Hot Sauce Day
Foods & Beverages
Everything's better with hot sauce!

When: November 1st

Where: United States

Traditional Celebration Ideas

Put hot sauce on a type of food you never have before. Try making your own homemade hot salsa to eat with tortilla chips.  Be adventurous and try a teaspoon of hot sauce made from the legendary ghost pepper.


About 700,000 bottles of Tabasco are produced everyday and shipped to around 200 different countries.


As far as condiments go, hot sauce has a cult following and some people can eat a meal with out it. Yes people like to put hot sauces on everything and this day is to honor that practice.  There are so many delicious varieties to choose from. Sriracha is wildly popular across the word as is Tabasco. In an effort to spice up bland tasting food, people have been coming up with homemade recipes for hot sauces to put on everything from rice, tacos, pizza, and ice cream.  Yes you read that right..people have started to add a bit of hot sauce when making ice cream to add a bit of unique flavor and spice.  The habit of adding the sauce to food even became a moral booster for U.S troops tired of the bland food contained in their meals ready to eat rations.  So popular that the government decided in 1990 to include tiny bottles of tabasco in the meal kits.

Interesting Facts

  1. In 1912 an American pharmacist named Wilbur Scoville created a method for measuring the pungency of peppers and is still used today.  The more SHU's or Scoville Heat Units the hotter the pepper is supposed to be.
  2. According to the Guinness Book of World Records the Carolina Reaper pepper is world's hottest pepper coming in at a whopping 2.2 million SHU's.
  3. The use of peppers on food dates back thousands of years.
  4. The oldest hot sauce company still selling hot sauce today is Tobasco.
  5. Over 50% of all households in the United States have a bottle of hot sauce in the fridge or cupboards.


  • November 1st
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