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Wednesday 26 November 2014

The ten best chilli sauces

1. COMPLETELY CHILLI
A delicious concoction from St Ives boutique spicers Completely Chilli that is sure to get your taste buds tingling. The hot spices are brilliantly balanced with the cider vinegar, giving it a unique, almost bitter edge. 
£3.50
completelychilli.co.uk
1. COMPLETELY CHILLI
A delicious concoction from St Ives boutique spicers Completely Chilli that is sure to get your taste buds tingling. The hot spices are brilliantly balanced with the cider vinegar, giving it a unique, almost bitter edge.
£3.50
completelychilli.co.uk
£2.75
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2. ANNA VALLEYS
Fiery, sticky, and with hints of fruit and honey, this small-batch blend is well known among chilli "hot heads". Go on, give it a try - if you dare.
£2.75
annavalleychillies.co.uk
3. COTTAGE DELIGHT
Staffordshire producers Cottage Delight can always be relied on to produce good preserves and tasty sauces. This one is rich in fresh chilli flavours, with a piquant hit in the finish.
£1.97
cottagedelight.co.uk
4. CALDERIUMMM
Fancy something a little fruity? This plum, chilli and red wine vinegar infusion is just the thing. Great as a pouring sauce, perfect as a salad dressing.
£3.50
calderiummm.co.uk
5. FRANKS
Made using super-hot, sun-aged cayenne red peppers, this sauce has the potential to overpower but is superb for dabbing on sandwiches or burgers.
£1.69
bespoke-foods.co.uk
6. BUSHA BROWNE'S
This 19th-century Jamaican blend is the wise old man of hot sauces, boasting a rich history of Irish and Jamaican cooks. Scotch Bonnet peppers are balanced with a touch of mango so as not to overpower the palette. Delicious and rather moreish.
£2.45
chilliworld.com
7. VICIOUS VIPER HOT SAUCE
Even the hardiest chilli eaters might struggle with this super-hot little number produced by US chilli-nut-turned-sauce-maker John Hard. Make sure there is milk to hand if you're going to put a drop in your Bloody Mary.
£6.95
chilifarm.co.uk
8. THE UPTON CHENEY CHILLI COMPANY
This offering from a farm in Gloucestershire gives an initial taste of mango and lime, which soon gives way to chilli, leaving a fiery kick and a finish that will give your tastebuds a workout.
£4
uptonchilli.co.uk
9. MALAY TASTE
With bags of flavour, this hot sauce could be used as a dip, condiment or marinade.Imagine a very hot salsa with lots of background sweetness and a stinging heat.
£2.29
waitrose.com
10. THAI TASTE
Thailand is a Mecca for fans of hot sauces and this one doesn't disappoint. A great punchy taste with strong garlic flavours and a bargain, too, at less than a quid.
99p
tesco.com

Nothing adds a bit of zing to a marinade or bite to a burger like a spicy sauce. Here's our pick of the bunch. Just make sure you keep a fire extinguisher handy...

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