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Friday Flakes: Anxiety Attack? Let’s Talk About Hot Sauce Instead

Maybe the thought of hot sauce gives you anxiety?

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Earlier this week I worked out in my basement and walked back upstairs and looked at my phone. I looked at a snapchat from my friend Nikki and I immediately had a feeling that was very similar to deja vu.

I’ve seen this before.

Then I shook it off and opened up an email from my wife. It happened again.

I’ve seen this before.

It felt like a minute long deja vu experience. Then anxiety over-took me and I walked for a little bit and I had to sit down.

It was not pleasant and it’s the first time I’ve felt that in my life. Was it a build up of anxiety that released all of the sudden? I don’t know.

Now that I got that off of my chest how about I write about something else? How about hot sauce?

I’d love to hear what everybody else’s favorite hot sauces are so I will start. I currently have about 12 hot sauces in my house. These are my favorite hot sauces that are currently in my kitchen.

5. Secret Aardvark Habanero Hot Sauce. Very strong taste and not too hot. It will take over the food you’re eating.
4. Pineapple & Habanero Hot Sauce by Bravado Spice Co. Delicious and provides a subtle heat.
3. Sriracha. I think everybody knows about this. I don’t use it as much as I used to but I still use it a lot.
2. Marie Sharp’s Habanero Pepper Sauce. I am not a Hillary Clinton fan but I heard that this was her favorite hot sauce and I thought that if she’s commenting on hot sauce she might be a hot sauce fan. The one in my kitchen is my fourth bottle.
1. Habanero Condiment by Yellowbird Food. Spicier than the other and I love the taste. My wife was mentally allergic to hot sauce about a year ago and she has come around. This is her favorite.

Oh by the way, if you are a hot sauce fan then you might be interested in the show Hot Ones. You can find it on YouTube. On that show Sean Evans interviews celebrities but before each question is asked the celebrity has to take a bite of a wing (or for vegans or vegetarians they use cauliflower) with hot sauce that increases with heat as the questions move forward. It’s genius. In fact, Lincoln’s own Brett Baker had the opportunity to go on the show and interview Sean Evans. That is pretty awesome.

Brett is a speech coach at Malcolm high school. If he was a basketball coach at Malcolm high school then I’d probably have to cut this part out of the article. He’s a Clipper!


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