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Four bottles of Brotaco Hot Sauce: Honey Chipotle Habanero Hot Sauce, Pineapple Habanero Hot Sauce, Avocado Serrano Hot Sauce, and Raspberry Jalapeno Hot Sauce

Hot Sauce

Packed with heat AND Flavor

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Sean

Who  Are We?

Brotaco Hot Sauce is just two dumbass Marine Veterans trying to bring people together through our passion for bold flavors and motorcycles. We source as many of our whole ingredients from local farmers. No fillers or binding agents. If it ain't natural, we don't use it.

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Jesse

What We Do

We make hot sauce for everyone that likes the heat but, also likes flavor. We make hot sauce for people that like to go on adventures but, know it's not an adventure without good food and good people. We make hot sauce for the track, the beach, the road, the mountains, and everything in between. Bottom line, we make hot sauce for everyone and every adventure. That's who we are and what we do.

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Dirt Bike riding for hot sauce
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This sweet and spicy honey chipotle habanero sauce is for the fans of motocross and supercross who live for the smell of race fuel and dirt, thrilled by the thunderous "BRAAP" of hundreds of bikes putting the power to the ground and screaming around the track chasing fame.

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Skateboarding for Hot Sauce
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This hot sauce will have you feeling those SoCal vibes with each bite! From the smooth creamy avocado to the mild fire of the serrano peppers, this hot sauce is a favorite for everyone. Best way to describe it is spicy guacamole, and happiness.

Surfing for Hot Sauce
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You will be taken on a ride as the flavors cascade throughout, starting with the rich citrus sweetness of the pineapple followed quickly by the intense and flavorful habanero peppers. It’s sweet and spicy with a burn that comes on fast but leaves quickly to leave you stoked and wanting more.

Spicy shrimp tacos with Brotaco Foods Pineapple Habanero Hot Sauce

What Makes a great hot sauce?

Hint: It's not just heat, it needs flavor, too.

When it comes to what makes a great hot sauce, it’s essential to remember that flavor is just as crucial as heat. A truly exceptional hot sauce strikes the perfect balance between spiciness and flavor, offering a symphony of tastes that awaken the palate. Whether it’s the smoky undertones of chipotle peppers or the bright citrus notes of habaneros, a great hot sauce engages all the senses, not just the sense of heat.

 

While some may focus solely on the Scoville scale to measure a hot sauce’s spiciness, true aficionados know that the complexity of flavors is what sets extraordinary hot sauces apart. From the initial burst of heat to the lingering aftertaste, each component in a well-crafted hot sauce plays a vital role in creating a memorable culinary experience. So, next time you reach for a bottle of hot sauce, savor the flavors that dance on your taste buds and elevate your meal to new heights.

Should you keep hot sauce in the refrigerator?

Hot Debate: The Great Refrigerator Dilemma

There is an ongoing debate amongst hot sauce enthusiasts about whether hot sauce should kept in the refrigerator or not. The truth is, if a hot sauce has a pH level below 4.2, it is considered shelf-stable, meaning that bacteria cannot grow in it. This acidity level creates an inhospitable environment for harmful bacteria, ensuring that the hot sauce remains safe to consume even when stored at room temperature.

 

For hot sauces with a pH level above 4.2, refrigeration is recommended to prevent bacterial growth and maintain the sauce’s quality over time. However, understanding the pH level of your hot sauce is essential in determining whether refrigeration is necessary. So, next time you ponder whether to chill your hot sauce, remember that its acidity level plays a crucial role in its shelf stability, and proper storage can help preserve its flavor and quality.

Mexican street tacos with Brotaco Foods hot sauce
Guacamole with Brotaco Foods Avacado Serrano Hot Sauce

5 things you'd never think to put hot sauce on

Unexpected Food Adventures

  1. Ice Cream- I can't vouch for ALL hot sauces but, I can vouch for our Radberry hot sauce. It is raspberry forward and goes great on most ice cream flavors.

  2. Salad- If you're tired of eating the same green salad over and over, try using our Pineapple Habanero Hot Sauce to spice up your lunch without adding unnecessary calories.

  3. Cocktails- Next time someone makes fun of you for drinking "fruity" drinks, try using one of our sauces to open their eyes to the possibilities. Recipe's coming soon to the Log Book. 

  4. Chopped Fruit- This is the same deal as the salads. Adding hot sauce to fruit just adds an extra element that you didn't know you were missing.

  5. Pizza- This one makes a lot of sense but, none of us thought about it until our very smart friend, Doug, pointed out this obvious missed opportunity.

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