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Hot Ones Season 23 Lineup Revealed

Sean Evans Reveals the Hot Sauce in the Hot Ones Season 23 Lineup

The show with hot questions and hotter wings enters its Michael Jordan era. Hot Ones is the interview show that challenges celebrities to answer deep-cut questions while eating hot wings coated with increasingly spicy sauces. This season’s lineup features some of our most unique hot sauce recipes yet - vegan queso hot sauce anyone!? - including the return of The Last Dab Xperience, made with 91% Guinness World Record-breaking Pepper X. Also returning to the lineup is new fan favorite Hot Ones Buffalo Sauce, made with real butter and no artificial flavorings. If you haven’t ordered your hot sauce lineup yet, be sure to snag your Hot Ones 10 Pack to experience the Hot Ones tradition. Then assemble your friends, prep your antidotes (milk, yogurt and ice cream all work well) and get ready to summit Mt. Scoville. Sean Evans is ready to sherpa you through the Season 23 lineup!

Hot One Season 23 Lineup

#1 Buffalo Hot Sauce | Hot Ones Hot Sauce

#1 Buffalo Hot Sauce | Hot Ones Hot Sauce

Our first-ever Hot Ones Buffalo sauce is back, baby! You gave our new #1 sauce such a warm welcome for Season 22, we had to keep it in rotation. And what’s not to like? Mild Cayenne, tangy vinegar and real butter!

Scoville Heat Units: 1,800

Ingredients: Cayenne Pepper Mash (Aged Red Cayenne Peppers, Distilled Vinegar, and Salt), Butter (Sweet Cream), Rice Vinegar, Red Bell Pepper, Celery, Molasses, Garlic Powder, Chipotle Powder, Smoked Paprika, Chia Seed, Habanero Powder

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#2 Smokey J Hot Sauce | Sam Sa'House

#2 Smokey J Hot Sauce | Sam Sa'House

In the #2 spot, join me in welcoming Chef Sam to the Hot Ones fam with Smokey J, a super smoky sauce made with cherry-wood smoked jalapeños, agave and a hint of cumin. Easygoing heat! For now…

Scoville Heat Units: 6,000

Ingredients: Honduras White Oak Smoked: Jalapenos, Yellow Onions, Garlic, Distilled Vinegar, Organic Blue Agave, Kosher Salt, Coriander, Cumin, Chia Seed Powder, Citric Acid, Black Pepper

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#3 Stellar Fuzz | Funky's Hot Sauce Factory

#3 Stellar Fuzz | Funky's Hot Sauce Factory

First it’s savory, then it’s sweet. Another newcomer to the Hot Ones lineup, Funky’s Stellar Fuzz contrasts the fruitiness of habanero peppers with savory garlic and then complements the combo with apple cider vinegar and ginger. Watch out - this heat lingers!

Scoville Heat Units: 19,000

Ingredients: Organic apple cider vinegar, onion, organic raw cane sugar, organic carrots, habanero peppers, organic garlic, organic lime juice, sea salt, organic ginger

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#4 Los Calientes Verde | Hot Ones Hot Sauce

#4 Los Calientes Verde | Hot Ones Hot Sauce

The undisputed sauce of summer, fan favorite Hot Ones Los Calientes Verde returns to the 4-spot! It may be cold here in NYC, but we’re channeling warm weather and eating tacos in the sun thanks to Los Cal’s tomatillo, apricot and smoked serrano blend.

Scoville Heat Units: 36,000

Ingredients: Chiles (green serrano, applewood smoked green serrano, orange habanero), apple cider, apricot (ascorbic acid added), apple cider vinegar, lemon juice, tomatillo, agave nectar, water, garlic, salt, toasted onion, cumin, culantro, black pepper, celery seed

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#5 Queso SIN Queso Hot Sauce | Good Heat

#5 Queso SIN Queso Hot Sauce | Good Heat

Next up, help us welcome another new maker to the Hot Ones crew! Chef Maxime created a hot sauce that mimics the spicy, umami goodness of queso, without the cheese. We know what you’re thinking, a vegan queso hot sauce?! You have to try this one to believe it. After years of recipe development, we think he perfected it.

Scoville Heat Units: 52,000

Ingredients: Onions, vinegar, red bell peppers, roasted red Habanero peppers, oat drink (water, oat, canola oil, sea salt), nutritional yeast, canola oil, salt, garlic, paprika, spices, turmeric, onion powder, ghost pepper powder

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#6 Morita Bourbon Maple Reaper | Cantina Royal

#6 Morita Bourbon Maple Reaper | Cantina Royal

At #6, our friends at Cantina Royal are back making their first appearance since Season 15! Bourbon. Maple. Reaper... When it comes to the flavors in this sauce, the name says it all. Slow-building heat from the Carolina Reaper peppers will have guests salivating.

