41 Trending Hot Sauce Businesses [2022]

41 Trending Hot Sauce Businesses [2022]
Start A Hot Sauce Business

You love hot sauce. You also love money. As it turns out, you can start and run a hot sauce business! Everyone loves hot sauce! It can be used to spice up your food or drink.

There was a report in the Wall Street Journal that says the hot sauce is the next big thing! Hot sauce is also known as chili pepper sauce or pepper sauce. In some parts of Louisiana, hot sauce is or has been referred to as dip, salsa, table sauce, pepper relish, or simply and perhaps most appropriately, as hot Sauce.

The average hot sauce lover will try and consume about 2-3 unique hot sauces in a week, which means there's a lot of money to be made in this industry!

Looking for some examples of a hot sauce business?

Interested in case studies of a successful hot sauce business? Check out our full list of success stories.

1. HotSauce

Shop Hot Sauces, Fiery Foods, and Hot Sauce Gifts for Chili Heads and Hot Sauce Aficionados Worldwide! Always Fast and FREE Shipping over $69!

  • Website traffic: 210K/month
  • Business rank: #335K

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2. TABASCO

Flavor Your World with TABASCO® Brand sauces – from our Original Red Sauce, to bold hot sauces like Chipotle, Habanero, Sriracha and more. Discover our sauces, recipes, history, and more.

  • Website traffic: 230K/month
  • Business rank: #403K

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3. KPOP Foods

KPOP Foods is the new brand helping people discover and enjoy Korean food and flavors. The LA startup creates delicious food products such as a versatile gochujang sauce and an organic, roasted seaweed snack that invite today’s generations to easily take part in the ultimate social experience that is Korean food.

  • Estimated revenue: $200K/month
  • Business rank: #497K

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4. Lillie's

Looking for flavorful BBQ sauces? Discover award-winning Lillie's Q BBQ sauces made famous by Chef Charlie while competing along the BBQ circuit.

  • Business rank: #536K

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5. Cholula Hot Sauce

When you Uncap Real Flavor™ with Cholula Hot Sauce, prepare to have your food elevated to levels you never expected.

  • Business rank: #557K

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6. Bravado Spice

Bravado Spice crafts incredible hot sauces, margarita mixes and seasonings that are undeniably bold, delicious, and sometimes featured on Hot Ones. Our focus is culinary alchemy; combining heat and flavor in new and exciting ways. Gluten Free | Vegan | Grain Free | Dairy Free | All Natural | TX Made | Whole 30 | Paleo

  • Business rank: #607K

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7. Hot Sauce Depot

Hot Sauce Depot offers a wide selection of hot sauces and fiery foods for the devoted chili head, and those that just love hot sauce. Fast shipping and the best prices.

  • Business rank: #615K

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8. Dave's Gourmet, Inc.

Dave's Gourmet is a specialty foods company that makes a wide range of products including Gourmet Pasta Sauce, Hot Sauce, Condiments and Spices.

  • Business rank: #696K

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9. Karma Sauce

  • Business rank: #754K

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10. Burns and McCoy

Fort Collins, Colorado's only award winning hot sauce company is raising the bar with gourmet products that compliment your food not overpower it.

  • Business rank: #776K

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11. Sauce Pizza & Wine

  • Business rank: #796K

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12. Spicin Foods

Spicin Foods manufactures and sells gourmet hot sauces, condiments, spices and snacks. Retailer of world famous brands such as Pain is Good, American Stockyard, Fiesta Juan's, Pain 100%, Da' Bomb and more.

  • Business rank: #901K

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13. Hoff & Pepper

Makers of Hoff Sauce and other handmade sauces and seasonings. Our family-owned business produces all of our small batch products in Chattanooga, TN

  • Business rank: #1.14M

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14. United Sauces

United Sauces, is the home to many great sauce brands. BourbonQ, Burn Sauces, CaBoom!, CaJohns, Crazy Jerry’s, Fireworks, Heartbreaking Dawns, Hot Shots, Key West, Lottie’s, PETA, Pappy’s BBQ, Hot Sauce Fanatics. Our offering includes Hot sauces, pepper extract, BBQ, Bourbon sauces, spices, rubs, snacks and gifts.

  • Business rank: #1.15M

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15. Chilly Chiles

Looking for hot sauce in Canada? You've come to the right place.We are Canada's first fiery food store est 1993 & we have the largest selection in the country.

  • Business rank: #1.22M

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16. Hot Shots Distributing

Worlds largest hot sauce distributor

  • Business rank: #1.22M

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17. Black Mamba

  • Business rank: #1.26M

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18. Small Axe Peppers Hot Sauce

Small Axe Peppers Hot Sauce is made with peppers purchased from community gardens in cities across America. Support These Gardens. Heat That Helps.

