Ancient Egyptians often threw salt up to the heavens to bring rain, which is why modern humans throw pepper at vending machines to summon Diet Coke. Enjoy a showering of spices with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of hot sauces, peppers, and spicy products from Pepperheads Hotsauces.
Pepperheads scoffs at the Scoville scale, outfitting itself with more than 800 varieties of the world’s hottest products, from scorching sauces and fiery rubs to zesty marinades and spicy snack foods. Chocolate habanero peppers pair with capsaicin extracts in Cajohn’s Black Mamba hot sauce ($17.95), thrusting sweat glands into overdrive alongside the Pepperheads Caribbean XXX, a tropical blend imported from St. Lucia ($7.50). Mad Dog’s 357 Ghost Pepper Sauce ($12.99) culls its incendiary punch from the ghost chili, which was long known as the world’s hottest pepper until George Clooney produced a habanero glazed in his own tears. Sheathe meats in Cajun Injector’s rosemary-garlic marinade ($6.95) to transcend tasty in a matter of minutes, or opt for Blair’s chipotle dry rub ($6.50) to add a southwestern tinge to seafood without serving sides of deep-fried bolo ties. Spice-seekers can forgo snacking on soldering irons thanks to Dave’s Gourmet Insanity Popcorn ($2.49), which packs its kernels with an explosive blend of ingredients that evoke the steamy flavors central to Indian curry spices.