I love giving unique and unusual gifts to my loved ones for Christmas, and I put a lot of time and effort into picking out the RIGHT gift. The most difficult person on my list to buy for is the boy’s dad. He’s almost impossible. In the past I have bought him things like a Beer Making Kit, a home Tattoo kit, and a photo blanket with pictures of the kids. When I say I spend a lot of time picking out the perfect gift, I mean it.
This year I stumbled across a subscription box called Fuego Box. Fuego Box is a Hot Sauce of the Month club, with a monthly box full of a variety of small batch hot sauces. They have three different subscriptions you can sign up for, and shipping is free within the US for their monthly and quarterly boxes. They do ship to Canada and the UK for an additional $15 (with worldwide shipping available for an additional $25).
Included in each shipment is an information card with great information you need to know about your hot sauces and their possible uses! Our Welcome Box included Frankie V’s Spooky White, Friendly Fire Tamarind + Ghost Pepper and Born to Hula Ghost of Ancho. There were also 3 samples of Palo Alto Fire Fighters Habanero Pepper Sauce and a 33 Drops of Hot Sauce mini tasting notebook. Fun little side note: the ink used for the tasting notebook includes actual hot sauce in it.
Chris’ eyes lit up like the boy’s do on Christmas morning. Hot sauce is right up there with his very favourite things of all time. He uses hot sauce daily, as well as adding things like chopped habanero peppers to his meals. He went right to work testing all the full sized hot sauces that we received and he loved them all.
His favourite however was the Frankie V’s Spooky White. He loved the heat and the flavour. Although not mild, he said it was the smoothest of the three hot sauces and almost creamy. One of the recommended uses is for hot wings so I made a batch for him the day after we received our Fuego Box.
I cut up my wings, separating them, discarding the tips. In a small sauce pan I melted equal parts butter and Spooky White hot sauce. I tossed the wings in the sauce, and then baked them in the oven at 325˚ for about an hour until the wings were cooked, browned and crispy. If you prefer a saucy, messy wing, you can toss the wings in the sauce after they are cooked (or toss with additional sauce).
Chris added more hot sauce for dipping because he just really loves hot sauce. He was very happy with his wings and I see lots of hot wings in his future (which suites him just fine as hot wings are one of his favourite foods).
If you’re a lover of all things Hot Sauce, I suggest you check out Fuego Box. You won’t be disappointed. For more information, check out their website here or visit them on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest.
Disclosure: I received a Welcome Box complimentary from Fuego Box for testing purposes. Opinions in this post are my own and have not been altered or influenced in any way.