Once you try it, there’s no turning back.

By Jayla Andrulonis
Updated January 17, 2020

I’ve been a fan of a condiments with a kick since I learned that adding Frank’s Red Hot to ramen noodles takes it to a whole other level. I’ve also long been sriracha devotee, and, having previously lived in Austin, Texas, I believe in the power of a perfectly balanced spicy BBQ sauce. As for my latest condiment obsession? It’s a bit more sweet, but has a fire all its own.

I discovered Mike’s Hot Honey when a night out in Brooklyn turned into an even later night eating pizza, where my friend made the expert call of drizzling the entire pepperoni pie with the sweet honey sauce that has a bite. The next day, I knew I had to get some for myself. That’s when I found out it’s an Amazon best-seller with its very own following, of which I am now a part. I would be lying if I said this wasn’t my smartest purchase of the year.

Amazon

Related: This Portable Oven Makes Restaurant-Quality Pizzas on the Spot

It’s no exaggeration to say this sauce goes with quite literally everything you could imagine. It’s elevated my one of my favorite dishes, crispy sauteed Brussels sprouts, to delicious new heights. It pairs extremely well with chicken and roasted veggies, and it makes a great addition to any cheese board just by drizzling it on top of some cut-up cubes. And, true to the origins by which I found it, the hot honey sauce works with just about any slice you can get your hands on, making it the ideal companion for delivery or homemade pizza.

While I’m more than okay with shouting my love for the sweet honey creation infused with chili peppers, there are also more than 1,500 perfect reviews from Amazon shoppers singing the same praises that you can pore over. They’re full of creative ways to use it, too, from an unexpected French toast topping to an excellent marinade for pork chops. You’ll find claims that it would even make shoe leather taste good, and honestly, they’re not wrong.

“I tend to shy away from spicy foods, but I couldn’t resist the opportunity to try a new condiment to liven up snacks and recipes with,” said one reviewer. “I was afraid the spice would be overpowering, but it’s actually quite mellow and smooth; just the right touch of heat. So far, I’ve enjoyed this on fruit salad (banana/strawberry/blueberry) with cottage cheese and drizzled on the original Chick-fil-A sandwich… so delicious!”

But the hot honey isn’t just delicious—it’s ethically made. The company is committed to supporting sustainable agriculture and uses 100% pure wildflower sourced from beekeepers in upstate New York. Plus, it’s all natural and contains no artificial sugars or preservatives, just a whole lot of the good stuff.

You can head to Amazon to shop the hot honey sauce with a cult following, myself included, in whatever size speaks to you.

Courtesy of Amazon

To buy: $7; amazon.com.

Advertisement