Sporked Awards: Best Spicy Food We Tasted in 2023

We tasted tons of spicy food in 2023. From hot sauces to spicy pizzas, we’ve tried it all. Plus, I love spicy food! In my opinion, a little bit of heat makes everything better. As hard as it was to narrow it down, we selected two spicy products that rocked our world when we tried them in our taste tests this year. I think you’ll love them and should buy them immediately.

bes spicy products


Wickles Wicked Okra

Pickled okra is such an elite food. If you haven’t tried it, I recommend doing so immediately. It’s like a better version of a pickle. It’s crunchy and briny and the seeds have an almost caviar-like pop. If okra scares you because you’ve heard it’s slimy, don’t worry. Pickled okra doesn’t have that problem. Wickles Pickles is a brand people begged us to try and I’m so glad they did. This pickled okra is among the best I’ve ever had and my family makes homemade pickled okra. If you’re a heat seeker, I think you’ll agree this is one of the best spicy foods to have in the fridge.

Read the full ranking of every Wickles product

Credit: Merc / Wickles Pickles




best spicy products


Mx. Green Sass Hot Sauce

Mx. Green Sass Hot Sauce is one of the best and most unique hot sauces we’ve ever tried at Sporked. This jalapeno-based condiment is spicy, tangy, and super cumin-forward. This would be great on a burrito bowl or scrambled eggs or pizza. Its flavor profile goes perfectly with beef, seafood, and poultry. Honestly, this hot sauce doesn’t miss (or Mx).

Read the full ranking of the best green hot sauce

Credit: Merc / Heatonist




sporked awards 2023

The 2023 Sporked Awards

We ate our way through hundreds of products this year to find the best. Now it’s time to honor the best of the best.

About the Author

Jordan Myrick

Jordan is an L.A.-based writer and comedian who believes all food should come with extra sauce. When they're not writing for Sporked, Jordan is at the movies or sharing an order of french fries with their elderly chihuahua.

Thoughts? Questions? Complete disagreement? Leave a comment!

Your thoughts.

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *