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Bud Hot Wing Sauce

Nothing goes together greater than beer and wings.  Weekends, games and a bunch a friends grilling up some fabulous chicken wings and ribs bring to mind great times and delicious food.  Here is a hot wing sauce that you many want to check out.

Budweiser Hot Wing Sauce is made by the executive chefs from the Kingsmill Resort in Williamsburg, VA.  Together with the brew masters of Anheuser-Busch, they have come together to perfect a delicious recipe for this wing sauce.  This is a moderate to medium heat sauce with a nice butter flavor, a vinegary tang and a great pepper … Continue Reading

Wilbur’s Revenge Hot Sauce

Are you in the mood for something hot and spicy?  Something that is going to burn you up and wake up those taste buds too?  We have been hearing a lot about Wilbur’s Revenge Hot Sauce so we thought we would go and check it out and see if it is something we can carry for you at Insane Chicken to add to our large selection of Hot Sauces.

Famous Dave’s Wilbur’s Revenge Hot Sauce is a popular name brand hot sauce that most hot pepper sauce aficionados love. This hot sauce prides itself on being hot, spicy and very flavorful and many people state that they love the very peppery taste that is evident in this sauce.  The flavor of this hot sauce is stated to be “unique” as compared to many of the hot sauces out in the marketplace as it focuses on the flavors of the pepper not on the Heat. Continue Reading

Westlow’s Bonney Pepper Sauce

If you like trying different and interesting pepper sauce flavors, then I have one for you today.  Westlow’s Bonney Pepper Sauce is made in Barbados, West Indies by a blend of ripe Bonney peppers, onions, mustard flour, wheat flour, salt, sugar, tumeric & vinegar. The sauce is a mustard yellow color and not red like traditional hot sauces.

This Bonney hot pepper sauce has a very distinct aroma and a very distinct flavor and is unlike most other hot pepper sauces found in North America. This pepper sauce is fantastic with chicken, fish and egg dishes and makes a great condiment … Continue Reading

Wicked Cactus Sauce Head Hunter’s Paradise Hot Sauce Review

Spot a bottle of this Wicked Cactus sauce up on the shelf, pull it down, and boom! You’re sucked in by the time you finish reading the first line on the label.  While the aesthetically pleasing label and bold, assertive typeface don’t hurt its cause, it’s the deep, pigmented color of the sauce on the other side of the glass that will initially catch your attention.

Once you find yourself cracking beyond the safety seal and pouring a generous helping of the sauce onto your eggs (mine were scrambled with mushrooms and onion), you’ll next notice its salsa-like consistency and appreciate the flecks of spices dotting the liquid.  And upon lifting a bit of smothered eggs to your mouth, you’ll discover that the sauce has an unusually wonderful, thick texture and a bold, smoky taste. Continue Reading

Envy Hot Sauce Review

I have to admit, my mindset going into trying Envy Hot Sauce for the first time was not a fair one – I enjoy green sauces immensely, but had yet to find one with a distinctive enough flavor to stop me from automatically grabbing my personal standby, a certain green jalapeño sauce that you may have been privy to yourself at some point or another.  So I wasn’t expecting to sell the farm upon cracking open this new venture into green territory.  Despite a near heart-attack upon staring into the (unexpected) pair of wide green eyes printed on the side of the bottle’s label, my overall first impression of  it was favorable: the sauce had a thinner consistency than the green sauces I had dabbled in before, but it boasted a lime/citrus smell and flecks of a spice (cilantro?) swirled inside of the glass bottle.  Continue Reading

Da Bomb Beyond Insanity Review

“Da Bomb,” a version of “The Bomb,” may refer to a nuclear weapon, ala the atomic bomb, or to an English language idiom to characterize something as awesome (for example, “did you see the concert last night?  It was ‘da bomb!’” Unfortunately for everyone involved, this hot sauce’s flavors embodied more of the former definition and contained no trace of the latter.

From the moment that I held the small glass bottle that houses Da Bomb Beyond Insanity in my hot little hand, I was wary.  Reminiscent of the bottle that Alice discovers labeled “Drink Me” in Lewis Carroll’s “Alice in Wonderland,” I had an inkling that this hot sauce was going to either make me immediately smaller (as a direct result of shedding layers of clothes due to Da Bomb’s heat index), or swiftly grow larger (as my tongue swelled with spice/heat).  But which would it be? Continue Reading

Black Pepper Stir-Fry Sauce

For our readers that love to cook delicious Asian meals, a very popular ingredient to the traditional fish, chicken or beef with veggies and rice is the sauce that brings everything together.  Far Eastern cuisine is known for their spicy yet delicious, easy to make sauces that stir-fry up in just a second and really transform the dish.  A popular one is the Black Pepper Stir-Fry sauce and it is very simple and quick.

