If you love hot sauce, Pisqueya’s Latin and Caribbean-inspired salsa picante will be your new favorite way to spice up any meal

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If you enjoy adding a little kick to your meals, say hello to Pisqueya.

Originally born in 1986 from a passed-down Dominican family recipe in Brooklyn, Pisqueya is now a full-blown business run by Maritza Abreu, who is keeping her family’s tradition alive. Pisqueya first originated in Abreu’s family’s Brooklyn restaurant, which closed its doors after 22 years.

Now, Abreu’s goal is to share Latin and Caribbean flavors with the world, and she is doing so through Pisqueya’s online shop, which offers high-quality and natural sauces, including three different flavors.

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If you’re a hot sauce connoisseur, Pisqueya’s Salsa Picante will fit right into your taste buds. Dubbed “hot sauce with a twist,” Pisqueya has three flavor options: Spicy Sweet, Medium Buzz and Smoky Hot. Each one is vegan, gluten-free, contains zero preservatives and uses fresh ingredients like passion fruit, carrots, jalapeño peppers, scotch bonnet peppers and more.

Pair Pisqueya with chips, salads, tacos, vegetables and more — you name it! There are even custom recipes available on the brand’s site that show you how to use Pisqueya in meals like burrito bowls, a “Caribbean lasagna,” a Dominican-Mexican Michelada and more.

To add a bit more spice to your kitchen, you can shop all three of Pisqueya’s sauces below.

Spicy Sweet, $6.99

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Medium Buzz, $6.99

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Smoky Hot, $6.99

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