Best Spicy Mayo to Spice Up Your (Dipping) Life

Spicy mayo is more than just some mayo mixed with hot sauce. It’s a stand-alone condiment category all its own—and there are lots of spicy mayonnaise brands out there. Sadly, many, many of them are not worthy of your crispy chicken sandwiches or french fries—certainly not the best spicy mayo for sushi. So we gathered together ten spicy mayo brands to find the very best spicy mayo to buy. 

Here’s what we were looking for in the best spicy mayo: savory flavor, creamy texture, and heat. I’m not saying I want to be sweating, but I do want to know I’m eating something that registers on the Scoville scale. We ate each and every spicy mayo straight off a spoon so we could detect all the nuances, both good and bad. Here’s the best spicy mayo to buy. 

(And if you’re looking for the best plain mayo, we have you covered there, too.)


McCormick Chipotle

Best for a Turkey Sandwich

McCormick Chipotle

You must love the tangy sweetness of canned chipotle to love McCormick Chipotle Mayo. If you do, though, you really are going to like this spicy mayo. For all you Jordan Myrick stans out there, this is one of their favorite spicy mayo brands. They convinced me that the tangy, slightly smoky flavor would totally go great on a turkey sandwich.

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Rating:

7/10

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Kraft Mayo Buffalo Style Dressing

Best on Fried Chicken

Kraft Mayo Buffalo Style Dressing

It’s mayo. It’s Buffalo sauce. If you like both of those things, you will like this spicy mayonnaise. And, yes, it is actually spicy; the heat really sticks around, too. And it has that Buffalo sauce tang on the finish that makes you salivate. Plus, the pour top is shaped like a slit instead of a hole (apologies to my gutter-minded readers for that lay-up). That makes it easy to squirt onto the bun for an absolutely incredible spicy fried chicken sandwich.

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Rating:

8/10

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Heinz Mayoracha

Best Sriracha Mayo

Heinz Mayoracha

We are massive fans of Heinz Mayoracha. In fact, it took the 2023 Sporked Award for Best Condiment. It’s sweet and spicy and a little pickley, which makes it a perfect dip for pretty much anything. And it has a good heat that builds as you continue to eat (and you will continue to eat). This spicy mayonnaise is pretty much a tie for the best mayo, and if you’re looking for the best sriracha mayo, then Mayoracha takes that title handily.

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Rating:

9.5/10

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Acid League Spicy Serrano Mayo

Best of the Best

Acid League Spicy Serrano Mayo

I know some of my Sporked colleagues are seething that their precious Mayoracha didn’t take the number one best mayo spot on this ranking. But I love this spicy mayonnaise so much. It’sreally tangy and zesty and citrusy and it actually tastes like serrano pepper. It’s also super duper creamy. This is spicy mayo but it’s not SPICY mayo; you get a tingle in the back of your throat but it won’t have you running to the milk. It’s also really zesty and acidic (I guess I should have expected that from the brand name), which makes it extremely food friendly. This is the best spicy mayo for sushi or tacos or a fried fish sandwich. But it’d also be great on fries or chicken nuggets. It’s a unique take on spicy mayo that elevates the condiment. Yes, it costs more than Mayoracha, but you’ll break it out at every meal and really get your money’s worth.

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Rating:

9.5/10

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Other spicy mayo brands we tried: Boar’s Head Fiery Chipotle Gourmaise, Sir Kensington’s Sriracha Mayonnaise, Lucky Foods Seoul Kimchi Mayo, Truff Spicy Mayonnaise, Go Good Miso Mayo Spicy Red Pepper, 365 Organic Spicy Harissa Mayonnaise


About the Author

Justine Sterling

Justine Sterling is the editor-in-chief of Sporked. She has been writing about food and beverages for well over a decade and is an avid at-home cook and snacker. Don’t worry, she’s not a food snob. Sure, she loves a fresh-shucked oyster. But she also will leap at whatever new product Reese’s releases and loves a Tostitos Hint of Lime, even if there is no actual lime in the ingredients.

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