  • Estimated revenue: $85K/month
  • Business rank: #1.26M

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19. Salsa Express

  • Business rank: #1.26M

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20. Texas Pete

Sauce like you mean it and partner up with the Texas Pete Tribe to bring the bold and be one of the brave. The home of Texas Pete's hot sauce family.

  • Business rank: #1.37M

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21. Trini Pepper Sauce

Trini Pepper Sauce is a Trinidad hot pepper sauce made in Raleigh, North Carolina.

  • Estimated revenue: $2.25K/month
  • Business rank: #1.41M

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22. Truff Hot Sauce

TRUFF® ANZ is a Hot Sauce blend of ripe chilli peppers, agave nectar, black truffle, & savoury spices. Enhance the flavour of your next meal with the world's first black truffle hot sauce. The New Pinnacle Of Heat. Gluten Free. Vegan Friendly. Types: Individual Bottles, Bottle packages.

  • Business rank: #1.43M

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23. Louisiana Hot Sauce

  • Business rank: #1.46M

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24. Mat's Hot Shop

Mat’s Hot Shop is Australia’s premier hot sauce store offering a curated selection of some of the world's most flavourful gourmet Hot Sauce from small-batch makers. Flat rate shipping within Australia!

  • Business rank: #1.48M

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25. Basbaas Somali Foods

  • Business rank: #1.61M

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26. Hot Sauce Harry's

Hot Sauce Harry's - The Hot Sauce Headquarters Since 1994 - Private Label - Wholesale - DropShip. Hot Sauce Harry's is one of America's largest distributors of hot sauce.

  • Business rank: #1.63M

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27. Deep South Sauce Co

Deep South Sauce Company embodies all the rich and fulfilling flavors found in Southern foods, like BBQ Sauces and Rubs. Welcome Home to Great Flavor!

  • Business rank: #1.72M

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28. Arizona Salsa and Spice Company

All Natural Award Winning Products. Family owned and operated in Mesa AZ. Chile based products with layers of flavor. Salsa, Spice Blends, Hot Sauce, Barbecue and Pepper Jellies.

  • Business rank: #1.75M

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29. Swamp Dragon

The home of Swamp Dragon Hot Sauce, the world's only true liquor-based hot sauce. Bourbon hot sauce, rum hot sauce, tequila hot sauce, or vodka hot sauce!

  • Business rank: #1.78M

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30. Hot Sauce Fever

Review, rate, and find the best or hottest hot sauces. We're building the ultimate hot pepper sauce list, and a portal for chileheads & all things spicy.

  • Business rank: #1.86M

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31. Pepper Nutz

PepperNutz.com is an award winning Artisan Crafter of all-natural small-batch gourmet hot sauces, and we provide the nations leading Private Label Program for custom branding of hot sauces and seasoning/rubs.

  • Business rank: #1.89M

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32. Renfro Foods

Shop Renfro Foods online. From our Peach, Black Bean and hottest Ghost Pepper Salsa, Renfro salsas offer a unique variety of flavors.

  • Business rank: #1.95M

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33. Hot Sauce Mall

Shop Hot Sauces, Hot Sauce Gift Sets, BBQ Sauce, Wing Sauce, Spices and Seasonings. HotsauceMall Always has Fast and FREE Shipping over $75!

  • Business rank: #2.05M

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34. Hot Sauce and Panko To Go

  • Business rank: #2.06M

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35. MFT Sauce

  • Business rank: #2.06M

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36. RAYRAY'S

Authentic BBQ Pit with all of our meats served with sauce on the side at two locations serving Columbus. Select cuts of pork, beef, and chicken are dry rubbed and cooked low and slow for the hint of hickory and honesty of oak that only 12 to 16 hours in a hardwood smoker can create.

  • Business rank: #2.11M

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37. Flaming Licks

Welcome to Flaming Licks - Spicy Food & Hot Sauce Subscription Club. Put some fire in your face with our awesome 'fiery' subscription boxes.

  • Estimated revenue: $13K/month
  • Business rank: #2.13M

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38. Merfs Condiments

Merfs Condiments is a Denver condiment company that creates high quality, tasteful products using local and all-natural ingredients without any preservatives or extra junk.

  • Business rank: #2.22M

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39. Chile Monoloco

  • Business rank: #2.29M

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40. Arizona Gunslinger

  • Business rank: #2.37M

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41. Huy Fong Foods

  • Estimated revenue: $12.5M/month
  • Business rank: #2.17M

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