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In my house, everyone has a different heat level preference when it comes to our food. My daughter likes things relatively mild…I like things kicked up just a tad…and my husband and son aren’t happy unless they have tears running down their faces from the heat of their dinner! It makes cooking for the family a little challenging sometimes! But then I discovered the Franks Red HotHeat Scale of sauces and cooking became a whole lot easier!
I usually make my dishes on the mild side and let everyone season to taste with dried jalapenos or Frank’s Red Hot sauce. I was recently sent a few sauces from Frank’s to try out and my son was THRILLED when he opened the box.
He couldn’t wait to try out the different types of hot sauce we received. You have probably seen these sauces on the shelf at your local grocery store but here is a little bit about Frank’s RedHot Sauce if you haven’t heard of it:
The rich heritage of Frank’s RedHot dates back to 1918 when pepper farmer Adam Estilette partnered with Jacob Frank in New Iberia, Louisiana, to create a sauce perfectly spiced with the rich flavor of cayenne peppers. Two years later, in 1920, the first bottle of Frank’s RedHot Sauce emerged from Estilette’s pickling plant.
Franks RedHot sauces come in a number of different varieties, depending on your heat preference and what you are going to serve it with. Here are the varieties you can choose from. The perfect sauce will depend on where on the Franks RedHot Heat Scale your tastebuds fall.
Frank’s RedHot® Original Cayenne Pepper Sauce
Frank’s RedHot® XTRA Hot Cayenne Pepper Sauce
Frank’s RedHot® Sweet Chili Sauce
Frank’s RedHot® Chile ‘n Lime™ Hot Sauce
Frank’s RedHot® Buffalo Wings Sauce
Frank’s RedHot® Hot Buffalo Wings Sauce
Frank’s RedHot® Kickin’ BBQ™ Sauce
Frank’s RedHot® THICK™ Sauce
None of these sauces contain MSG and they are all gluten-free. If you would like to purchase them, head over and submit your email to print some great coupons!
So, what did I think of these sauces? The first one I tried out was the Sweet Chili Sauce. It is a lightly sweet and zesty sauce made with fresh chilies. It is not smooth but has a bit of a texture to it, unlike the other Frank’s sauces I tried. I served it with some Baked Chicken Fingers and really enjoyed the flavor. It is a great blend of sweetness with just a touch of heat. Mild enough for just about everyone!
The next sauce we tried out was the Frank’s RedHot® Original Cayenne Pepper Sauce. We made a batch of Spicy Cabbage Soup for lunch one day and used Frank’s to kick up the flavor a little bit. It provided a good amount of heat to the dish without changing the flavor of the soup all that much. I will be posting the recipe for it next week so stop back by and check it out!
The Original THICK™ Sauce is similar in flavor to the sauce used in our soup but it is thicker…better for dipping things in like wings or even French fries! You could put it on a burger, taco, chicken nugget…anywhere you want a little bit of heat! Since I fall low on Frank’s RedHot Scoville scale, I will be sticking to the milder sauces!
I was really impressed with the three varieties of Frank’s RedHot that I was sent. With the wide variety of flavors they offer, you are sure to find something to fit your taste buds. Which Frank’s Red Hot spice level is perfect for YOU?
Diane is a professional blogger and nationally certified pharmacy technician at Good Pill Pharmacy. She earned her BS in Microbiology at the University of New Hampshire and has worked in cancer research, academics, and biotechnology. Concern over the growing incidence of human disease and the birth of her children led her to begin living a more natural life. She quickly realized that the information she was learning along the way could be beneficial to many others and started blogging and freelance writing to share this knowledge with others. Learn more about her HERE.