When it comes to hot sauce, spice fans will be outspoken about which one is truly best.
In order to find which hot sauce is worthy of being a staple in your pantry, I tried five popular hot sauce brands — Sriracha, Louisiana, Franks RedHot, Texas Pete, and Cholula.
Heres a breakdown of each hot sauces flavor notes as well as which dishes theyd make the perfect addition to, ranked in order of mildest to hottest on the Scoville scale.
With Texas Pete® Hotter Hot Sauce, you can turn up the heat with the same great flavor of our Original Hot Sauce, but with a higher Scoville heat level of 3,000-3,500. Hotter Hot Sauce is perfect for any cuisine that begs for an added kick, such as wings, fried chicken, or barbecue.
The Texas Pete hot sauce had a slight sweetness to it.
It wasnt too watery or too thick but was slightly on the thinner side. It definitely tasted slightly more spicy than the last two, and the spice lingered on my tongue after I tried it, which the Franks RedHot and Louisiana did not.
This is a great run-of-the-mill hot sauce — nothing more and nothing less than what youre looking for in a hot sauce. The texture and spice level was perfect, but I would have preferred the flavor to be a little stronger.
Frank’s RedHot is a classic hot sauce favorite and is commonly used in most recipes calling for Buffalo sauce.
The original Franks RedHot sauce lands at 450 on the Scoville scale, making it milder than other sauces.
Franks RedHot sauce cost $4.89 for 12 fluid ounces at Stop and Shop.
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