Defcon Defense Condition All-Purpose Wing Sauce Review
I’m a guy who likes big flavors and frankly, while I love buffalo wings I rarely make them. That’s because I make buffalo drumsticks. Bigger, get it? So when I got my hands on a bottle of Defcon’s wing sauce, I immediately went out and bought some nice meaty drumsticks. I seasoned them, backed them for an hour, tossed them with butter, then poured on the Defcon. (Just as a side note, I’m not a big fan of either celery or bleu cheese dressing; I prefer a nice, vinegary cole slaw as a side to my drumsticks.)
And then I ate them. All of them. This stuff was awesome. And while it’s only the medium heat version, they were plenty spicy; spicy enough for most people except the freaks (like me) who like really, really, spicy wings. But these completely satisfied my needs for both heat and flavor. Defcon contains aged cayenne peppers, distilled vinegar, water, salt, garlic powder, cayenne peppers (again? Unaged, this time?), cream (adds a touch of extra richness to help it cling to the chicken skin), white wine vinegar, and natural flavors. The label notes that it is both MSG-free and gluten-free.
The double doses of cayenne peppers and vinegars are the most pronounced flavors. The garlic comes through as well, but fresh garlic would have been better than garlic powder. Some buffalo wings sauces contain butter or something intended to approximate butter, but I prefer to toss with butter before applying sauce, and I liked the addition of cream to Defcon’s sauce.
All in all, Defcon’s wing sauce, delivered the big flavor and good, strong kick in the lips that I crave from my buffalo wings (or, in this case, drumsticks). I would highly recommend this sauce over just about any other commercial wing sauce I’ve tried.
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