Specialty Hot Sauces by Lava LipsHot sauce also commonly referred to as “pepper sauce” or “chili sauce” has been around in some form or another for thousands of years, just about as long as man has known the tastiness to be found in chili peppers and spices. The common ingredient in most hot sauces created today is usually some form of chili pepper.

The chili pepper plant is believed to be one of the earliest cultivated plants, for over 100,000 years according to history. Archaeologists say that Aztecs of southern Mexico were using chili peppers as a flavor enhancer as well as for medicinal purposes, dating as far back as 7000 B.C.

Southern North America and South America brought some of the earliest bottled hot sauces known, in fact one of the first commercially available hot sauces available in North America was born in Massachusetts in 1807, but of some of those earliest brands, only a few are still surviving or in production to this day. For the United States, the household classic and earliest recognizable brand known as Tabasco Sauce was put into production in 1868.

Specialty Hot Sauces by Lava LipsOver the years leading up to the present day, hot sauce has become ingrained in the culture and big business of countries all over the world, America especially. Years ago it was far easier to distinguish where a hot sauce was born based on the ingredients used. Today, however, there are thousands upon thousands of hot sauces of all spice levels and flavors as culinary traditions have been passed around to countries all over the world.

Whether you are looking for the hottest of the hot, a new sauce to add to your growing collection, or simply an outlet to giving new flavors a try for the first time, Lava Lips is your source for Hot Sauce in Indianapolis.

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