This article will explore some of the top sweet chili sauce brands. Generally, these sauces are relatively easy to find in grocery stores or online. All can be used for cooking, dipping, or marinating your favorites foods. They provide a sweet flavor with a mild to medium amount of spice that complements many dishes.
10 Popular Sweet Chili Sauce Brands
Mae Ploy is one of the favorites for its taste and value. It is relatively easy to find in grocery stores such as Walmart and Kroger. You can find it most often in a 10 fl oz bottle (pictured above), but it certainly can be purchased in bulk up to 108 fl oz jug. The bottle pictured above is 25 fl oz.
The ingredients include sugar, water, pickled red chilli, vinegar, garlic, salt, and xanthan gum as a stabilizer. The product bottle states that no preservatives or colorants are added.
We love using this sweet chili sauce to make this Panda Express Sweet Fire Chicken (copycat) recipe. It also works great to dip spring rolls, chicken nuggets, and much more.
This all-purpose sweet chili sauce is ready to eat or can be heated with some of your favorite dishes. It is most commonly used on chicken, shrimp, and veggies. However, it can also be used as a dipping sauce.
The ingredients of this sweet chili brand include pure cane sugar, water, pickled red chili pepper, garlic, rice vinegar, modified tapioca starch, salt, and xanthan gum.
The sauce contains no artificial colors or flavors. For people looking to avoid gluten, this is a gluten-free product.
Frank’s RedHot is best-known for its top-selling original hot sauce and buffalo wings sauce. However, they also make a high-quality sweet chili sauce to use for dipping or as a recipe ingredient.
According to the company’s website, the chili sauce is pulpy and zesty with a slightly sweet flavor. Frank’s uses minimal ingredients for this sauce which include water, sugar, red chili peppers, salt, garlic, modified food starch, and acetic acid.
Frank’s RedHot Chili Sauce contains no msg and is gluten-free.
This is a solid sweet chili sauce that we have used many times. It has a nice balance of sweet and spicy that complements a wide variety of foods.
The product features no preservatives or artificial flavors. It is also void of MSG. Like the sauces featured above, it can be used for a variety of things such as dipping, marinating, and cooking.
The lid on this sweet chili sauce brand can be challenging to open at times. While a minor issue, we wish the company would consider redesigning the lid to be more user friendly.
Kikkoman is known for its top-selling soy sauces in America and beyond. However, the company makes many other high-quality food products beyond soy sauce. Some of these products include panko, soy milk, seasoning mixes, rice vinegar, and, of course, sweet chili sauce.
The ingredients of the sweet chili sauce are sugar, water, vinegar, chili paste, garlic, salt, soy sauce, dehydrated garlic, xanthan gum, citric acid, extractives of paprika. This is a gluten-free product.
This sweet chili sauce is stated to be sweet and spicy with bits of garlic and chili. It is excellent for dipping cooking, or dressing.
Most people likely are aware of Panda Express restaurants that serve tasty Chinese food. You can now obtain a piece of that Panda Express taste at home with Panda Express Sweet Chili Sauce.
The seven primary ingredients of this sauce include sugar, water, red jalapeno peppers, distilled vinegar, modified corn starch, and chili garlic sauce. Reference the label for the list of all ingredients.
This product contains no MSG except what is naturally found in soy sauce. It also has no high fructose corn syrup.
If you are interested in Panda Express Sweet Chili Sauce, you may also consider the Panda Express Sauce Variety Bundle. It includes not only sweet chili sauce, but also stir fry sauce, orange sauce, and teriyaki sauce.
Sky Valley Sweet Chili has a medium spice level and is made with all-natural ingredients. Its ingredients include red chili peppers, garlic, vinegar, and organic cane sugar.
This sauce is vegan, gluten-free, and non-GMO. While it works excellently as a sauce in Asian dishes, it can also be used for dipping or even as a spread.
Grama’s Sweet Chili Sauce
This sauce truly is inspired by a grandma’s recipe. This grandma lived in Thailand and in the town where she lived the people loved her sauce. It has been enjoyed through the years on foods such as bbq chicken, egg rolls, vegtables, and even on french fries.
The ingredients are water, cane sugar, fructose, red chilli, vinegar, garlic, tapioca starch, acetic acid, and salt. It has a two-year shelf life with no preservatives. It has no MSG and is non-GMO.
This sweet chili sauce brand is produced in 13 and 30 oz. bottles. You can find it at Whole Foods.
A Taste of Thai
This sweet chili sauce brand only has 10 calories in 1 tsp with zero fat. It is made with sucrose syrup, glucose syrup, fructose syrup, vinegar, water pickled red chili, garlic, salt, xantham gum, and paprika.
The sauce is non-GMO and gluten-free. Similar to other sweet chili sauces, it works great as a dipping sauce, marinade, and much more.
G Hughes Sugar Free
One common theme of most sweet chili sauces is that they include quite a bit of sugar as an ingredient. The sugar increases the carbs and calories. However, G Hughes is different. It is a sugar-free sweet chili sauce with only 5 calories and 2 carbs.
It is sweetened with sucralose, which is a no-calorie sweetener. Over 100 studies have shown this to be a safe product to consume with approval granted by the FDA in 1998-1999 to be used in foods.
This sauce is gluten-free and preservative-free. It works perfectly for bbq, dipping, and marinades.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can I substitute sweet chili sauce for sriracha?
Sweet chili sauce does not have the heat of sriracha, is not as thick in texture, and is sweeter in taste. It is not the best substitute for sriracha, but if you are looking to tone down the spice in a dish we would consider using it. However, the best substitutes for sriracha are sambal oelek, tapatio hot sauce, or peri peri hot sauce.
Does sweet chili sauce need to be refrigerated after opening?
Most manufacturers of sweet chili sauce advise refrigerating their products. While some sauces might not spoil rapidly out the refrigerator, refrigeration will extend their shelf life. Follow the product label instructions for proper storage or contact the manufacturer with questions.
Is sweet chili sauce hot?
Generally, it has a mild to medium amount of spice. Most people can tolerate it without any issues. Of course, the spice level can vary based on the brand of sweet chili sauce purchased.