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Souvenir Watch: Obama Hot Sauce

A periodic look at Obama tchotchkes to memorialize the big day.

When the holiday leftovers start to taste a little blah, don't lose Hope -- Inauguration Watch can help!

inaugbottle.jpgItem: Barack Obama Inauguration Hot Sauce
Maker: Toodarnhot.com of Owensboro, Ky.
Price: $6.99
Size: 5 fluid ounces
Heat Rating: It’s a six on a scale of one to 10, with 10 being the hottest.
Ingredients: Habanero peppers, vinegar, onions, tomatoes, lemon juice, salt and garlic
Why: “It’s change you can taste,” says Chip Bristow, who runs toodarnhot.com with his uncle, Joe Bristow. The habanero peppers give it a little kick, but not enough to deter an unseasoned hot sauce consumer, he says.

The inauguration hot sauce is a follow-up to the company’s other election-themed sauces. Bristow started distributing Hot for Barack, a milder red chili sauce, about a year ago. As the campaign heated up, other political sauces such as Juan McCain "We Don't Need No Stinkin’ Borders" Hot Sauce and Capital Hillary Hot Sauce followed.

hot4barack.jpgFor those who prefer their food hot-sauce-free, this souvenir is more than a condiment -- it’s a collector’s item, Bristow says. “This is a milestone election and these sauces will be something to put on your shelf for the rest of your life. It’s a unique sauce for a unique time,” he says.

Barack Obama Inauguration Hot Sauce can also be purchased at local hotel gift shops including the Grand Hyatt on H Street and the Hilton on Connecticut Avenue.

Inauguration Watch Verdict: Some may find this bottle of politics too darn hot, while others will love to eat it up.

-- By Brittany Levine

By Christopher Dean Hopkins  |  December 26, 2008; 3:55 PM ET  | Category:  Souvenirs
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BALL INVITATION
You are cordially invited to attend
The Inaugural DC Ball www.DCBall2009.com
January 20, 2009 - 8 PM to 12 Midnight

To Commemorate
The Inauguration of America's 44th
President Barack Obama

Starring DC's legendary Godfather of Go-Go, "Chuck Brown" with special guests.
Event benefits DC Boys & Girls Clubs

At The Historic Old Post Office Pavilion
1100 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20004

Tickets are just $150 and include:
Wine, Beer, non alcoholic Beverages, Light Fare, an Inaugural Souvenir and Free admission to Madame Tussauds Wax Museum to take a picture with their famous lifelike Wax Figurine of President Obama in a replica of the Oval Office.

DRESS is "Festive to Fancy"

GETTING TO THE BALL:
The Federal Triangle Metro Station is located across the street
Venue email:
www.oldpostofficedc.com
To purchase tickets or for more information Visit: www.DCBall2009.com

Posted by: InauguralDC | December 26, 2008 11:09 PM | Report abuse

For Obama Inauguration Souvenirs that are not cheesy see; www.Obama-bling.com

Posted by: kentoltz | December 27, 2008 6:32 PM | Report abuse

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