With a name like that, you'd expect it to kick some ass — and you'd be correct. Honey Badger BBQ Sauce ($10-$125) combines the sweetness of honey with the mighty kick of habanero for a sauce that provides a nearly perfect balance between the two. Available in regular Cobra Strength or limited edition Triple Cobra Strength, it's the perfect thing to spread on your burgers, ribs, chicken, and yes, even venomous serpents.
If you happen to live far away from the conveniences of a large city, odds are you have a hellish time trying to find certain meats. Rare Cuts ($9) is here to help. This purveyor of all natural, always fresh meat offers an assortment of cuts of regular beef, Australia Wagyu, pork — including bacon — lamb, veal, chicken, quail, duck, and a variety of sausages — including alligator — that are shipped to you overnight so you can ensure that your next meal will be as tasty as possible. Taking a number not required.
Pop quiz: how do you cook your food in bacon without actually cooking bacon? Cook it in Bacon Olive Oil ($15), of course. Okay, so it's not really bacon — it's vegan, and therefore simply bacon-flavored — but it is perfect for adding a bit of smokey depth to fried or sautéd foods, or for dunking sandwiches or fine artisan breads. Especially if the sandwich already has bacon on it (yum). [Scouted by James]
We love us some Dale's, so of course we're jazzed to spice up our next meal with some Dale's Pale Ale Hot Sauce ($7). This chipotle-based sauce is infused with the hoppy deliciousness of Dale's Pale Ale, giving the already smoky flavor some added kick. If it's anything like the beer, use with caution, lest you end up eating every last bite of anything you sprinkle it on.
If it sounds weird, that's because it is. Salt Made From Tears (£7-£30; roughly $11-$47) are a collection of salts supposedly made with fresh human tears — tears produced by Anger, Chopping Onions, Sneezing, Laughter, and Sorrow, specifically — that are gently boiled, released into crystallization tanks, harvested, and rinsed in brine. Available in individual containers or as a full set. [Scouted by Richard]
Bourbon meets bacon in this curious condiment. Jim Beam Bacon Mustard ($19/6-pack) is made using Jim Beam, adding a subtle bourbon flavor to the mustard, which mixes perfectly with the smokey, delicious bacon flavor. Warning: placing this on a beer-cooked brat might cause the universe to implode from boozy, meaty awesomeness, so use with caution. [Scouted by Ryan]
Chocolates mixed with booze? Sign us up. The aptly-named (for our purposes anyway) Twice The Vice Spirited Chocolates ($26-$44) mix fine Callebaut chocolate from Belgium with as much top shelf liquor as can legally be packed into them — so much, in fact, that they're banned in 32 states, which makes the thought of The Macallan, Knob Creek, or El Diamante Reposado-infused treats all the more enticing.
Are they hot? Sweet? Actually, they're a little of both. These Evil Hot Gummi Bears ($8) are infused with habanero chillis, but still retain a fruity flavor that complements the heat perfectly.
Sate your on-the-go hunger with some Bacon Jerky ($4). As the name suggests, this portable snack is made from hickory smoked slices of real bacon, letting you get your pork fix anywhere, anytime. A must-have for bacon-obsessed hikers and golfers everywhere. [Scouted by Shawn]
Planters' limited selection of flavors no longer doing it for you? Let Lord Nut Levington ($6/can) supply your fix. Available in six surprising flavors — including spicy bloody mary, cheddar and jalapeño, tomato, garlic, and cheese, Thai curry and lemongrass, apples, cinnamon, and vanilla, and mesquite smoke and pineapple BBQ — there's surely a selection that can satisfy your cravings.
If your sweet tooth is getting the best of you, skip the stuff you're eyeing in the candy aisle of the local 7-Eleven and splurge on some Hot Blondies Bakery Treats ($16-$45). Available from this boutique bakery are assorted cereal-based treats, blondies (obviously), brunettes (brownies), tarts, bars, and whoopies, all free from trans fats, hydrogenated oils, preservatives, and artificial colors — which is to say, a least a little bit healthier than those Skittles you were looking at.
Looking to cook up some frontier-style feats? Leave the seasoning to these California Rancher Meal Kits ($4 each). Based on recipes that date back to the Wild West, these kits are packed with flavor, and include Wild West Wings, Santa Maria Steak, Ranchero BBQ Ribs, and Trail Blazin' Burgers, each arriving with separate seasoning and sauce. All you need is meat and a fire.