KANSAS CITY — Sauce and condiment makers are bringing the heat with a variety of new spicy offerings.

Barbecue sauce manufacturer Sweet Baby Ray’s has expanded its heat-infused portfolio with a line of hot sauces ahead of the Fourth of July holiday. The 5-oz products are formulated as convenient spice additions for applications such as burger condiments, wing sauces and pizza toppings. Flavors include Kickin’ Barbecue, a mild sauce with red cayenne pepper; spicy garlic, another mild sauce that combines cayenne and garlic flavor notes; smoked chipotle, formulated with a blend of cayenne peppers and chipotle peppers; and original, a vinegar and cayenne combination that aims to balance flavor and heat.

The line is now available in retailers across the United States for a suggested retail price between $1.99 and $2.49 per bottle.

Colorado-based Local Hive has unveiled a line of sweet and spicy hot sauces. The hot honey line uses honey sourced from beekeepers in the United States and a variety of peppers to produce several medium and hot “swicy” flavor profiles. Flavors include Hatch chile with Southwest honey, mango habanero, cayenne with Southeast honey, chipotle with Texas honey, sriracha, habanero and original. Each variety contains less than 10 calories and 2 grams of sugar per serving, along with no artificial preservatives or flavors.

“Within the fast-growing hot sauce category, we found there was a demand for options that offered a sweeter taste profile,” said Cale Nelson, chief commercial officer of Local Hive. “By adding our 100% American honey blends to classic hot sauce recipes, we're able to give consumers a diverse range of sweet-heat options to fit a variety of spice preferences.”

Summit Hill Foods has launched a miniature line of its Original Louisiana Brand hot sauce. The products were created for convenient, on-the-go applications, according to the company. The 1.6-oz miniature bottles come in three flavors: original, formulated with aged cayenne peppers and vinegar; sweet heat with honey, a sweet and spicy flavor combination; and bourbon barrel aged for consumers interested in unique and exotic flavor notes.

“At 1.6 oz, the new mini hot sauce bottles are easy to carry and enjoy on the go, without compromising quality or taste,” said Steve Goodyear, president and chief executive officer of Summit Hill Foods.

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