Not Another Hot Sauce Story-Is Harissa Ready to Dethrone Sriracha?

If you’ve read anything from me, you know I am a massive and unabashed fan of hot sauce, Sriracha sauce particularly.

But over the past few years, the inevitable has occurred. Jerkoffs, douchebags, and hipsters have claimed the spicy amirita as their own as if it were a Brooklyn neighborhood. While I truly hope they don’t ruin a great piece of Heaven like bacon and mustaches, I have my doubts.

Some may say, “Brian, why can’t you be happy other people are enjoying the condiment as well as yourself?”

I don’t have a rational explanation. But, just like the second season of The Wire, it doesn’t make any sense and I don’t like it.

But, fear not non-sheeps, a new hot sauce/paste has hit the scene and its….hot. Yeah, I guess it’s hot.


It’s called Harissa sauce
and it’s catching on. It’s all starts with a concoction of hot chili peppers, garlic and spices such as coriander and caraway seeds and ground into a spicy paste. In fact, it’s a must have in North African cuisine. Apparently, they’ve been holding out on us.

In addition, indulging in its smoky mellow flavor also has health benefits. Supposedly, it can increase metabolism, suppress appetites, and improve weight loss. But, don’t always believe these food councils. I’m looking at you eggs.


So, lemmings, if you’re going to enjoy some Harissa sauce, just enjoy it for what it is. We don’t need lip balm, shampoo, and deodorant bearing its image.

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