8 Canadian Hot Sauces You Must Try

Are you looking to spice things up and want to find some awesome Canadian hot sauces? You’re in the right place. We’re going to introduce you to some incredible hot sauce brands from across Canada. These hot sauces are perfect to enjoy yourself or give as a thoughtful gift idea for your spicy friends and family. 


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Canadian Hot Sauce: Spice Of Life

Spice Of Life is a hot sauce brand and local Ontario shop based in Markham. Their Canadian hot sauces are made with natural ingredients that they source locally. There are no additives or fillers in their hot sauces and we love their commitment to supporting local farmers and markets. We also love that they offer gift sets which include a range of their products packaged in a nice little box.

If you’re looking for unique wedding favours or party favours, they offer this as well and even customize the label. 

Canadian Hot Sauce Brand: Smokin’ Jons BBQ

Smokin’ Jons BBQ is a local New Brunswick business based in Fredericton. Their made in Canada hot sauces are all made using natural ingredients and in small batches. This helps make sure the sauces you receive are as fresh as possible. They also have a variety of BBQ sauces available that come in sets and make great gifts for BBQ lovers.

Picture Credit: Smokin' Jons BBQ

Tabarnasco: Hot Sauces In Canada

Local Quebec business, Tabarnasco, has a big variety of Canadian hot sauces available. They make all of their hot sauces using local ingredients and a unique fermentation process which helps them develop unique flavours. If you’re looking for really unique hot sauce flavours, they definitely have some of the most unique we’ve seen like watermelon & Ajì peach or ultra spicy fermented honey.

Picture Credit: Tabarnasco

Haico’s Hot Sauce Canada

Haico’s Hot Sauce is another awesome Canadian hot sauce brand and local Ottawa shop. They have a few hot sauces to choose from including some that are ‘consume at your own risk’. They also have a collaboration hot sauce they did with a local craft beer bar, Stray Dog Brewing Company.

Picture Credit: Haico's Hot Sauce

Canadian Hot Sauce: Nerphy’s

Nerphy’s is another local Ontario shop creating an all natural Canadian hot sauce. Their sauces are made with no fillers or additives and they primarily use the Scotch bonnet pepper which is considered a very hot pepper to create their incredible hot sauce. 

Picture Credit: Nerphy's

Joe Beef Hot Sauce

Joe Beef is a local Montreal shop, restaurant and Canadian hot sauce maker. We found it at Umami, a local Alberta shop based in Lethbridge. They have a number of hot sauces to choose from so you can order a few new ones to try all at once.

Pepper North

Pepper North is another Canadian hot sauce brand and local Ontario shop. This family-owned business has been sharing their collection of hot sauces with Canadians since 2013. Many of the ingredients they use to make their hot sauces are grown in Ontario. They have 8 hot sauces to choose from or you can grab a 3 pack bundle to try a few different flavours or give as a gift.

My husband and I really love this Canadian hot sauce brand. We love that they label their hot sauces with a number based on how hot they are so we can easily find ‘ours’ in the fridge. My husband likes the ‘8/10’ and I stick with the ‘6/10’. It’s definitely a bonus that they mainly use Ontario grown ingredients to keep things fresh.

Canadian Hot Sauces: Heartbeat Hot Sauce Co.

Heartbeat Hot Sauce Co. is another awesome hot sauce brand in Canada and local Thunder Bay business. Their Canadian hot sauces have really taken off since they launched in 2015. They focus on maintaining a really high quality by using natural ingredients and never adding any fillers. They have over 12 flavours to choose from including unique ones like dill pickle serrano and blueberry habanero.

There are some really incredible Canadian hot sauces to choose from. Thank you for supporting these local Canadian businesses.

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