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Best Bottled Wing Sauce

What do you all think is the best brand of bottled hot wing sauce?

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  1. I am partial to Texas Pete "Buffalo Style Chicken Wing Barbecue Sauce." I have no idea why it's called barbecue sauce.

    It has a good mix of flavor and heat.

    1. Surely we can get some more input on such a "hot" topic. Frank's, of course, is the classic and the most famous. But I'm curious about some of the more obscure brands out there and if they're any good?

      1. I use the Texas Pete sauce, and I also like the Hooter's 3 Mile island for a little extra zip. I like mixing texas pete with sweet chili sauce (the thai stuff, not the hotdog stuff) when I want something a little different.

        1. Defcon sauces are my favorite prepared wing sauce. They have all kinds of Scovie awards and Fiery Food Challenge ribbons. Just heat it through, mix it with your wings and serve.

          Defcon 2 is plenty hot but you can go hotter if you wish.


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            1. I have just tired two sauces from Wings To Go, a restaurant franchise company from MD, Hot and Homicide and both were very good. The Hot was as it should be , hot not burning but the homicide was Heat in a bottle plus it had very good taste. Your mind was "don't touch that stuff again" but you taste buds were saying"but it taste so good" I want to try the other sauces they list on the web but I live to far from any of the units to visit them.

              1. Well, this is boring, but Frank's Red Hot warmed up with a chunk of butter and splash of vinegar for a good buffalo wing. Frank's also makes a wing sauce that is fine.

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                1. re: Shann

                  Add a 1/4 cup of brown sugar to the sauce and stir until the sugar melts and you have the best sticky and spicy wings ever.

                2. I like the Wing Time sauces. It's thicker than plain hot sauce and not too vinegary.


                  1. I have tried just about all of them. The best by FAR is the Budweiser Hot Wing sauce. It is pretty hot with an absolutely AMAZING flavor. It is head and shoulders above Franks, or Tx Pete. It has a zesty flavor on several levels. In second place are the Wing Time sauces. I don't like sauces that are just hot with no flavor. Both of the above have very good flavor.

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                    1. re: Candlewizard

                      I've come around to the wang school of just using Frank's and butter, and then zipping it up mightily with a pepper sauce of my choice. Lately it's been Arizona Gunslinger Habanero Chipotle.