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10 Best Hot Chicken Sauces in the US

by chydchosen@gmail.com 30. June 2020 01:11

Some like it hot! Some like it not! If you are a fan of spicy meals the familiar bottle at the grocery store just won't cut it anymore. Maybe you’ve gotten used to your regular hot sauce or realized that its rather cool flavor doesn't give you the heat you are looking for.


At this point, it becomes necessary to explore other hot sauce brands and find a new favorite. Gratefully, the web makes it easy all the time! You can easily spot one on the web and have it delivered to your doorstep! But the real deal is, how do you know if its what you’re looking for?


Some persons like a variety of hot sauces and would probably have 4 or more brands in their fridge. Flavors, differ and so does the level of heat that comes with each brand, so shopping for hot sauces can be tricky as you'll be confronted with an array of hot sauce bottles filled with liquids in red, green, yellow, and orange.


To help you find the best hot sauce to fix any meal, we’ve put together a list of sauces from popular brands and not so popular brands that are quite flavourful and spicy!



1. Sriracha

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Sriracha is quite a popular brand for anyone who’s into hot sauces. It’s been around for decades and probably have made it to the table of many spicy food lovers. However, it’s not as spicy as other brands as it is slightly spicier than marinara sauce. It’s also quite sweet, as sweet as ketchup some may say. So, if you want a mild sauce to douse your noodles in, you might want to try Sriracha!


2. Cluckster’s Sauces


Speaking of buffalo wings and tacos, Cluckster’s sauces are a favorite too! Developed by the Cluck U Corp, this brand of sauces are a great combination with anything.


It’s been tested over the years by the Cluck U chicken restaurants and if you’ve seen reviews on the web, you now know why a restaurant like Cluck U South Orange ranks top in south orange new jersey!


The Cluckster’s Sauces come in a wide range of varieties and each has its unique flavor that endears fans to them. Including; the Mild BBQ, Atomic BBQ, Nuclear BBQ, Thermo Nuclear BBQ, Cajun BBQ, Honey mustard BBQ, Buffalo traditional, Teriyaki BBQ, Cluckster’s hot and the 911 sauce. The spiciest of them all is the favorite 911 sauce, great for buffalo wings!


3. Louisiana Hot Sauce


This sauce is medium spicy with a cayenne pepper base. It has quite a dose of sodium too, some may say, the highest of any hot sauce brand. So, if you stay away from salt, you might want to approach this with caution.

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However, the sauce is quite tasty and a favorite to many who like cayenne pepper in their meals. The Louisiana brand also has a variety of hot sauce aside from the tame original brand. Others you might spot at the grocery store are options like; the red chili, habanero, and aptly named Hotter than Hot sauces. Flavorful varieties are the Louisiana Brand chipotle, roasted garlic, roasted pepper, jalapeño, and Sweat Heat with Honey.


4. Tabasco


This sauce has been in vogue since 1868, and why? It’s hot! Created by the Mcllhenny family, this sauce has been made with the same recipe over the years. It’s an iconic red sauce known to be a really hot staple American condiment.

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However, it’s not as flavorful as you might expect and the lingering heat on your tongue after eating might require that you sip some milk with your meal. If you are a hot “hot sauce” lover and all you care for is the heat, you might want to try it out!


5. Frank’s RedHot Sauce

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This sauce is a staple! Its mild flavor allows you to enjoy this sauce with anything, from tacos to noodles. It’s also a favorite with buffalo wings! It comes in three varieties; Frank's RedHot Chile 'n Lime, Sweet Chili Sauce, and Hot Buffalo Wings Sauce!



6. Valentina Salsa Picante


It’s a popular brand with Mexicans and is a favorite to some. It has a medium consistency, thinner than the sriracha but thicker than Tabasco. It’s a simple blend of water, chili peppers, vinegar, salt, and spices. The original yellow label type has just the right amount of heat for anyone with a timid palate. But if you are an oldie and you’d like more heat, the black label type is extra hot!


7. Cholula

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Cholula is a brand that you’ll be safe to add to your kids’ meals, as it is relatively mild with a tangy flavor that reminds you of garlic. The brand has varieties also (sweet habanero, chili garlic, chili lime, green pepper, and chipotle), but the hottest of them all is the sweet habanero.


8. Crystal Hot Sauce


This hot sauce is an international favorite, Very popular with New Orleans as it originates from there. It’s a simple blend of aged cayenne peppers, salt, and distilled vinegar. This gives it a rich pepper flavor with a decent amount of heat.


9. Yellowbird Habanero Hot Sauce

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The yellowbird brand is made from fresh farm fruits and veggies. Hence, the brand is quite intolerant of chemicals and additives. You may not find one readily at any retail store but there’s a good chance you’d get a bottle with natural food retailers.







10. Tapatio


First made in 1971 by Jose-Luis Saveedera in California; It’s a hottish brand with a dose of sodium. However, the watery consistency might not be a favorite to many. The current varieties include a Habanero, Blue Agave Sriracha, Serrano, Jalapeño, and Ghost pepper sauce.

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The original habanero is the spiciest of the sauces, and also one of the most creative combinations of flavors. A blend of habanero peppers, organic cane sugar, and tangerine, lime concentrates, carrots, onions. This bright orange sauce is spicy, sweet, and citrusy.



