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Whole Foods Sources Hot Honey

Local Hive

Whole Foods recently began stocking Local Hive Honey Hot Sauces at its stores nationwide. The brand sources its honey from American beekeepers, infusing it with hot peppers and additional ingredients.

"Within the fast-growing hot sauce category, we found there was a demand for options that offered a sweeter taste profile," said Cale Nelson, chief commercial officer of Local Hive, in a statement. "By adding our 100 percent American honey blends to classic hot sauce recipes, we're able to give consumers a diverse range of sweet-heat options to fit a variety of spice preferences, while also continuing our commitment to support American beekeepers by providing them a new outlet for their honey."

The sauces are available in the following flavors:

• Original (medium): Red jalapeno peppers and honey add sweet heat to meats, pizza, and sauces.

• Hatch Chile with Southwest Honey (medium): Smoky, aged hatch chiles and southwest honey bringing heat to eggs, Mexican food, and queso.

• Mango Habanero (medium):  A sweet, slightly spicy, and citrus-tinged blend of mangoes, habanero, and honey intended to pair with seafood, tacos, or sauces.

• Cayenne with Southeast Honey (medium): Southern spices and subtle sweetness are to be paired with wings, pizza, or gumbo.

• Chipotle with Texas Honey (medium): A BBQ-inspired blend of chipotle peppers and Texas honey to pair with smoked meats, Mexican food, and chili.

• Sriracha (hot): A pleasantly spicy blend of red jalapeno and honey to be paired with Asian food, soups, and eggs.

• Habanero (hot): A kick of heat with a little sweet adds bold, spicy flavor to grilled meats, dips, and sandwiches.

The products contain less than 10 calories and 2 grams of sugar per serving and are free from preservatives and artificial flavors, according to Local Hive. The product line retailer for $4.99-$5.99 per 6-ounce glass bottle.