The Ghost Pepper has become mainstream, but it's not all about the burn, as seen with Fat Cat's Surprisingly Mild Guajillo Ghost; a mild Ghost Pepper sauce that showcases the flavor of this famed pepper, and winner of the Superhots - Unique category.
Then we have the fiery stuff, like the tangy Benito's Old Coy Dog with carrot and lime, and JungleRain's PitBull, a balancing act of intense heat and fruit. Both winners as well.
So, you see, it's not always about the heat. You may hear hot sauce and think vinegar and peppers, or fire without flavor, but that's the old days. Now, it's all about heat and flavor, so if you haven't visited the hot sauce aisle lately, take a look and it may surprise you. To help you out, we've awarded the best products of 2012 (http://thehotpepper.com/
The Hot Pepper Awards is an annual competition, for more information please visit: http://thehotpepper.com/