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Mr. Fuzz’s Nuclear Nectar
If you need to heat up your love life, consider Mr. Fuzz’s Nuclear Nectar. I’m not being cheeky, I’m just saying that the engines will definitely be revved by this locally made hot sauce that already has a cult following. You’ll see this humble bottle at plenty of taprooms, on some select food trucks, and likely in many condiment caddies soon.
Nuclear Nectar is made in small batches with all natural ingredients in Northeast Minneapolis, and is also known as “‘Nero Red,” as it’s made with choice red habaneros in a way that “captures the fruit while retaining its fury.” This sauce is lickity-hot but flavorful, as the peppers are enhanced by onion, garlic, fresh carrot, and lime—though this is no salsa. The burn comes at the back, and it stays in that sensory-jacking way that makes you question why you keep going back for more, even as you add one more squeeze to your pizza. Bottom line: Everything gets more tingly with Mr. Fuzz.