Full disclosure, I'm a hot sauce newbie. I wasn't into spicy food for a long time, and recently I've been broadening my palette, and Fuego Box is honestly, truly, 100% my new favorite thing. According to their website:
Fuego Box was created by a guy who went down the hot sauce rabbit hole . It started with an early Tapatío obsession and advanced with the likes of Cholula, Crystal, and Sriracha. After that, things really got crazy... bhut jolokia and african fatalii peppers; locally harvested, hand-bottled hot sauces; and unique and delicious flavors that go with just about every kind of food.
I have a similar story. I liked Sriracha and Frank's Red Hot, but had never tried anything else. I really liked Fuego Box's attitude about finding the most flavorful sauces, rather than the the hot hot hottest. I reached out, and they were kind enough to send me out a box to try.
Here's where I get a little bit obsessive. Fair warning, folks.
Here's what the box looked like:
A+ for sick minimalist packaging with great aesthetically pleasing vibes.
I tried Born to Hula first and it is literally the best thing I've ever tasted. It's been about a week, and you can see how much is already gone. It's going to be a problem for me. Honestly. The sauce is hot, sweet, and smokey, with meaty undertones. That may sound a little off-putting, but this sauce is my new favorite food. I've been putting it on sandwiches, avocado toast, eggs, anything I can. I may or may not have been using it as a dip for chips last night. It's so great.
Next, I tried Red Robot, and of course it was another hit. I love the cilantro undertones and it tastes great on tacos. It's very fresh and feels homemade. It wasn't as incredible as Born to Hula, but I don't think anything will measure up honestly. I did really like this sauce, and will very much continue to use it. It's also great on avocado toast (I really like avocado toast ok) or tacos/burritos/anything of that nature. Some may not like the cilantro, but I really do.
Finally, the last sauce was Dragon's Blood Elixir Hot Sauce, and it was also quite good. Yup. This is a non-hot sauce person telling you that they really liked every single one. Sorry friends, I honestly don't have anything negative to say. This sauce is the hottest, I think, and it's best used sparingly. It's also really great with eggs. I think it maybe has more depth because of the inclusion of apple cider vinegar? I'm not an expert here. Again, it was quite good. Maybe my least favorite of the bunch, but still delicious.
As you can see here, an almost embarrassing amount of Born to Hula is gone. It's honestly that good, guys!
There are three subscription options available, 2 monthly options and one quarterly option. You can choose either one sauce per month, three sauces per month, or three sauces quarterly. If you're still on the fence, please try it. I was a little scared at first, but I'm so so so so glad I tried Fuego Box. If this box was any indication, they carefully pick great sauces, and it's very very worth it.
I searched around their site and scrounged up a few discount codes for you, if you're interested. Try:
1) AMIGO for 10% off your first subscription order
2) AMIGOS for $10 off your first subscription box
Fuego Box is killer.
Please broaden your horizons.
You won't regret it.