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Franks Hot Sauce (Red Hot Cayenne sauce)

Post by danmon_81 »

Well to fuel my addiction to walking down every supermarkets sauce aisle i picked up some of this sauce.

Bought from Tesco's
148ml
£1.50 (ish) -
ingredients - Aged Cayenne Red Peppers (35%), Vinegar, Water, Salt, Garlic Powder.

Heat - on a scale of ....
'really.. hot sauce?' :shock: --------------------> get me a tub of ice cream and a new tongue :evil:
0----------------- 1------------------ 2 ----------------- 3---------------- 4-------------------------- 5

Franks is around a 2.5


Taste - very pleasant, happily eat this on everything, zingy, quite vinegary, light. A great little sauce to have in the fridge!

I'll be buying again!!
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This stuff makes a great buffalo sauce. Melt some butter on low heat and add an equal volume of frank's. Make sure you use their original Red Hot sauce. Fry up some wings and you've got yourself some good party food. I usually add some dried habanero or something cause I like it HOT :evil:

I personally don't think Frank's is that hot at all. Good flavor though! If you call Tabasco sauce around a 4 I'd rate Franks at around a 1.5-2. If you want something with a bit more kick Frank's Xtra Hot is closer to the same heat as Tabasco sauce.
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I'll give it a try. If it ain't spicy enough I'll some of my tabasco habanero sauce ;)
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TBH after having it \ while it isnt that hot...does need a kick! Also quite salty.
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Very disappointed with this sauce, very watery and a severe lack of kick, how can they market this as Hot sauce. Bitter taste to it too! :cry:
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endorphine wrote:Very disappointed with this sauce, very watery and a severe lack of kick, how can they market this as Hot sauce. Bitter taste to it too! :cry:
I buy it regularly and the only reason is this - shove it in any sort of mexican food, peri peri etc, and it adds that "aged peppers" flavour. Got a slight woodsmokiness to it. It's just crap on its own! :)
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i got a bottle of the red hot sauce from walmart last week.will open it soon (never seen it sold in the UK though.)
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I consider it sort of a gate-way gringo hot-sauce, but it really is an original style buffalo wing sauce.
I still use it sometimes when I run out of Defcon sauces
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cherrybomb wrote:i got a bottle of the red hot sauce from walmart last week.will open it soon (never seen it sold in the UK though.)
Big retailers such as the larger Tesco's do it...our local superstore do Dave's Insanity/Ghost and Green Tabasco too :)
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yep i second that, its great with shepherds pie too!

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endorphine wrote:Very disappointed with this sauce, very watery and a severe lack of kick, how can they market this as Hot sauce. Bitter taste to it too! :cry:
Your user name is perhaps an indicator of your tastes. However, as someone who prefers flavour over heat, I find this sauce rather mild. It's also rather salty, and vinegary. I like the vinegar, but because it is mild I put loads on and the salt is too much. Nice smokey flavour, very nice. But too expensive as I drink the stuff given the low heat. There are similar sauces available at a lower price from your local West Indian or Asian supermarket.
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I have slated Franks hot sauce, I know but just do not like it, For a chilli sauce that is readily available My staple cheap chilli sauce that is easy to get hold of is Tabsaco Habanero, much nicer tasting than the original as I don't like the fermented taste that you get. Tabasco habanero is great on chips..........well pretty much everything!
Although My favourite sauce of choice though has got to be Chilli Pepper petes "HeadHunter" that is such a good sauce with not artificial preservatives or ingredients and is made with real naga's and not extract! 8)
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Davetaylor wrote: How much are you paying for it?!!!!!!!!!! I'm picking it up for around a quid a bottle
I think that's a good price. I seem to recall £1.50. Still I find £1 a lot for something I consume quickly. This is one I was thinking of:

http://www.redhotchillipeople.com/cryst ... -166-p.asp

The above is expensive but it is much much cheaper in local Asian shops. Sadly we don't have such shops where I now live i.e. deepest Surrey, where cilvilisation is but a distant dream.
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I have tried Franks but I don't rate it personally. In fact I don't rate any hot sauce sold in super markets.

I'm a massive fan of quality hot sauces, so I'm prepared to pay that bit extra. You don't get wine buffs buying a bottle of Lambrini!

It might sound a bit snobbish but there are plenty of UK based sauce producers and UK online importers that sell some quality hot sauces. Supermarkets don't know what they are on about when it comes to hot sauce. I appreciate not everyone has £5-£7 to spend on a bottle of chilli sauce but believe me it's a whole different ball game outside of the supermarkets

Supermarkets give hot sauce a bad name. You get people thinking that "Dave's Insanity" is the hottest, best sauce out there. Well it's not!!! Far from it in fact!

Rant over from sauce lover :mrgreen:

(p.s if you want me to point you in the direction of some quality hot sauce specialists then I can)
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thing is matt not everyone lives down the road from the hot sauce emporium for tasters abd try before you buy whereas us lot need to fork out for the sauce and then some for the delivery and then hope its any good!

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There's plenty of reviewers online now days!! Scott Roberts for one, he reviews allsorts of sauce. Then you got Darth Naga and Chile Foundry. They review loads of sauces. I hear what you're saying brother and I am lucky. If I didn't live near Nick I'd be paying premium with P&P. Everything Nick stocks is good though. If you mailed him and told him what you were looking for, he'd recommend the best sauce. He knows his stuff 8)
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i got a few mates bristol way that bring sauces from him when they visit. Thing is with reviews, its like any review, its a personal taste so i never really go by what anyone says, you gotta taste or experience it to know for sure. and yeah you are a lucky git with that on ya doorstep.

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gt4ever wrote:i got a few mates bristol way that bring sauces from him when they visit. Thing is with reviews, its like any review, its a personal taste so i never really go by what anyone says, you gotta taste or experience it to know for sure. and yeah you are a lucky git with that on ya doorstep.

Rich
Reviews are personal opinion i.e whether they like it or not but when someone is describing a flavour, they arent going to be far off.

Nick is getting his sauces made in the coming months. Look out for them, they are ace. Affordable too :)
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personaly i did like this sauce much

its got that tobasco flavour to it prob from the aged chillis and vinegar used

not very hot, but the greatest sauces don't need to be hot, flavour wise is a winner also.

just thought this sauce was very sour,vinegary.
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As others have said, Frank's Original is the classic Buffalo Wing sauce though. 50/50 with melted butter. You know it makes sense (unless you're a veggie)

I've never used it for any other reason than that, but it has the perfect vinegary, tangy taste for first class wings - and seems to be exactly what they use in Buffalo NY - or at least was when I was there years ago.
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Have you tried Anchor Bar (suicidal recipe) wing sauce? It's epic.
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have you tried nagaloo?
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was more thinking of the sauce as a pour over almost anying type thing.
still to me anyway it tastes overpowering with vinegar,
and i somtimes drink vinegar, so its abit odd :lol:
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I've tried neither (yet). Although if I can get hold of them, I'll probably try both!

But - I stand by the comment. Frank's is THE hot sauce that pretty much defined the Buffalo Wing. I spent some time in Buffalo back in (umm....) '87 and to be honest, there wasn't much there apart from the big waterfall and the chicken wings. I spoke to a lot of cooks at wing joints, and they pretty much ALL used Frank's hot sauce and butter.

I don't think it's a great - or even particularly good - sauce, but to me it's the one for "classic" US style Buffalo wings. Along with a good chunky blue cheese dip and some crunchy celery. I'm not saying wings can't be done better either - and that's an eternal journey :-)
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Pain Is Good do a great honey and habanero wing sauce which is also a corker. Yum.
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