This Black Pepper Stir-Fry sauce is used mainly in Thai dishes but is also used in some Chinese dishes too. It is mainly used in chicken or … Continue Reading

Mad Dog Liquid Fire Hot Sauce Review

Mad Dog Liquid Fire is the ideal introduction to the world of hot sauces.  After removing the screw-on cap and taking your first whiff of the bottle, your nose hairs will still be intact, your vision unblurred by the tame promise of the heat (or lack of heat) to come.

Your first tentative taste will reveal a vinegary liquid with a smooth consistency, mild smell and a flavor that is easy on the palate. However, what this sauce lacks in heat it makes up for in flavor.  Mad Dog’s hot sauces have long been a favorite – the company consistently offers its customers a variety of products with an array of levels of heat, from mild to ring your bell hot.  Yet Mad Dog still manages to never sacrifice flavor in the name of scoring a high number on a ‘hotness’ scale. Continue Reading

Mad Dog 357 Ghost Hot Sauce Review

It’s hard to ignore a bottle of hot sauce with an intense hologram on its label.  It’s even harder to over look it once your read the text (text that is set over silver, reflective skulls I might add) on the side of the bottle and its sweet nothings become imprinted in your brain: “Ever seen a ghost?  One taste of Mad Dog 357 Ghost Pepper Hot Sauce and you will – your own!”  This ghost pepper edition boasts a full, hearty flavor that tastes of pine and has a sweet smell that doesn’t overpower your dining experience.  After tentatively dousing a baked sweet potato in the thick, syrupy sauce, my first coated bite revealed a serving of heat that was both immediate and all encompassing in flavor.  The sweet taste filled my mouth, and my dinner date deemed the sauce simply “physically hot” in its nature.  Continue Reading

Checking out Heine Hurtin’ Hot Sauce

Have you heard about the Heine Hurtin’ Sweet n Hot Sauce?  This is a cool twist on a traditional dipping sauce as it is similar to a spreadable jelly.  Some people do not care for a BBQ type sauce with the tomato base.  This sauce can be used in several different ways too and it is a pure and simple sauce that you may want to check out.

The Heine Hurtin’ Sweet n Hot Sauce is also known as Heine Hurtin’ Jelly or Heine Hurtin’ Hot Sauce, but whatever you call it, it comes in an 8oz jar that is simple to use.  It really is a Jelly that is made for meat so the name is a misnomer.  The taste is sweet with a mild Jalapeno heat. Continue Reading

Ultra Hot Mad Dog Ghost Pepper BBQ Sauce Review

As someone who religiously tops pizza with hot sauce and in turn dips the crust in barbeque sauce, Mad Dog’s Ghost BBQ Sauce and its promise to serve up an “intense BBQ experience” immediately intrigued me.  I’ve had a few run-ins with Mad Dog’s Original BBQ Sauce in my day, but I’ve also found myself toeing the line with the ghost pepper (or Bhut Jolokia) as of late, a pepper that has a history of providing a hefty dose of spice and has caused my eyes to tear up on more than one occasion.   Feelings about the ghost pep aside, Mad Dog has had my number for years, and it didn’t take a huge leap of faith for me to pour a generous amount of this new sauce on to my plate.  And “pour” is the optimal word here – after a good shake, the sauce flowed out from the bottle’s wide mouth with ease and pooled into a puddle next to my pizza.  There was nothing watery in the least about this sauce.  Continue Reading

Buddha Bill’s Peach Habanero Hot Sauce Review

Buddha Bill’s Tequila Lime Hot Sauce is a recent discovery and a favorite of mine. That’s why I was surprised and happy as hell to see Buddha Bill’s Peach Habanero Hot Sauce. I really love shaken’ those peaches, especially with my hot sauces, so I opened this one with a big grin on my face, ready to enjoy the fruit and heat combination. I didn’t expect the heat to be too intense, of course, since most of the peach and pepper combos I’ve had the pleasure of ingesting are usually quite mild. While Buddha Bill’s Peach Habanero Hot Sauce is by no means one of those sauces that will make you blow fire from the rear exit, it is quite a bit warmer than most other peach and pepper combinations I’ve had the pleasure of sampling. Peaches, orange habanero peppers, apple cider vinegar, orange juice, and brown sugar are the ingredients that come together in this beautifully crafted peach-colored sauce. Pour some on a spoon and take a taste to get the full effect before combining it with anything else. Continue Reading

