If you love hot sauces, there’s one place you need to check out: Sweet ‘n Saucy. The specialty store in Delano is no stranger to the bottles that will tickle or light up your taste buds. With around 400 bottles of hot sauces, salsas and other sauces, they have something for everyone.
535 W Douglas, Wichita, Kansas 67203
Monday – Friday: 11am – 7pm
Saturday: 10am – 7pm
Closed on Sunday
Have you ever caught yourself watching the YouTube series, Hot Ones, or even the chicken wing challenge series on Wichita’s own Live Local ICT YouTube channel? They are series where they have celebrities and people in the community try different heat levels of sauces.
Testing your heat tolerance has become something of a challenge and a game. It’s fun to try different bottles out to see which ones you may like.
Many of the bottles in both of those YouTube channels can be found among the 400 to choose from at Sweet ‘n Saucy.
The west wall inside the building is aligned with shelves upon shelves of sauces to choose from. There’s a section for extreme stuff for the adventurous. Then there’s an area for medium and mild for those who want to partake in the fun but would like to live to see another day.
There’s also a section dedicated to jars of BBQ and salsas.
For the local supporters, they even have a selection of local options. There’s Keeper of the Flames, Sara Janes, and Holmes Made.
Browsing through the bottles and jars is just as much fun. It reminded me of walking through a Blockbuster Video, back in the day, and having fun browsing around.
The creativity behind the names and designs were just a part of the fun. They had a cleverly named Satan’s Blood, jars and containers shaped like coffins, grenades, and dynamite sticks.
I asked which sauce was the hottest and they said it sold out earlier in the day, but the second hottest was called Black Mamba. Five years ago (or yesterday), I probably would have purchased it but I’ve tried to make better decisions as of late.
Either way, if you’re in it for the fun, wanting to get a gift, or looking for different condiments to stock up on, check out Sweet ‘n Saucy at 535 W. Douglas.
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