Hot sauce, made here in Ottawa, Ontario by Meow! That’s Hot, and plenty of it. With a matching manicure, even if I think their label cats look totally demonic.
Mr. Finger Candy and I are both big fans of the web show Hot Ones (great, in-depth interviews with celebrities as they attempt to form coherent thoughts while eating progressively hotter and hotter chicken wings) and a weekend marathon some while back inspired this massive order of locally-sourced hot sauce. I don’t know what to say, apparently my husband was feeling quite passionate about burning his face off. You can find Meow! That’s Hot hot sauces at Chilly Chiles stores, although you can also order direct from the source (and if you’re within Ottawa, the completely nice dudes who work at Meow! That’s Hot will refund your shipping, and deliver it to your door with a hilariously withering, “Giant box of hot sauce for (Mr. Finger Candy)?” And it WAS a giant box of hot sauce. Enough to seriously screw up your sense of taste and smell for at least the next four months.
Except burn-yer-face off is not exactly what Meow! That’s Hot does. Oh, they bring the heat alright – Ghost Kitty, studded with nuclear hot ghost peppers, and Manx Mangler, loaded with both habaneros and scotch bonnet peppers, are particularly fiery – but there’s also a good deal of taste to these hot sauces, which are packed with all sorts of yummy things like garlic and pears and tomatillos and blackberries. So if pain and delirium ain’t your thing when it comes to a hot sauce (or if that’s only occasionally your thing, I don’t know your life!) Meow! That’s Hot might be a good choice. Give ’em a shot! And also check out these nails, still with that demonic cat.