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The 7 Underrated Hot Sauces You Need to Buy Now

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Most hot sauce addicts already have a preferred poison, but a true Scoville junkie is always looking for a new fix.

To offer a few alternatives to mainlining Sriracha or huffing Frank's, we visited the Tears of Joy Hot Sauce Shop in Austin, Texas and had their staff pick out seven little-known hot sauces that could pucker the palate of even the pickiest sauce fiend.

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Secret Aardvark Drunken Garlic Black Bean Sauce

With a name like Secret Aardvark, you're either a comic book villain or were born to celebrity parents. And while it will certainly antagonize your thirst, this whiskey-spiked sauce outta Portland -- along with its hugely popular habanero counterpart -- is served on the table of over 100 fine local establishments, but rarely seen in cities that don't have excellent bicycle infrastructure.

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Pain is Good Habanero Garlic Salsa

An imprint of Kansas City hot sauce titans Original Juan, the small batch Pain is Good line is composed of well-balanced, but seriously masochistic sauces ranging from Habanero Garlic Salsa to Sweet Caribbean Jerk Screamin' Wing Sauce.

More: 5 Things You Need to Know to Make Your Own Hot Sauce

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Matouk's Trinidad Scorpion Pepper Sauce

Replacing the brand's West Indian Flambeau as the spiciest in their line, the Trinidad and Tobago-based company's Scorpion Pepper Sauce will obliterate your spice tolerance, but, unlike many dangerously-hot sauces, it doesn't take a scorched earth policy when it comes to flavor.

Find out the other hot sauces you need to buy right now, including a pumpkin sauce, a hot sauce that uses the hottest pepper in the world, and plenty more!

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