Here we are again. New year, new Season of Hot Ones. 2024 is finally here and it’s time to find out what hot sauces are going to be tormenting the celebrity guests of Hot Ones Season 23. Some hot sauce makers from previous seasons are back again, and we have plenty of first timers to keep things fresh and interesting.
Here’s what Sean had to say about the Hot Ones Season 23 hot sauce lineup:
Welcome back Hot Ones fans, I missed you so much. This is Sean Evans checking in to say Happy New Year and to let you know that my resolution this year is the same as it’s been the past eight: do interviews and smoke out celebrities, but to do that I need the help of my partners in crime, the spiciest supporting cast in the entire business and that is the Hot Ones lineup. New year, new season, new sauces… here it is… Season 23, if you can believe it, in all of its glory.
Hot Ones Original Buffalo Hot Sauce
And to kick things off, after a stellar rookie season, Hot Ones Original Buffalo Sauce is back. Hot Ones Buffalo sauce returns with mild Cayenne, tangy vinegar and real butter, none of that fake movie theatre stuff around here. It was a big hit with guests in Season 22, it has my seal of approval, but most importantly it’s been stamped by our own resident Buffalonian camera guy Bill; that’s all the validation I need.
Sam Sa’House Smokey J Jalapeno Hot Sauce
Alright moving on here to sauce number two, please join me in welcoming to the Hot Ones Gauntlet Chef Sam with his concoction Smokey J. Sam’s Sa’House is a supremely smoky sauce made with Cherrywood smoked jalapenos, agave and a hint of cumin.
Funky’s Hot Sauce Factory Stellar Fuzz Hot Sauce
You know what they say, where there’s smoke there’s fire and that leads us rather poetically to sauce number three, another newcomer to the Hot Ones table this is Funky’s Stellar Fuzz. This one brings a little bit of sweet, a little bit of savoury to the party and it’s all cranked up with the fruity heat of habanero peppers. We always love a little pop in the three spot and then this one has a lingering heat that’s balanced out with ginger, garlic, and a little bit of apple cider vinegar. Mwah! Chef’s Kiss.
Hot Ones Los Calientes Verde Hot Sauce
Alright on to number four. I know it’s winter but the sauce of Summer returns like a weekend getaway to the Caribbean in the middle of January. It’s here, Hot Ones Los Calientes. Tart tomatillos, sweet apricot and smoked Serrano peppers, it’s a hit every single time.
Good Heat Queso Sin Queso Hot Sauce
Now every once in a while we have a sauce that’ll just stop guests in their tracks and this one in the five spot is our version of that in Season 23. As strange, as bizarre, as unique a hot sauce as we’ve ever had on the show, say hello to the halfway mark and Queso Sin Queso. It took years of recipe development but Chef Maxim from Good Heat has made a hot sauce that mimics the spicy, rich deliciousness of Queso and it’s all done without any dairy. It is vegan, it is delicious, it is completely bonkers, like imagine dipping a wing in the tastiest nacho cheese sauce you’ve ever had, that’s kind of what we’re going here in the number five spot with Queso Sin Queso. Will be definitely a conversation starter in the lineup this season.
Cantina Royal Morita Bourbon Maple Reaper Hot Sauce
And then moving on, back like they never left, our friends from Cantina Royal. They were here in Season 15 and they are back here in Season 23. Bourbon Maple Reaper in the six spot. Two things you’ll love to see in a hot sauce name, one that maybe you don’t, but it’s the back half, this is Hot Ones Season 23, we have to crank things up a notch. Reaper will do that, and speaking of cranking things up a notch…
La Pimenterie The Forbidden Fruit Hot Sauce
Moving on to Sauce number seven and a sauce that took years and years to develop and finally it’s here. Straight out of Montreal, Forbidden Fruit is another sauce that’s taken the Scoville obsessives at La Pimenterie years to perfect. Forbidden Fruit’s special mix of peppers, they’ve been fermenting for months leading up to Season 23, and now is this sauce’s time to shine.
Da Bomb Beyond Insanity Hot Sauce
Alright moving on to number eight, the most chaotic hot sauce in the history of chicken wing talk shows, it’s Da Bomb Beyond Insanity and it is back for another year of mayhem. When it comes to the Democracy of smoking out celebrities there are no term limits when you perform at this level. For better or worse Da Bomb Beyond Insanity stays. I know that there are some of you who click on this video just to see if Da Bomb’s there, well here it is.
Chile Monoloco Matasanos Hot Sauce
Alright we are almost to the top of Hot Sauce Mountain. Chile Monoloco, back with another nine banger. At number nine, Matasanos is a secret mix of super hot peppers, lemon and vinegar. A classic hot sauce maker last in the lineup in Season 12, we are so happy that they are back here in Season 23 and with another nine spot.
Hot Ones The Last Dab Xperience Hot Sauce
Alright and here we go on to the summit of Mount Scoville, The Last Dab Xperience. I can say this now, officially made with Pepper X, the Guinness World Record hottest pepper in the entire world. You saw what it did to Chilli Klaus, so just imagine what a sauce made from 91% pure Pepper X will do to your favourite celebrities.
And there you have it, in all of its glory, it’s the Season 23 Hot Ones hot sauce lineup. You know the drill, if you’d like to play at home that’s heatonist.com, heatonist.com, heatonist.com to get your hands on the Season 23 Hot Ones sauce pack and to close things out my guess is if you’re still watching this video, the Season 23 hot sauce reveal, and you’ve stuck with us ’till the end you already know what’s coming next. Season 23, the premiere of Hot Ones, is coming next week. Thank you so much for supporting us and allowing us to do this for 8 years, 23 Seasons. Very excited for another season of Hot Ones, our 23. our Jordan season, we’ll see you next week.
Hot Ones Hot Sauces Season 23
|Scoville Rating (SHU)
|Hot Ones Original Buffalo Hot Sauce
|Sam Sa'House Smokey J Jalapeno Hot Sauce
|Funky's Hot Sauce Factory Stellar Fuzz Hot Sauce
|Hot Ones Los Calientes Verde Hot Sauce
|Good Heat Queso Sin Queso Hot Sauce
|Cantina Royal Morita Bourbon Maple Reaper Hot Sauce
|La Pimenterie The Forbidden Fruit Hot Sauce
|Da' Bomb Beyond Insanity Hot Sauce
|Chile Monoloco Matasanos Hot Sauce
|Hot Ones The Last Dab Xperience Hot Sauce
Watch the full Hot Ones Season 23 Hot Sauce Lineup reveal episode on YouTube below:
The first episode of Hot Ones Season 23 premieres next Thursday, January 25. Tune in for the first Hot Ones Season of 2024. It’s bound to be another one to remember, so be sure not to miss it!
As always, you can check out Sauce Mania’s selection of hot sauces featured on Hot Ones here.