How hot do you like it? The Taste Buds are talking hot sauce

We’re tasting some of the best, and locally made hot sauces in the city.

How hot do you like it? The Taste Buds are talking hot sauce
Killik Hot Sauce's three varieties (Source: kate_lewis)

CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) - How hot can you handle? Do you put hot sauce on everything? Ever wanted to dabble in making your own?

This week on Taste Buds, the chefs and I are tasting various hot sauces that make people's "hot list" and discuss what makes for a better bite.

How hot do you like it? The Taste Buds are talking hot sauce

We’ll talk to a local hot sauce producer, Michael Killik of the Killik Hot Sauce Company, about what kind of blends, peppers, and production make for the best heat. The company makes three fermented hot sauce varieties.

Killik Hot Sauces has 2% sodium, it’s vegan, it’s gluten free, and because of the fermentation, it has fantastic flavor! They have three flavors of hot sauce right now, a mild, verde, and a hot! The verde is made up of jalapeños and poblano chilies. The mild is made up of just fresno chilies, and the hot is made up of fresnos and habanero chilies. The sauces are produced out of Cleveland Central Kitchen.

Also joining us this week will be Fred Stoldt, of Fred Hot, a local producer of hot sauces and spices.

Fred Hot locally made line of hot sauces
Fred Hot locally made line of hot sauces

Have a question about making hot sauce? Want your favorite blend to be considered among the candidates for our favorite? Chime in during the show through a Facebook comment and we'll read your comments and questions live.

Catch Taste Buds live this and every Tuesday morning at 10 a.m. through our Facebook Live broadcast, on the Cleveland 19 news app, or website. You can also watch the show through Roku and Amazon Fire TV.

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