Tabasco is the indisputable “Grandfather” of American hot sauces, but in the grand scheme of things they are still playing catch-up. And so here is a review of their “Buffalo Style” Hot Sauce. Following in their footsteps of adopting Habanero, Chipotle, Sweet and Spicy, and Garlic, the McIlhenny Family has finally jumped on the “Buffalo Style” sauce bandwagon… and as a result have produced a superior sauce that trumps the old stalwart of Franks RedHot.
Read on for our pics and comments…
Ingredients: red cayenne pepper, distilled vinegar, water, salt, garlic
Texture & Appearance: – Bright red, with a light-to-medium thickness. A good looking hot wing sauce.
Taste Straight Up: – Smacking of garlic, it still produces that classic Tabasco taste.
Heat Level: – Mildly hot… yet milder than Tabasco’s original sauce. Tabasco includes their standard “restrictor cap” – while it does sport a larger opening than most caps, it is unnecessary here, as the sauce is not so hot you need to restrict the flow. We popped it off immediately.
Label/Graphics: Classic Tabasco style labeling
Overall Rating (Taste on Food, Final Thoughts): – Remarkably good on fried chicken wings. In my opinion, it’s better than Frank’s, the original “buffalo wing” sauce. But having to use almost a full 5 oz bottle for just 12 wings makes it considerably more expensive than most wing sauces.
On the bottle of Tabasco Buffalo Style Sauce is a recipe for “Buffalo Chicken Wings From Scratch” that we do not agree with, but have modified the recipe to fit us and you, our readers. Because, on the bottle, it suggests you bake the wings on a foil-lined pan in a 425° oven for one hour. Okay, you might want to bake your wings if you are really in a pinch, but please don’t. Unless you are going to follow our 3 Step Wing Recipe – Bake, Fry, Toss.
The Tabasco Buffalo Style Hot Sauce is so new, it’s not in their current printed catalog (2010-2011), and so far is only available in the 5 ounce bottle. Since Tabasco offers all of their other sauces in 1 Gallon jugs, I imagine it’s only a matter of time until this flavor is also available in other sizes.
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Disclaimer: We purchased this product for our own personal use and review purposes. No compensation was received. The thoughts and opinions expressed are our own.