Yeah, we definitely aren't west where salsa is hot. Carrie is of course correct, fresh is better.
In Hawaii this past December, had Maui Tacos. Pretty good and the Salsa was indeed fresh. The pineapple salsa was quite a treat.
I've been pretty lucky lately and more than a couple of local places carry a variety of hot sauces. Initially it was one small kiosk in a mall, but one of the larger grocery chains sort of stole the poor guys thunder, but save me about $4 for the small bottles. I'll get an inventory for you guys in a couple of days so you can see the list of stuff to mess up yer innards that resides in my house.
I will say I'm not necessarily into hot for the sake of hot. I have to like the flavor as well. So the flaming _______ sort of sauces aren't really for me, unless the wife and kid are out of town and lots of beer will be consumed.
More importantly so no innocent victims are harmed the next day