Bee Sting Honey ‘n’ Habanero Pepper Sauce Review

Two of my favorite combinations are sweet and heat.Honey is one of the finest ingredients you can combine with peppers to give you this exquisite combination. Short of walking into a hive full of bees, Bee Sting Honey ‘n’ Habanero Hot Sauce is one of the best ways to get the taste of honey with the bite of a habanero pepper. My first impulse when I twist the cap off this stuff is to pour it on a spoon and take it straight. In fact, this sauce is excellent (not kidding here) for someone who has a cold. Forget the cough syrup. Bee Sting Honey ‘n’ Habanero soothes the throat and helps open the sinus cavities and it tastes a lot better than cough syrup. I wouldn’t lie to you. This isn’t something I could make up. There’s another way I use this sauce. I started by accident. It makes a great pancake syrup. The honey provides the sweetness you expect from a pancake syrup and the habaneros give your cakes a nice little kick. Continue Reading

Baron Blazing Hot Pepper Sauce Review

Baron Blazing Hot Pepper Sauce is a useful piquant sauce. The pungent aroma helps enhance the sharp tang and the slight burn of the scotch bonnet peppers used to craft this sauce. Besides the scotch bonnets, this sauce contains nothing but vinegar, some salt, and a few spices. Many of these piquant sauces are made using cayenne or similar peppers, so I was happy to taste the scotch bonnets here.

In my book, the use of the scotch bonnets is what sets this sauce apart from other similar sauces. They give it a little better kick than most of the piquant classified sauces I’ve tasted, and I absolutely love the flavor of the scotch bonnet, so I find myself using this sauce frequently when I eat anything of the Mexican persuasion. The rich red color of this sauce is appealing and the flavor is smooth, providing a perfect complement to these foods. Continue Reading

Bethany Blues Papaya Grillin’ Sauce Review

I know a girl named Bethany and she rarely has the blues, so I knew this sauce wasn’t hers. Actually, it comes from Bethany Beach in Delaware. As far as beaches go, you don’t hear about Bethany Beach all that much, but you should hear about this grilling sauce because it’s quite nice. Flexible, too, since while it’s called a grilling sauce, on the side of the label it’s referred to as a “dipping sauce and marinade for grilled or smoked pork, beef, seafood, chicken or wild game.”

That sounds nearer to the target because Bethany Blues Papaya Grillin’ Sauce has very little in the way of viscosity going for it. In other words, it won’t coat a piece of meat on a grill the way a traditional barbecue sauce would. Continue Reading

Uncle Dougie’s Chicago Style Chicken Wing Marinade Review

I want you to know that I am writing this immediately – I mean, immediately – after sampling the product. In fact, my nose is still running from the peppery heat. I love hot wings and I make them often, but Uncle Dougie’s Chicago Style Wing Sauce proves that you can teach on old dougie – er, doggie – new tricks.

Dougie prints a recipe for the wings right on the label, and though it differed from I usually make wings, I decided to do it his way. Well, right now, his way is the only way as far as I’m concerned. These were some very tasty wings and while they weren’t deadly hot, they had a nice even spiciness that made my nose run, my brow sweat, and my mouth asking for more.
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Bacon Hot Pepper Sauce Review

There’s nothing like waking up to the sizzle of bacon in the frying pan, the aroma of the bacon wafting through the ear, complemented by fresh coffee and a couple of eggs over easy. Nothing like it, that is, unless you’ve got a bottle of Bacon Hot Sauce sitting on your breakfast table you can use to augment your breakfast cuisine.

This is one of the most unique combinations I’ve tasted in a long time — hot sauce with the taste of bacon. The combination is something completely different and quite tasty.

This is a hot sauce first and foremost, made with the cayenne peppers and New Mexico chiles. The combination of these two peppers, balanced with sugar and bacon flavor that offers up a mild taste treat designed to complement whatever dish you use it with. Bacon hot sauce does not have a sever burn. Continue Reading

Blair’s Death Rain Cajun Seasoning Review

I could make this review very short by simply stating that Blair’s Death Rain Cajun Seasoning is the best chile pepper-based seasoning I’ve ever tasted. But I’ll reveal more. It’s worth it.

