Taste Test: Hot Sauces
Here are F&W's four favorite North American hot sauces available at supermarkets.
Tabasco Green Pepper Sauce
staff comment "Tart jalapeño taste."
interesting bite The mildest of Tabasco's sauces; the original is four times hotter.
Frank's RedHot XTRA Hot Cayenne Pepper Sauce
staff comment "Tangy vinegar kick."
interesting bite Frank's Original was the secret in the first Buffalo wings, created in 1964.
Louisiana Gold Pepper Sauce
staff comment "Rich, smoky depth."
interesting bite Developed for Louisiana chefs who wanted a Tabasco-cayenne mix.
Desert Pepper XXX Habanero Pepper Sauce
staff comment "Fiery, with fresh fruit flavor."
interesting bite A habanero-lime blend gives the sauce its searing flavor.