Welcome to Salsa Picante. This website serves as a database of hot sauces. Each listing includes a rating and brief review, the variety of pepper(s) used, an ingredient list, a “10 pepper scale” heat index, and an estimate of the Scoville Heat Units (SHU).

I’ve always liked hot sauce, so people often give me bottles as a gift. Recently a friend bought me a 3-pack of some of the hotter sauces from the Hot Ones show — including one of the hottest sauces I’ve ever tasted — and that kicked off a new round of interest. I started picking up new sauces while traveling. Eventually someone offhandedly mentioned I should start a website reviewing hot sauce. It sounded like a fun idea, so I went for it…

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