Before anyone loses their mind, allow me to mention that I do enjoy Sriracha.\nAfter all, I'm not insane and I still have taste buds. But that doesn't mean you should be using Sriracha on everything you eat.\nMuch like a wine pairing, you need the right heat for the right food. So before you mindlessly reach for that Sriracha bottle to spice up your meal, consider one of these alternatives instead.\nRemember, it's not about the heat, it's about the flavor.\n#macarico #piripirimolhohotsauce #bompetisco #queijoA photo posted by Sara Da Silva (@sarita_the_bbw) on Feb 13, 2016 at 9:29am PST\n1. Piri-Pri\nPerfect for: Chicken\nWhether you're eating chicken or pretty much any Portuguese dish, you'd be insane to use Sriracha. Piri-Piri sauce is a far better alternative. Make sure to get the Macarico brand, which you can purchase here. But buy more than one bottle, the sauce will be gone before you know it.\nSTAFF MEAL BRAHA photo posted by SMOKE SHOW™ (@smokeshowsauce) on Feb 4, 2016 at 9:26am PST\n2. Smoke Show\nPerfect for: Oysters\nI first tasted this hot-sauce at Le Majestique and lucky for me, they sold it by the bottle next door at Epicerie Unique. It was originally created for oysters but one taste of this sauce and you'll realize that it belongs on pretty much everything. Did I mention it has maple syrup in it?\nThis is my jam. #valentinasauceA photo posted by Jon Bloodworth (@joncrosshound) on Jan 18, 2016 at 11:04am PST\n3. Valentina\nPerfect for: Breakfast\nI have no idea where this sauce is sold, but every time I eat breakfast at Le Gros Luxe, I'm tempted to steal a bottle. Which is what leads me to categorize this sauce as: the world's greatest "breakfast hot sauce".\nBarbados style | Style de la Barbade #barbados #islandvibes #hotsauce #montrealA photo posted by #markshotsauce (@markshotsauce) on Dec 8, 2015 at 6:40am PST\n4. Mark's Hot Sauce\nPerfect for: Burgers\nAnother sauce that was created in Montreal. It's made in small batches without preservatives and you can really taste the difference. Here's a list of places that sell it in Montreal.\nDelicious 5-spice #mushroomstew with #harissasauceA photo posted by Melanie (@impresslulu) on Jan 20, 2013 at 3:33pm PST\n5. Harissa\nPerfect for: Sandwiches / Anything that comes in a pita\nThere are no particular brands I prefer. As long as it comes in one of those small see-though plastic containers. It's more of paste than a sauce so go easy on it because it's practically entirely made of crushed hot peppers. Pro tip: Mix with a bit of mayonnaise to create the world's greatest sandwich sauce.\nBest sauce everrr! #franksbuffalosauce #buffalowingsA photo posted by Bhav (@blekh1) on Jan 20, 2016 at 1:54pm PST\n6. Frank's Ketchup Style Hot Sauce\nPerfect for: Hot Dogs\nIt's not quite ketchup and it's not quite hot sauce. Just be careful is you enjoy regular Frank's Red Hot because once you make the switch, there's just no going back. Take your Montreal steamies to whole new level.\nThe mother of all egg sandwiches: fried eggs from my yard, sunny side up, smoked Gouda cheese, mayonnaise, sour kraut, sliced jalenenos and @elyucateco_hotsauce habanero sauce on toasted Ezekiel bread.A photo posted by Joe Rogan (@joerogan) on Oct 18, 2015 at 11:39pm PDT\n7. El Yucatero\nPerfect for: Eggs\nThey call themselves "the kings of flavor" and if you've ever tried this sauce you know it's true. Try the green one, there's just something special about the green one. You can get it here at Sabor Latino.\nC'est la saison des #BBQ au Chili et ils savent en profiter! @nibarramA photo posted by Oro Rojo (@ororojo) on Jan 18, 2016 at 9:16am PST\n8. Oro Rojo\nPerfect for: Poutine\nThis is the 3rd sauce on our list that was created in Montreal. That's because in Montreal we like our weather cold and our sauces hot. They couldn't have thought of a more perfect name for it, it really is 'Red Gold'. There's a flavor I can't quite put my finger on so when I consulted their website to clear up the mystery I found out what the secret ingredient is: Magic. Here's where to buy it.\nI asked for my #takeout to be #extraspicy and this is what I got. #greencurry #hotchilisauce #onepack #onlyonepack #DIY #allyouget #spicyenoughforyouwhiteboyA photo posted by @darronzo on Oct 26, 2015 at 6:26pm PDT\n9. Mystery Chinese Sauce Packets\nPerfect for: Whatever you just ordered\nI used to have a bottle of Sriracha on hand for every time I ordered Chinese food. But one day I ran out and I was forced to use the little mystery 'wing' sauce packet they include with your food. Since then, I've often had vivid dreams about robbing Chinese restaurants, just for the sauce.\nLove it???⚡? #fitfam #dailymotivation #fitnesslifestyle #tabasco #tabascochipotle #chipotle #health #nutrition #getinshape ##diet #bodybuilding #sauce #passion #motivation #stayfocused #staytunedA photo posted by Stani Behz (@stanibehz) on Feb 6, 2016 at 2:56am PST\n10. Chipotle Tabasco\nPerfect for: BBQ\nIf you must use Tabasco, just make sure you don't use the normal kind. Chipotle Tabasco is the only acceptable option since it actually has a flavor. It's a good way to get some BBQ flavor without actually using a BBQ.