Product feature: Gringo Bandito Hot Sauce

Photo courtesy of Gringo Bandito

I'm pretty much obsessed with most anything spicy. I'm talking serious addiction here, like, can't go a day without eating spicy food. So you can imagine my excitement upon receiving an email from a hot sauce company,

"YES! SEND ME THOSE SAMPLES!" -Pretty much an exact copy of my quick reply to Gringo Bandito's PR guy, Bob. 

When my hot sauce care package arrived, I knew instantly the perfect pairings with which to taste my new goodies. Dinner that night? Tacos and elotes (street corn). I couldn't wait to sink my taste buds into their three versions of hot sauce: your familiar Original Red sauce,  Green sauce, and a Super Hot red. What I found upon sampling each of the flavors was a great balance of heat and flavor. It's easy for heat to sometimes overpower the flavor of hot sauce. Not so with Gringo Bandito. Perfect, spicy, balance of flavor.

Gringo Bandito was founded in 2004 by The Offspring lead singer and guitarist, Dexter Holland. Originally intending it to be just a hobby, he was overwhelmed by the initial response.

Sales started out humbly, as the hot sauce was only distributed in Holland's native Southern California. "It has always been a DIY operation for sure, " explains Holland, "It started small, but it has just kept on growing."
Fast forward nearly 13 years and a million bottles later, Gringo Bandito has garnered a worldwide audience and a loyal band of followers. "We're not the most well-known hot sauce out there," says Holland, "but once people try it, they're hooked."

Gringo Bandito is currently sold in Australia, Japan, Canada, Finland, Switzerland, UK, Poland, Germany, Belgium, Hungary, and coast to coast in the US. It's also in the top 10 on's highest customer rated hot sauce, standing out amongst over 5000 competing products. Check out their online store (or Amazon) to buy Gringo Bandito online.

Sauces + Fried Avocado Taco 

Original Hot Sauce + Elotes

Photo courtesy of Gringo Bandito

Photo courtesy of Gringo Bandito

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