Why do dudes like hot stuff? Full disclosure, I lived in Texas for 13 years, worked in restaurants and bars, and I have been given many dishes by many dudes that sent me running for water, milk (when I got smarter), or beer (when I was feeling dangerous). I once worked with a guy who sent me home with a quart of chili. While heating it up, some spilled on the side of the copper pan I used to heat it up, and Voila! Copper! Shiny gorgeous copper. The chili was damn near inedible, but I used it to clean the bottom of that pan. What miracle is this?!
Why do dudes like hot stuff? I turned, as we all do in times of trouble and confusion to Google, and got my answer from everydayhealth.com:
“When capsaicin – the chemical in spicy foods that makes them so hot, Hot, HOT – hits your tongue, your body registers the sensation as pain. This in turn triggers the release of endorphins, otherwise known as “happy” chemicals that give you an instant head-to-toe feeling of pleasure.”
It hurts so good.
As Valentine’s Day approaches, we’ve been thinking about top gifts for this year – top Valentine’s gifts for him, top Valentine’s gifts for her. So many things come to mind, but top of my list is men’s lust for the hot, Hot, HOT.
For the guy who loves the burn, a basket of hot that ranges from mild to full 5-alarm fire might be at least number 6 on his list of wants and needs. Good news – we can help with that!
Hot, Hot, Hot goes from savory to sweet with these Bite Society Collection favorites:
Salsa Macha Chile Crisp
What can't Macha do? Let us know. We haven't found it yet. This blend of garlic, chiles, pepitas, and just a hint of cinnamon elevates everything from roasted meats and vegetables to ice cream. ¿Quien es más macha?
The twins from Sister Carol’s Collection:
Sister Carol feared no flavor, no matter how fiery. That's probably why her jalapeno hot sauce has just enough kick to remind you hell occasionally does come in a handbasket.
Although Sr. Carol believed that no one was beyond redemption, she understood that some are a little further from it than others. This fiery red sauce will have you reaching for more than one of her favorite beers.
Chocolate Chipotle Cookies
Okay, hear us out. The whole chipotle thing got a little out of hand. Chipotle chips, chipotle pickle chips, chipotle gum, chipotle soda. We get that. But, there was a reason it all went so crazy. Smoky, spicy, mysterious, and dare we say a little sexy? It's not over. It's not over until we say it's over.
Furikake Snack Mix
We should just send everything from the mainland to Hawaii, let them do their thing and get something back that is better, stronger, faster, and in this, case more delicious. Hawaiians took Chex Mix and put it on flavor steroids by tossing it with Furikake – a tradition mix of seaweed, sesame seeds, and sugar. We added our own kick by adding Togarashi, a Japanese mix of dried chili peppers. You will never snack the same way again.
Bob’s Spicy Nut Snack
Bob’s Nuts are the salty and sweet perfect bite. Roasted with sesame seeds, pepitas, brown sugar and a hint of curry, you can’t eat just one.
This Valentine’s Day, show your man that you burn for him (hey Bridgerton fans!). If you’re feeling extra spicy, give him the hottest gift of all, the Hot, Hot, Hot basket featuring products from this list. Treat him with Bite Society and it’s a guaranteed gift that will be hot, Hot, HOT.