Buying hot sauce can be a perfect gift for someone who enjoys spicy food, someone who enjoys cooking, or even someone who enjoys unique items. If you've thought of a perfect person for whom to buy hot sauce, you shouldn't buy a standard bottle of hot sauce from the supermarket. Instead, look at the products that are available at specialty hot sauce stores, as you'll have no trouble finding a bottle that is unique and thus more appealing as a gift. Here are three ways to approach buying hot sauce as a gift.
Something Extremely Hot
While there are some hot sauces at the supermarket that can definitely make your taste buds sting to some degree, their heat usually pales in comparison to the selection of hot sauces that you can find at a specialty shop. If you know that the gift recipient loves spicy food and isn't one to back away from a challenge, look for a bottle that is extremely hot. Many of these products use the hottest peppers in the world and list their Scoville scale information on the label. Some hot sauces may have an extremely high number of Scoville units, which can make for a unique — and fiery — gift.
As you browse the hot sauces at a specialty store, you'll almost certainly crack a smile on a handful of occasions. A lot of hot sauces work hard to make their labels funny, and this type of product can be perfect to buy someone as a gift. There are definitely some hot sauces that have adult-oriented humor, so you'll want to consider the gift recipient's sense of humor — as well as who else might see the bottle when they open it. It's hard to go wrong with a bottle that has bathroom humor on its label; this is a common approach for many hot sauce companies.
Something With A Unique Bottle Shape
Another thing that you'll notice when you look at the different types of hot sauces available at specialty stores is that there are many that have unique bottle shapes. While supermarket hot sauce bottles are generally of a standard shape, this isn't the case with specialty products. You can find hot sauces with bottles that are shaped like skulls, grenades, and more. The uniqueness of such a bottle, regardless of the flavor of hot sauce that is inside of it, can make for an appealing gift.
For more information, contact a local hot sauce store.