First of all, if it says Blair on the label, you know two things: it’s going to be good and it’s going to be hot. And Death Rain is definitely good and hot – and this is the medium version, too, though the label still says “Warning!” This delightful, burnt-sienna-colored spice blend is composed of cayenne pepper, garlic, onion, paprika, salt, celery seed, rosemary, oregano, turmeric, and sage. Clearly, this mix is a foodie’s dream, delivering not just good heat but also a blend of delightful flavors that you’d probably want on your food anyway. Continue Reading

Arrogant Bastard Ale Jalapeno Heat Hot Sauce Review

With a name like Arrogant Bastard Ale Jalapeno Heat, you know this sauce is going to be really tasty or simply overly bloated bravado in a bottle. The former is the case here. Arrogant Bastard Ale Jalapeno Heat is aptly named. This is a prime example of gourmet flavor in a bottle.

Go ahead, open yours, grab a spoon, and pour a liberal amount for sampling. You’ll find a mild burn backed by the smooth, delicious taste of the Arrogant Bastard Ale that plays such an important role in the flavor notes of this sauce. The smooth taste of the ale lingers on your tongue long after you’ve tasted the sauce.This is a thin, highly pourable sauce that is rounded out with tomato paste, vinegar, honey, lemon juice, evaporated cane juice, red peppers, jalapeno, some salt, and a little garlic. Continue Reading

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. Continue Reading

Deadman Hot Sauce Review

Back in the 1960s, Jan and Dean sang, “You won’t come back from deadman’s curve,” and it proved prescient when Jan was in a car accident on the same road mentioned in the song and suffered brain damage that lasted until he died a few years ago. Today, we have Deadman Hot Sauce, sporting a label that has the name of the sauce printed on yellow police tape and a chalk outline of a body with a bottle of the sauce lying nearby. Does this mean you won’t survive this sauce?

Well, there are no guarantees in life so who’s to say? But I will guarantee that you won’t find many classic red hot sauces that are hotter or more flavorful than Deadman. This is a sauce worth dying for because unlike most classic red hot sauces that are made with aged cayenne peppers, Deadman Hot Sauce is made with…er, aged red peppers. Continue Reading

Hot Pepper Sauce Review

There are thousands and thousands of hot pepper sauce fans around the world and many of these hot pepper sauce fans will sample hundreds of sauces and then write reviews on what they thought about the sauce. You will find these hot sauce reviews published in newspapers, foodie and/or cooking magazines and on various web sites and right here on our blog.

It is important that when you are reading various hot pepper sauce reviews to remember that every taste tester has different taste buds and likes and dislikes. So just because one person likes such and such brand of … Continue Reading

Key Lime BBQ Sauce Review

When I think of key limes, I think of key lime pie. I didn’t expect this deep reddish-brown sauce to taste like key lime pie. But the other thing I generally use lime juice for are margaritas. And lo and behold, there really is tequila in Key West Key Lime BBQ Sauce! Which is not to say it tastes like a margarita because it doesn’t. But that’s OK, because I don’t want a barbecue sauce that tastes like a margarita. I want a  barbecue sauce with a rich, robust flavor and that’s exactly what this sauce delivers.

The ingredients are fairly standard for the most part: tomatoes, brown sugar, sugar, corn syrup, soy sauce, tequila, Worcestershire sauce, lime juice, New Mexico chiles (would love to know exactly what those are), garlic, onion, salt, spices, and natural mesquite flavor. Continue Reading

Bacon Hot Sauce Review

Bacon Hot SauceHello fellow Chili Head’s!
 

Life is good in our family home as our fertile vegetable garden is maturing and the anticipation grows of this year’s annual family sauce production/barbeque approaches.  Northern California can be a tough place for chili peppers to grow outside. Too much water and not enough incinerating heat can really slow fruit production. Fortunately for me, I have friends back east that are growing the new “Butch T” Scorpion Pepper (The new world’s hottest) and some Bhut Jolokia Peppers (The Worlds second hottest) and shortly I will be placing my … Continue Reading

Wicked Cactus Head Hunter’s Paradise Hot Sauce

Wicked Cactus hand-crafts its sauces in small batches to ensure quality, freshness, and heat. They do not disappoint. Case in point: Head Hunter’s Paradise Hot Sauce, a fine concoction of pineapple, apple cider vinegar, smoked habanero, oranges, red bell pepper, salt, and spices.

With all that fruit, I doubted whether the habaneros would come through in force, and especially the unique smoked flavor. But as I said, it did not disappoint. Wonderfully thick and chunky, Head Hunter’s Paradise is both sweet and savory, hot and fruity, and decidedly smoky. Salsa-like in consistency, it had more the feel of a very spicy barbecue sauce than a table condiment. But frankly, it could serve just as well in either capacity. Continue Reading

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