Culley’s Trinidad Scorpion
Made from one of the hottest chillies ever grown, this sharp sauce features fire-roasted capsicum, smoked paprika and vinegar made from Marlborough grapes. It’s not for the faint-hearted. Available from good supermarkets and speciality stores.
Anathoth Farm Sweet Chilli Relish
This relish uses apples to add natural sweetness that isn’t too overpowering. Great on a cheese platter or in stir-fries. Anathoth Farm Sweet Chilli Relish is available in supermarkets.
Tapatio Salsa Picante Hot Sauce
A smoky red pepper sauce with a hint of garlic hailing from the California-Mexico border. Available in supermarkets and speciality stores.
The original Louisiana chilli sauce, Tabasco is made from barrel-aged peppers and has been heating up plates since 1868. Available in supermarkets.
Cholula Hot Sauce
The perfect balance of hot and sour, this Mexican favourite is a mouth-watering blend of piquin peppers, chile de arbol and spices. Available from good supermarkets and speciality stores.
Kaitaia Fire Chilli Pepper Sauce
New Zealand’s answer to Tabasco, Kaitaia Fire’s chillis are sun-ripened in the country’s far north, then barrel-aged like wine. kiwishoponline.com.au.
The Lucky Taco Hot Sauces
Ponsonby Road’s favourite food truck The Lucky Taco has caused a stir with its fiery Mexican cantina-style food, made all the more tasty with their housemade habanero, jalapeno and chipotle sauces. Now available in select food stores such as Al Brown’s eateries, Farro Fresh stores and New World Victoria Park.
Sriracha Hot Chilli Sauce
Using sun-ripened chillies, sugar and garlic, this version of the Thai-style sauce is made in Southern California and packaged in a squeeze bottle. Available at Asian grocers.