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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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