Scoville Heat Units: 73,000

Ingredients: Distilled vinegar, chile peppers, bourbon whiskey, maple syrup, onion, garlic, spices, kosher salt

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#7 Forbidden Fruit Hot Sauce | La Pimenterie

#7 Forbidden Fruit Hot Sauce | La Pimenterie

Moving on, you may recognize La Pimenterie from Hot Ones Season 21. They’re back with a pepper-forward aged hot sauce that’s been a year in the making. This special mix of peppers has been fermenting for months leading up to this season, so we know you’re going to love it.

Scoville Heat Units: 124,000

Ingredients: Selected hot peppers (red long peppers, red habanero peppers, red Japaneño peppers, chocolate habanero peppers, bhut jolokia peppers, Trinidad scorpion peppers), water, white vinegar, shallots, cane sugar*, cider vinegar*, oak pellets infusion, garlic, salt, dehydrated scorpion red peppers

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#8 Evolution Hot Sauce | Da Bomb

#8 Evolution Hot Sauce | Da Bomb

#8 Da Bomb | Evolution - 135,600 SHU

Here at HEATONIST, we only carry hot sauces with natural pepper heat (no extracts). We teamed up with the maker of Da Bomb Beyond Insanity to create an all-natural version that’s as equally tongue-tingling as it is tasty.

Scoville Heat Units: 135,000

Ingredients: Red hot chili peppers, water, vinegar, salt, spices (including paprika and turmeric), minced garlic, cane sugar, garlic powder, extra virgin olive oil, onion powder, lemon juice concentrate, cilantro, mint

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#9 MataSanos Hot Sauce | Chile Monoloco

#9 MataSanos Hot Sauce | Chile Monoloco

Chili Monoloco is back in the #9 spot, returning for round two after their Season 12 debut! The crew down in Costa Rica comes up with crazy chili concoctions like this one, a secret mix of super hot peppers, lemon and vinegar. You’ll be able to tell by the smell - this sauce packs a wallop.

Scoville Heat Units: 680,000

Ingredients: Carolina reaper peppers, water, lemon, soybean oil, garlic, herbs, salt, spices

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#10 The Last Dab: Xperience | Hot Ones Hot Sauce

#10 The Last Dab: Xperience | Hot Ones Hot Sauce

And finally, it’s the pinnacle of Mt. Scoville: Hot Ones The Last Dab Xperience. Made with the hottest pepper on earth, Xperience is our most potent Dab yet. Made from over 91% pure Pepper X in dried, fresh and pepper oil forms, it’s a fitting finale to our roller coaster of fire.

Scoville Heat Units: 2,693,000 for Pepper X

Ingredients: Pepper x pepper, distilled vinegar, pepper x pepper powder, pepper x pepper distillate

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Snag the full Hot Ones lineup in your very own Season 23 Hot Ones 10 Pack! The Hot Ones lineup pack is the ultimate way to complete your own Hot Ones wing challenge and live the Hot Ones tradition with friends and family. Featuring a Sean Evans-inspired tasting guide, stickers and our premium gift box, it makes the ultimate hot sauce gift set for Hot Ones fans. With this gift pack, all you need to do is secure some hot wings and enjoy! You can also shop the full Hot Ones Season 23 collection here.

Hot Ones host Sean Evans revealed the Season 23 lineup on January 18, 2024. The first Hot Ones Season 23 episode airs January 25, 2024  on First We Feast. Who will be the first guest to take on the wings of doom? Tune in to find out! 

Season 23 features new sauces from favorite makers like La Pimenterie, Cantina Royal and Chile Monoloco, as well as flavors from newcomer hot sauce makers like Sam Sa’house, Funky’s and Good Heat. This season also sees the return of new Hot Ones Buffalo Sauce, as well as fan favorites Hot Ones Los Calientes Verde and The Last Dab Xperience. Want to compare the Season 23 lineup to the previous Hot Ones lineup? Check out Hot Ones hot sauces from Season 22!

The show with hot questions and even hotter wings is back for its 23rd season putting your favorite stars in the hot seat. No one’s safe from the spicy wings of doom - actors, athletes, musicians, rappers and maybe even your favorite comedian! Tune in Thursdays at 11 AM ET to watch the show with hot questions and even hotter wings and find out which celebrities are taking on the Hot Ones Challenge next.

Browse hot sauce from the Hot Ones Season 22 lineup, Hot Ones Season 21 lineup, Hot Ones Season 20 lineup, or the Hot Ones Season 19 lineup and take home the hot sauces that made stars like Mark Ruffalo, Bobby Flay, Jennifer Lawrence, Jason Sudeikis, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Rosalía, Stephan Curry, John Stamos, Gal Gadot, Pedro Pascale, Post Malone, Lizzo, Millie Bobby Brown, Florence Pugh, and Dave Grohl stammer, swear and take shots (IYKYK). While you’re at it, rewatch Hot Ones latest episodes to live the tradition alongside favorite guests like Shaq, Gordon Ramsay, Paul Rudd, Jake Gyllenhaal, Jenna Ortega, David Blaine, Kate Hudson, Will Ferrell, Emma Chamberlain, Joel Embiid, Kevin Bacon, Billie Eilish, Queen Latifah, Shia Labeouf, Padma Lakshmi, Gabrielle Union, Natalie Portman, Tom Colicchio, Matthew Mcconaughey, Daniel Kaluuya and more. Head to First We Feast on YouTube every Thursday to catch new episodes, and don’t forget to #stayspicy.