Do you have a favorite hot sauce? Do let us know in the comment section below.

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Reasons why you shouldn’t eat hot sauce or maybe you should

by chydchosen@gmail.com 30. June 2020 01:03

Some persons love their meals spicy, while some do not. While there are a couple of condiments you can add to your dish to smack some taste into it, hot sauces seem to be a favorite! Whether used when cooking or right before you dig into your noodles, a good shake of hot sauce always brings the heat!

Like every other thing you eat, hot sauce does have an impact on your body's metabolism. Just immediately after you take a bite or sometime in the future, a whole lot can happen in your body.



Here are the sweet things and not so sweet things about taking hot sauce! If you are a lover of hot sauce, you might want to love it a little bit more. But if you are a newbie, take a seat as I introduce you to the wonders of hot sauce!


Your tongue might be on fire

Talk about sweet pain! Some persons just love the burn! But you do not always have to burn while taking hot sauce. If you’ve ever had a bite of raw chili pepper, then maybe you are already familiar with this pain. However, not all hot sauces are that hot! Some just give you the right amount of flavor and heat without burning your tongue.


But not to worry, hot sauces do not cause any damage to your tongue. Your tongue may burn for a few minutes but your tissues are well intact. However, if you like to have some heat but not for long, a sip of milk always cools the tongue.

That characteristic burning sensation comes from the spice inducing molecule found in chili peppers called capsaicin. When you take hot sauce this spice-inducing molecule binds to the pain and temperature receptors of your tongue, then you feel the heat! Even though you are just fine.


Thermogenesis happens to you

Don’t rack your brain over it. It’s simply the production of heat in your body. When you take a bite of something spicy, your internal temperature rises. This means that you may get a runny nose, your face, or other parts of your body may turn red, you may also sweat. This is due to the rush of blood into your capillaries. Nothing to worry about. If you have nasal congestion, a hot meal might do you some good. Just make sure you have some tissues handy.




Hot sauces are a mood lifter

There is just something extra asides the burn! After you experience the explosion of heat on your tongue, your body’s nervous system release endorphins.

Endorphins are hormones that make you happy. Yup! They also help you cope with the pain by making the nerves on your tongue more tolerant. So there’s just excitement with the heat.


It increases your heart rate

When you eat a “hot” meal, the amount of blood flowing towards your stomach increases. It also increases overall blood circulation which causes your heart rate to increases. So don’t be surprised if your heart pounds a bit faster than usual. Exciting right?


Hot sauces will make your mouth water

You’re not only going to deal with a runny nose, but you might also want to keep a napkin close. Your body has its coping mechanism and to deal with all that capsaicin, your mouth will produce enough saliva to clear out the pain.




Hot “hot sauce” might give you a heartburn

If you’re one who is prone to heartburn, you might want to avoid a hotter than hot sauce like the 911 sauce. You can opt for less hot sauces! (Good thing is, there are a variety of hot sauces in that category).

The initial sensation you feel in your chest may not likely be heartburn. It’s most likely the capsaicin binding to the receptors in your throat. However, it can also lead to heartburn when the capsaicin causes the muscular valve of your stomach to stay open for long.

This allows acid to move into the esophagus and the result is a HEARTBURN. So, you might also want to keep an antacid handy if you’re going to try a hotter than hot sauce!


Hot sauce will help clear out seasonal allergies

A study has shown that the capsaicin in chili pepper and cayenne help clear up congestion. So, if you experience seasonal allergies, some hot chicken soup might help!


You will lose some weight.

Hot sauce slows down your food intake. So, you don’t get to eat so much! Asides that, the capsaicin increases your body metabolism which helps you burn more fat and makes your weight loss more successful. So, it adds that flavor and heat but no extra calories!




Hot sauces help maintain your blood pressure!

Ok, this doesn’t happen after one meal, certainly! But, a study has shown that eating hot meals over time affects your blood pressure. The capsaicin molecule helps your blood vessels relax, lowering your overall blood pressure.

It might seem weird since hot sauce sends you running all over the place. But the study has also shown that capsaicin present in chili peppers and cayenne promotes the release of nitric oxide in the blood. This helps lower your overall blood pressure.


It suppresses prostate cancer cells

Of course this doesn’t happen all at once, but over time you can see the effect. A study has shown that capsaicin helps inhibit the growth of cancerous cells in the prostate. Considering the projection that 14% of men in the US are likely to have prostate cancer in their lifetime, you might want to add hot meals to your food regime. After all you have everything to benefit!




The hot sauce helps you live longer

Ok, as farfetched as that might sound, its something to take note of. According to data from a study carried out by BMJ on a large population, it was discovered that there is a correlation between longevity of life and consumption of spicy meals ( after adjusting for other risk factors of course).


So, thanks to Mother Nature! There’s so much health benefit with that heat!

Are you a lover of hot meals? Or you’re just curious as to the benefits? We hope you’ll see more reasons to join us in our club of hot sauce lovers.

Cluckster’s hot sauces just give the right amount of flavor and heat that anyone would fall in love with. Good thing they come in so many varieties!

Do share these benefits with your friends!

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