What do you gift the person who seems to have everything? Something so deliciously spicy that they’ll forget last year's ugly socks! That's why we've handpicked this scorching list of Christmas gifts that any self-respecting spice lover will be happy to find under the tree.
Nigel Ridley - Hot Sauce: A Fiery Guide to 101 of the World's Best Sauces
This is the ideal book for those hard-to-gift parents or partners who just shrug when you’re fishing for present ideas. It's chock-full of reviews, recipes, interviews, and the history behind these fiery concoctions. Not to mention the beautiful designs that you’ll be happy to have on display on your kitchen shelf. Nigel’s spice guide aligns with our philosophy that tongue-melting spice isn’t everything - it’s all about finding the perfect balance of heat and flavour. Our very own Ghost Pepper and Mango Chilli sauce even makes an appearance!
Crazy Bastard Sauce - Festive 3 Bottle Chilli Sauce Gift Set
We'd be crazy not to recommend our own sauces! Just in time for Christmas, we've bundled up three of our favourite winter warmers into a nice little festive set that’s perfect for any spice lover. It includes the Jalapeño and Date sauce that’s like a spicy chutney great on sandwiches. Our award-winning Habanero and Tomatillo sauce that’s going to be your new favourite for dipping. And the hot Trinidad Scorpion and Clementine that's got a real kick, perfect for adding to stews, curries, or just a dab next to your turkey. And, of course, all our sauces are 100% vegan, low-calorie, and even keto-friendly.
Bugvita - Hot & Spicy Sriracha Crickets
True spice lovers are adventurous and ready to try anything, right?! Well, you’d be hopping mad to miss these Hot and Spicy Sriracha Crickets from Bugvita. These guys have been innovating in the UK edible bug industry for years now and have continuously come up with new and interesting ways to use insects as ingredients for their variety of snacks and high-protein powders.
BeeHype - Chilli Honey
We love the buzz around this raw honey brand. They’ve really ticked all the boxes in making a delicious and sustainable product that’s good for you and tastes amazing. Any of these jars would make the perfect addition to your stocking but, of course, we love spice, so go for their Chilli Honey. A nice alternative to the over-processed and super sugary sweet chilli sauces that are out there.
Bray Cured - British Chorizo
The guys over at Bray Cured are on to something amazing. They’re looking to build on the already emerging British charcuterie scene with some delicious smoked meats. While it’s not super spicy, their British Chorizo is to die for. And the perfect gift for anyone who wants to add a little kick to their meat platter. They also do courses for the true foodies who want to learn how to create their own charcuterie down at Bray Cured HQ.
African Originals - Mango And Chilli Cider
Chilli and Mango Cider! Need we say more? African Originals are creating some of the most delicious fruit ciders mixed with beautiful ingredients that would delight any adventurous flavour lover. Bringing the taste of Kenya to the world, the AO gang really know how to make amazing alcoholic drinks. You can pick them up at the Value Africa online store.
South Devon Chilli Farm - Original Chilli Chocolate
As you can tell by now, we’re obsessed with chillies but we’ve also got a sweet tooth, so the chance to taste that heat with delicious chocolate is too hard to pass up. The South Devon Chilli Farm is doing it right with their beautiful art style and amazing products that never cease to amaze. So if you’ve know a spice lover with a sweeter side, this chilli chocolate might be the perfect gift.
Carrington's - Chillichup
Ketchup is a staple of most households. The daddy of sauces that no one could live without. But you know what makes ketchup better? Yup, you guessed it – chillies! Carrington's have taken a classic and added a perfect blend of spices to make a masterpiece. We love the original Chillichup, but they’ve also got hotter versions including the killer "Shut Up Chup" featuring the fiery Naga Chilli if you’re really looking to turn up the heat.
There you have it, eight scorching ideas that are sure to delight any spice-loving foodie. There’s more than enough to fill a stocking or two, but if you’re looking for more inspiration, then be sure to check out the rest of our sauces. You’ll find a wide array of heat levels and flavour profiles. And if you want to host a holiday hot sauce challenge, we’ve got the perfect set just for you.
Merry Christmas from all the gang at Crazy Bastard Sauce!