When I open my fridge, I know I’ll find four,
maybe five kinds of hot sauce.
Some might call me a connoisseur, but I just think
I’m curious. I like that each one has a different kind of note –
savory, or heavy on vinegar, slightly sweet, smooth, or thin like water.
there’s one kind I reach for just about every time – the brand that convinces
me to get up and go back to the grocery store whenever it runs out. To be honest, I can’t even remember the name. So what
makes it special? It’s bright orange – and I mean REALLY bright. It's so distinctive I don't need to remember the name - I can spot it a mile away. Not
quite radioactive, but lively enough to remind me of chicken wings at trivia night
at the bar, surrounded by raucous friends. I like bringing that feeling home
with me and enjoying it, even on a busy work night.
when I open the fridge looking for just the right hot sauce, I don’t hesitate –
it’s the orange one, that’s so good it doesn’t need a name.
Carrie Arndt is a Research Associate at MMR NYC.