LeVar Burton Swears By This Fancy Hot Sauce

LeVar Burton is an actor best known for hosting "Reading Rainbow," the PBS educational children's series that ran between 1983 and 2006. Burton also played Lieutenant Commander Geordi La Forge in "Star Trek: The Next Generation," Martin Luther King, Jr. in the 2001 film "Ali," and many other roles (per IMDb). In addition to spreading knowledge and happiness across generations, Burton digs hot sauce, and he has revealed his go-to condiment to zest up his dishes. 

Truff brand hot sauce, which made its debut in 2017 by way of Los Angeles, has caught the attention – and enlivened the taste buds – of hot sauce eaters everywhere (via Forbes). Truff is even a favorite product of Oprah, according to Today. According to the Truff website, the product is a safe pick for those who prefer hot sauce varieties that aren't too hot to handle. Its flavor profile (more on that in a bit) sounds like the perfect harmony of sweet, savory, and spicy notes. So you won't have to read a book about this hot sauce to find out why LeVar Burton loves it so much.

LeVar Burton is a fan of Truff hot sauce

As the name implies, Truff's recipe includes truffles, which make it just a tad pricier than most other hot sauces you'll find on the shelf, starting at $18 per bottle. The chic vegan sauce, which comes in a gorgeous glass bottle, is a mild blend of chili peppers, organic agave nectar, cumin, vinegar, and black truffle. As far as the flavor, the Truff website describes it as tasting "like Truffle and Sriracha had a baby," offering a subtle hint of creamy sweetness in every single bite. You can add Truff to pizza, eggs, sandwiches, and pretty much any dish that could use an extra oomph.

"I like my food spicy, as does Stephanie, my wife. This is the most elegant hot sauce I've ever eaten – it has truffles in it. But it's also elegant because the flavor it delivers, in conjunction with the heat, has a great balance," he told New York Magazine during an interview in which he broke down his favorite things. "Not every brand does that well. A lot of people like hot sauce just for the heat factor. I also like the sensation of heat, but I like to taste the flavor of my food, too."