Welcome back Hot Ones fans! I missed you so much. This is Sean Evans checking in to say Happy New Year and to let you know that my resolution this year is the same as it's been the past 8. Do interviews and smoke out celebrities. But to do that, I need the help of my partners in crime, the spiciest supporting cast in the entire business and that is the Hot Ones lineup. New year, new season, new sauces!

Here it is, Season 23 if you can believe it in all of its glory. And to kick things off after a stellar rookie season Hot One Original Buffalo sauce is back. Hot Ones Buffalo Sauce returns with mild cayenne, tangy vinegar and real butter - none of that fake movie theater stuff around here! It was a big hit with guests in Season 22, it has my seal of approval, but most importantly it's been stamped by our own resident Buffalonian: Camera Guy Bill. That's all the validation I need.

Alright, moving on here to sauce number two! Please join me in welcoming to the Hot Ones Gauntlet Chef Sam with his concoction Smokey J. Sam Sa’house is a supremely smoky sauce made with cherrywood smoked jalapeño, agave and a hint of cumin. You know what they say where there's smoke there's fire. 

And that leads us rather poetically to sauce number three. Another newcomer to the Hot Ones table, this is Funky’s Stellar Fuzz. This one brings a little bit of sweet, a little bit of savory to the party and it's all cranked up with the fruity heat of habanero peppers. We always love a little pop in the three spot! And then this one has a lingering heat that's balanced out with ginger garlic and a little bit of apple cider vinegar. Chef's kiss. 

Alright, on to number four. I know it's winter but the sauce of summer returns like a weekend getaway to the Caribbean in the middle of January. It's here, Hot Ones Los Calientes. Tart, sweet apricot and smoked serrano peppers. It's a hit every single time. 

Now every once in a while, we have a sauce that'll just stop guests in their tracks and this one in the five spot is our version of that in Season 23. As strange, as bizarre, as unique a hot sauce as we've ever had on the show… say hello to the halfway mark and Queso SIN Queso. It took years of recipe development but Chef Maxim from Good Heat has made a hot sauce that mimics the spicy, rich deliciousness of queso and it's all done without any dairy! It is vegan. It is delicious. It is completely bonkers. Like imagine dipping a wing in the tastiest nacho cheese sauce you've ever had that's kind of what we're going with here in the number five spot with Queso SIN Queso. It will definitely be a conversation starter in the lineup this season. 

And then moving on - back like they never left our friends from Cantina Royal. They were here in Season 15 and they are back here in Season 23. Bourbon Maple Reaper and the six spot: two things you'll love to see in a hot sauce name, one that maybe you don't. But it's the back half and this is Hot Ones Season 23, we have to crank things up a notch. Reaper will do that.

And speaking of cranking things up a notch moving on to sauce umber seven and a sauce that took years and years to develop and finally it's here straight out of Montreal. Forbidden Fruit is another sauce that's taken the Scoville obsessives at La Pimenterie years to perfect. Forbidden Fruit is a special mix of peppers they've been fermenting for months leading up to season 23 and now is this sauce's time to shine!

Alright, moving on to number eight. The most chaotic hot sauce in the history of chicken wing talk shows… it's Da Bomb Beyond insanity and it is back for another year of mayhem. When it comes to the Democracy of smoking out celebrities, there are no term limits when you perform at this level for better or worse. Da Bomb Beyond Insanity stays. I know that there are some of you who click on this video just to see if Da Bomb's there. Well here it is.

Alright, we are almost to the top of hot sauce mountain. Chile monoloco back with another banger at number nine. MataSanos is a secret mix of super hot peppers, lemon and vinegar. A classic hot sauce maker last in the lineup in Season 12, we are so happy that they are back here in Season 23 and with another nine spot.

And here we go on… to the summit of Mount Scoville, The Last Dab Xperience. I can say this now officially: made with Pepper X, the Guinness World Record hottest pepper in the entire world. You saw what it did to Chili Klaus, so just imagine what a sauce made from 91% pure Pepper X will do to your favorite celebrities. 

And there you have it! In all of its glory, it's the Season 23 Hot Ones hot sauce lineup. You know the drill, if you'd like to play at home that's heatonist .com, heatonist .com, heatonist .com to get your hands on the Season 23 Hot Ones sauce pack. 

And to close things out, my guess is if you're still watching this video, the Season 23 hot sauce reveal and you've stuck with us till the end, you already know what's coming next. Season 23 the premiere of Hot Ones is coming next week. Thank you so much for supporting us and allowing us to do this for 8 years, 23 seasons. Very excited for another season of Hot Ones, our 23, our Jordan season. We'll see you next week!