is hot enough for them!

Zestfully yours,

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