Eating chilies cuts risk of death from heart attack and stroke, study says

That delicious penne all’arrabiata may have benefits that go further than putting a smile on your face, according to a new study. For many years, chili has been hailed for its therapeutic properties, and now researchers have found that eating chili peppers regularly can cut the risk of death from heart disease and stroke. Carried out in Italy, where […]


GMO Foods The National Library of Medicine defined GMO foods as foods which have foreign genes from other plants or animals introduced into their genetic codes. Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO) is a term that is commonly used to describe crops produced through a plant breeding technique. It uses a specific type of genetic engineering. The […]

The Origin of the Ghost Pepper

The Ghost pepper is said to be one of the hottest peppers in the World. In 2006, the Guinness Book of World Records deemed it the world’s spiciest tropical species which outdid the Red Savina Habanero. In the long run, it was unseated by a new wave of super-hot chile peppers.  The present owner of the world record […]

Why Do People Like Spicy Food?

‘It isn’t hot enough unless I’m covered in sweat while eating’. A friend made this statement after eating her favorite Melinda’s hot sauce with her meal. Why do we like spicy food so much? There is an excellent reason for obsessing over spicy food. Because eating spicy can cause your body –pituitary gland and hypothalamus specifically, to […]

Texas Connects Us: Melinda’s Hot Sauce

From New Orleans To Texas After relocating from New Orleans during Hurricane Katrina, this family quickly found North Texas was the perfect place to grow their business. Margaret Figueroa finds peace in her kitchen. Texas is home now. How we got here was tough, but being here has been a blessing. “I love cooking, ” […]

The Official Hot Sauce Sponsor Of Chefs For Farmers

Melinda’s is proud to be the Official Hot Sauce Sponsor of Chefs For Farmers sixth annual Main Event! Come join us to explore a mouth-watering culinary treasure map across the beautiful lawns of Dallas Heritage Village! Throw in dozens of wineries, breweries, distilleries, local food artisans, DJs, and live music, and we are set for […]

Join Us For Foodies At Nite On 10/27/18!

Come to explore what DFW’s culinary scene has to offer during Foodies At Nite. Melinda’s is proud to sponsor an event focused on serving as a platform for local entrepreneurs, businesses, and artists to showcase their talents, products, and services to the local community. Join us for a night full of delicious food, great product […]

The Best and Worst Grocery Store Hot Sauces

Have you ever walked down the grocery aisle and were overwhelmed by the number of hot sauce brands yet underwhelmed by the options? Lucky for you, Extra Crispy outlined all of the best (and the worst) hot sauces found on our favorite grocery aisle. And guess what, Melinda’s Original Habanero Sauce was featured as one […]

Ghost Pepper Month

Melinda’s Ghost Ketchup and Hot Sauce was the flavor of the month for October 2017! From deliciously spooky festivals to special giveaways and contests, Melinda’s Ghost was busy leaving taste buds haunted with good flavor! Now available in plastic squeeze bottles, it accompanied Snuffer’s tables for the entire month for foodies to enjoy with their […]

Melinda’s Hot Sauce Takes Tacolandia in Denver

Tacos, tacos, and more tacos was the theme at Westword’s annual taco festival, Tacolandia, in the Mile High City.  Denver foodies gathered at Civic Center Park for unlimited tacos from over 40 of the hottest restaurants in town.  Local taco trucks, restaurants and vendors alike kept Melinda’s Habanero Hot Sauces at their stations for an […]

Hot ticket: Fiery foods show includes a chance to taste world’s hottest pepper

One of the leading hot sauce companies, Melinda’s is this year’s national hot sauce sponsor and will have its products at the show. Melinda’s is the 10th-best-selling hot sauce in the country, according to Fiery Foods & Barbecue show founder Dave DeWitt. The company was founded in 1989 by Greg and David Figueroa of New […]

Melinda’s Hot Sauce to Sponsor the 2017 Fiery Foods Show

In 1989, I was in my third year as editor of Chile Pepper magazine, the hottest pepper in the world was thought to the habanero, and Greg and David Figueroa launched Melinda’s Habanero Pepper Sauce. It was inevitable that the two entities would promote each other and for years the magazine featured the habanero in articles […]

Chef Uno Immanivong Returns to Fox 4 News

Steak Vermicelli Bowl Chef Uno Immanivong is opening a new stall at the Legacy Food Hall called the Red Stix Asian Street Food. It will offer Asian “Chipotle-style” noodle bowls, banh mi sandwiches and spring rolls. She joins Good Day to share one dish that puts a switch on steak or steak leftovers. Steak Vermicelli […]

Melinda’s Sweeps Ketchup Category at Scovie Awards

The 2017 Scovie Awards judging panel of top culinary experts honored Melinda’s with five awards at its annual competition recognizing the best spicy and savory food products in the business. The Scovie Awards (the Academy Awards for all things spicy) ranked Melinda’s spicy ketchups first, second and third place. Melinda’s Ghost Ketchup claimed the top […]

Mango, Garlic sauces claim top honors

Mango, Garlic sauces claim top honors in ‘World’s Most Competitive Fiery Foods Contest’ Dallas, TX  (  The 2017 Scovie Awards judging panel of top culinary experts honored Melinda’s with five awards at its annual competition recognizing the best spicy and savory food products in the business. The Scovie Awards (the Academy Awards for all things spicy) ranked […]

Melinda’s Ketchups Sweep the Scovies

MELINDA’S KETCHUPS SWEEP THE SCOVIES, GARLIC HOT SAUCE AND MANGO WINNERS TOO We always knew that our spicy ketchups were good, but little did we know that they were award-winning. The Scovie Awards (the Academy Awards for all things spicy) ranked Melinda’s ketchups first, second and third place. That’s right, a sweep! Melinda’s Ghost Ketchup […]

The Mollys Form ‘Naturally Hot’ Partnership With Melinda’s

Concertgoers to get free pepper sauce at select shows beginning July 1 The Mollys Form ‘Naturally Hot’ Partnership With Melinda’sDallas, TX ( Anyone who’s ever seen The Molly Ringwalds in concert knows that the boys from Sheffield, England, know how to put on a hot show. Well, they’re about to get even hotter. When Greg […]

It’s getting hot(ter) in here

Innovators in pepper sauces capitalize on meteoric growth in category There may be no hotter category in the retail food industry than pepper sauces, with much of the growth fueled by craft brands pushing the envelope with bold new flavors and ingredients. With that, Melinda’s is still bringing the heat to craft condiments line for […]

Melinda’s New Squeeze Bottle Turns Spicy Ketchup Battle Upside-Down

When your taste buds are screaming to add some spice to your life, look no further than Melinda’s brand-new plastic, upside-down spicy ketchup bottles. Thanks to a rotten tomato in the ketchup industry bullying it out of their not-so-similar glass packaging, Melinda’s just unveiled an even better alternative. Now ketchup lovers can squeeze out their […]

Looking locally for Melinda’s? Think Centrally.

Looking locally for Melinda’s? Think Centrally. Find Melinda’s across Texas at Central Market. Central Market carries our Melinda’s line of Pepper Sauces and Ketchups. Indulge your cravings for heat and flavor at Central Market. If you’re in the D/FW area visit