HONOLULU Magazine 2021 Gift Guide for Food Lovers: The Hot List for Your Spicy-Loving Friends

Whether your friends and family are naughty or love spice, you’ll find the right gift for everyone with great taste on your list. Here’s wishing them all season’s eatings.


Ono Gift Guide Ay Spicy Hot Sauce

Photo: Aaron K. Yoshino



Adoboloco Jalapeño

The Parsons family’s OG hot sauce won’t sear off your taste buds (though the Fiya Fiya is no joke) and the mild, clean pepper flavor goes with everything from eggs to vegetables to cocktails. –CY


$9.99, multiple locations, adoboloco.com, @adoboloco


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Kono’s Chipotle

All smoke without the sugary finish, this baby is complex, spicy with layers of chipotle flavor and stands up to fatty meats with ease. –MB


$11, multiple locations, konosnorthshore.com, @konos.northshore


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Kaua‘i Juice Co. Mango Garlic Ghost

Funky, fermented island-grown mango, Hawaiian chile pepper and ghost pepper are nicely balanced by pineapple juice and a touch of garlic. This hot sauce is a fridge staple at my house. –MB


$8.49, multiple locations, kauaijuiceco.com, @kauaijuiceco


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Kailua General Store Chili Pepper Water

Everyone thinks they make the best chile pepper water. But I agree with Steve Parker at Kailua General Store. A few splashes take any kine local fare to the next level. –MB


$4.95, 316 Ku‘ulei Road, Kailua, (808) 261-5740, kailuageneralstore.com, @kailuageneralstore