Spicy exchange / 2023
What is Mexican hot sauce?
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Valentina is one of my absolute favorite hot sauces and is manufactured in Guadalajara, Mexico. It is made with puya chilis grown in Jalisco, which are similar to guajillo.
You'll find a variety of brightly colored hot sauces by El Yucateco in almost any grocery store. El Yucateco hot sauces use Habanero and Annatto chili peppers which they grow themselves. They range from milder to very hot.
Tapatio, another very common hot sauce, is actually not made in Mexico. In its early years, Tapatio was started in Maywood, CA, and is now headquartered in Vernon, CA.
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