Hooters 3 Mile Island Wing Sauce Review
Hooters 3 Mile Island Wing Sauce is a hot combination of pepper ingredients that include aged red cayenne peppers, aged red Tabasco peppers, jalapeno peppers, and aged habanero peppers. While this sauce isn’t going to burn any holes in your tongue, it’s quite a bit hotter than the original Hooters Wing Sauce.
Hooters 3 Mile Island is a classic wing sauce with an appealing flavor and enough heat to warm your lips and keep them that way. There’s a bit of a heavy vinegar overtone to the sauce, but it disappears in the cooking process, leaving behind a peppery heat.
Besides being a classic wing sauce, Hooters 3 Mile Island made a great chili addition. The consistency of the sauce, as well as the flavor, is well suited to Texas style chili with big hunks of steak, peppers, and onions.
For me, I’d rather use the original Hooters Wing Sauce on my chicken wings, but 3 Mile Island works as an awesome steak sauce, a kicker for beef stew, and as a topping for baked chicken breast. I tried this sauce in baked beans too.
There’s not a real distinction in flavor between the pepper ingredients, which is why the Hooters 3 Mile Island is better for blending with foods than it is for coating foods. With a lot of sauces, the ingredients are so distinct from one another that I go out of my way to find something to eat them on. With 3 Mile Island, I like the way it adds to the flavors of something like a pot of chili, but as a sauce I want to lick off my fingers, it doesn’t work for me. There are many sauces more suited to this.
All that aside, there’s no doubt 3 Mile Island will find its share of fans. The slightly-warm-without-going-over-the-top taste will appeal to all but the most hardcore heat fans, and the straight, no-pretense hot pepper combination will please classic wing sauce lovers.
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