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NYC Hot Sauce Expo brings the Heat to Brooklyn – Hey! Let’s Lit This Summer

I recently had the pleasure of attending the 6th Annual NYC Hot Sauce Expo and while there I had the opportunity to sample countless hot sauces from large and small purveyors around the world.

It was an intense afternoon and one where nearly everyone was sweating conspicuously while seeking out free milk, and cold cocktails, to help drown out the fiercely hot sauces that everyone was there to try.

Whether you’re already a die-hard hot sauce aficionado or you’re new to the spicier side of foodie-life, these are the three hot sauce brands that I had never heard of which you will want to try.

Magic Sauce by Cobra Chilli out of Queensland, Australia. This Asian style sauce is so amazing and tasty and has been described as “liquid umami” – it’s their Best Seller.

The first five seconds in your mouth, you will taste all of the ingredients – the soy, the sesame oil, the onion, ginger and garlic and even the Carolina Reaper – but without the heat. Then the heat will kick in but will only really last for about 15 seconds. It will then dissipate, leaving you with the fantastic flavors of all the natural ingredients. Wow – magic.


Wham, Bam, Spice & Ham! It’s Carolina Reaper bacon hot sauce. What more could you want from a hot sauce? It is the world’s hottest pepper combined with bacon. It is super spicy and great tasting!

This delicious combination of Carolina Reaper and Bacon will awaken your senses.


It would be great to use these two awesome hot sauces for a great BBQ party night at July 4th with the beautiful fireworks. I know this summer has been pretty hot already, but why not to make it a little bit even more spicier? Because summer is the BBQ season, let’s go fun!


The 6th Annual NYC Hot Sauce Expo!

High River Sauces has announced the list of vendors for The 6th Annual NYC Hot Sauce Expo, which is set to take place on Saturday, April 21st and Sunday, April 22nd at Brooklyn Expo Center.

Tickets for the event are on sale here:

Vendors include the best hot sauce makers from all over the world will be, including companies from the United Kingdom and New Zealand.

The vendors at the NYC Hot Sauce Expo include: Angry Goat, Benny T Vesta, Blairs, Born To Hula, Bravado, Burns & McCoy, CaJohn, Catina Royal, Charman Brand, Chile Pepper Magazine, Cobra Chilli, Corines Cuisine, Cully’s, Defcon, Dirty Dicks, Dragon’s Blood Elixer, El Yucatco, Elijah’s Xtreme, Gemini Crow, Ghost Scream Hot Sauce, Gunthers Gourmet, Heartbreaking Dawns, Heatonist, Hellfire Hot Sauce, Hells Kitchen, High River Sauces, Hoff & Pepper, Horse Shoe, Hot As U Want, Hot Maple, Hot Sauce Holsters, Hotter Than El, Howler Monkey, Inferno Farms, Kill Sauce, Little Bird Chocolates, Pallotta Hot, Peppers, Puckerbutt Pepper Co., Purple Pam, Rads, Rasta Brothers, Sam & Oliver, Tabasco, Tahiti Joes, Torchbearer, Volcanic Peppers, VooDoo Chile Sauces, Whitehouse Station, Wiltshire Chilli Farm, World Famous, and Yellowbird Foods.

This two-day tribute to all things hot and spicy will feature a “Stage of Doom“, where showcases and competitions will take place throughout each day. Highlights include: Guinness Book of Records Carolina Reaper Pepper Eating Contest ($1000 Grand Prize For Broken Record), Screaming Mi Mi Awards & Hot Sauce Hall of Fame Presentations, The Booze & Infuse Cocktail Competition ($5000 Grand Prize), The Spicy Pizza of Doom, The Slaytanic Burrito, Chihuahua Beauty Pageant and more. There will also be food vendors, craft beer and specialty cocktails.

This year’s NYC Hot Sauce Festival will feature three tiers of ticket options – General Admission ($10), Texas Smoke BBQ Platter Package ($50) and Ultimate Fiery VIP Package ($100). All attendees can enjoy fiery samples from hot sauce vendors, access to all staged eating competitions, and many other entertaining events fun for all friends and family. The Texas Smoke BBQ Platter Package will feature a GA ticket, 3 craft beer tokens, BBQ lunch box, bottle of High River Sauces & limited edition expo poster. The Ultimate Fiery VIP Package will grant admission to the expo’s exclusive VIP area with complimentary cocktails & spirit tastings, craft beers, Pink’s Taco Buffet, free bottle of High River Sauces, limited edition expo poster, issue of Chile Pepper Magazine & a VIP Gift bag stuffed with sponsorship goodies.

Sponsors for The 6th Annual NYC Hot Sauce Expo include: Chile Pepper Magazine,, Endorphin Farms Inc., Puckerbutt Pepper Company, Lagunitas Brewing, Evan Williams Bourbon, Fireball Whiskey, El Jimador Tequila, Tequila Herradura, Tsingtao Beer, Pabst Blue Ribbon, Cold Spell Whiskey, Tanteo Tequila, Heaven Hill, Gem & Bolt, RIPE, Pinks Bar & Grill, Texas Smoke BBQ, Destination Dumplings, Barrow’s Intense Ginger Liqueur, Farmland Fresh Dairies, Yelp, Lyft, The Farmer’s Dog, Fuego Box, Chilly Chilies, Hot Shots Distributing Inc., Heatonist, North Fork Fire, and Hot Sauce Willie’s.

Event Details:

The 6th Annual NYC Hot Sauce Expo

DATE: Saturday, April 21st & Sunday, April 22nd

VENUE: Brooklyn Expo Center | 79 Franklin St. | Brooklyn, NY 11222


GA – $10 | Texas Smoke BBQ Platter Package – $50 | Ultimate Fiery VIP Package – $100

TIME: 10 AM – 6 PM

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