I love hot sauce. I normally have at least three different kinds of Tabasco waiting to use when needed. But I like variety.
A recent Sunday newspaper provided me with a 50c coupon for use on a bottle of Frank’s. So when I was out grabbing something else at our nearby supermarket, I thought I’d pick up a bottle. Alas, Frank’s bottle was priced roughly double what Texas Pete’s was – even after the coupon. So Pete won out.
And I had to point out to you that Texas Pete is not from Texas. He’s brewed in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.
Flavor? Pete’s is milder than Tabasco. I like it enough to recommend that you add it to your hot sauce arsenal. (Apologies that I haven’t yet tried Frank’s.)
This post is inspired by my blogging friend James Taylor. He said, “I literally put Tabasco sauce on everything…”
Finally, apologies to my overseas readers – I’m guessing Texas Pete has not taken his sauce outside these borders.
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Frank’s rates highest with America’s Test Kitchen after this taste testing: http://www.cooksillustrated.com/tastetests/overview.asp?docid=10047
You won’t be able to see the end results (you will have to pay to subscribe), but I’m telling you, Frank’s wins.
So I guess I have to fork over the big bucks…
There’s nothing wrong with having multiple hot sauces in the fridge, right?
Different strokes for different folks… =0)
I LOVE HOT SAUCES!!!
FWIW, I tend to use Texas Pete’s on chicken sandwiches and chicken strips. But I only use Frank’s Red Hot on buffalo wings.
Thanks for the shout out, Paul!
Very welcome, James. Happy to spread the good cheer of the value of spiciness.
kinda liking Cholula these days.
I enjoy hot sauce on everything except ice cream (and I don’t eat ice cream anymore!).
Cholula is good, Texas Pete is too, but I like Louisiana brand hot sauce quite a bit, lots of bang for the buck. Tabasco’s Jalapeno, the green stuff, is terrific too!
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