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Frank's RedHot?

CTownFeedR Oct 24, 2007 01:07 AM

Craving wings and the best place to get them is from my own kitchen. Thing is, I need Frank's RedHot to make them right. I've checked the local supermarkets in my area but no luck. Nothing on the online grocery sites either. Has anyone noticed it anywhere?



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    kindally Jul 21, 2009 12:14 PM

    You can get Franks Redhot from americansweets.co.uk. If you're used to buying it in the US you'll be apalled at the price, but, the even sell gallons of the stuff.

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    1. re: kindally
      zuriga1 Jul 21, 2009 02:27 PM

      Panzer's at St. John's Wood has quite a few American products, too, but I didn't see Franks there on a recent visit. I did see A-1 steak sauce.... and Bacos. I left the Bacos on the shelf because they were £2.95. :-)

      1. re: kindally
        Sosa Hudds Jul 22, 2009 03:12 PM

        Seen Frank's Red Hot in Asda, Tesco & Sainsburys of late. Not exactly hard to get hold of,

        1. re: Sosa Hudds
          CTownFeedR Jul 23, 2009 05:57 AM

          Not now, no. 20 months ago when this post was made it was a different story.

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        Just One Bite Feb 20, 2009 03:38 PM

        Heals on Tottenham Court Road has all the flavors! I saw them yesterday.

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          portseven Feb 20, 2009 01:33 AM

          You can get it in most Tesco's or Sainsburys now. I have a stock of bottles from local supermarkets, from here in the wilds of the Derbyshire Peak District

          Regards the cooking of the Wings, do people fry or bake? I have been baking, under the possibly unfounded assumption that it's not as unhealthy

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          1. re: portseven
            zuriga1 Feb 20, 2009 05:09 AM

            The authentic 'Buffalo wings,' from whence they originated (I think) are actually fried first and then coated in the sauce. You can find some instructions on Wiki. I'm from NY and never knew that. I would have thought they were just baked.

            1. re: zuriga1
              CTownFeedR Feb 20, 2009 09:03 AM

              Deep fried, then coated in sauce is the appropriate method.

              A note on deep frying. If you use a healthy oil such as canola and do not re-use the oil, frying is not that unhealthy.


              1. re: CTownFeedR
                zuriga1 Feb 20, 2009 11:57 AM

                I've never made my own but did see Frank's today at my local Tesco. I'm pondering.....

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            abryan Feb 17, 2009 08:35 AM

            Whole Foods in Kensington definitely has it.

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              Ruth2009 Feb 17, 2009 07:45 AM

              I think yankee soda have it

              1. iheartcupcakes Feb 16, 2009 04:27 AM

                I love Franks Red Hot and by chance Sainsburys Magazine (which I always buy) has a voucher for money off this month. I usually get it in Waitrose or Whole Foods (which is of course more expensive!)

                Glad you found it :)

                1. Withnail42 Dec 31, 2007 06:02 AM

                  I was walking through Maylebone a couple of weeks ago when I passed a place that claimed it specialized in American goods. It was closed at the time and unfortunately the name escapes me. I'll see if I can dig it up.

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                  1. re: Withnail42
                    Slappywag Feb 15, 2009 06:17 AM

                    FOUND IT IN LONDON!!

                    Sainsbury in Vauxhall stocks them...What a sweet day...

                    1. re: Slappywag
                      CTownFeedR Feb 15, 2009 07:56 AM

                      Awesome news. I guess I can no longer say that Vauxhall's only redeeming quality is Hot Stuff...

                      1. re: CTownFeedR
                        Nii Feb 16, 2009 03:49 PM

                        It's sold in Waitrose, as well as ASDA.

                      2. re: Slappywag
                        themags Feb 15, 2009 01:04 PM

                        Waitrose in Holloway Road (Nags Head, North London N7) has Franks. I was in there on Friday and stared at the bottles thinking "do I need this just in case?!" Didn't get any but sure I will next time!

                        1. re: themags
                          t_g Feb 15, 2009 01:30 PM

                          yeah waitrose has had it for a while

                          1. re: t_g
                            CTownFeedR Feb 16, 2009 12:17 AM

                            Not only that, I just checked Ocado and they are now selling it there as well (which they were not when I originally posted this).

                            Happy days.

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                      szep_ilona Dec 29, 2007 05:53 AM

                      Haha. I'm a New Yorker in Oxfordshire with the same problem. You can sometimes get it at selfridges food hall, but it's also available mail order from a few places: http://www.americansweets.co.uk/frank...
                      Wow, now I'm fiending for wings.
                      P.S. - Regarding the comment below about making it yourself, normally I'm all for that, but hot sauces like this are all about the process, i.e., fermentation/cure. etc., so if the real thing is available, I wouldn't attempt to make them any more than I would attempt to "make" prosciutto de parma or armagnac.

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                      1. re: szep_ilona
                        CTownFeedR Dec 30, 2007 02:45 AM

                        Thanks for this. I brought back a stash from my trip to NYC for Christmas but this site will help when I run out.


                        1. re: CTownFeedR
                          Nii Dec 31, 2007 01:11 AM

                          I sure you can find a suitable substitute for your wings in one of the main supermarkets (ASDA, Tesco or Waitrose). They all carry a large range of marinades and sauces for meats, especially Waitrose who stock a more gourmet selection.

                          1. re: Nii
                            CTownFeedR Dec 31, 2007 10:13 AM

                            You'd think that (I did) but honestly, having tried a variety of sauces already, they just don't turn out right without Franks.

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                        Chow Penguin Nov 2, 2007 10:34 AM

                        It might be easier just to make up the recipe yourself. Get the list of ingredients (can't be that many) and make the sauce from scratch.

                        I used to like the sauce myself but then I discovered Texas Pete...

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                          yougomoto Oct 29, 2007 05:08 AM

                          Oh, you poor dear! I simply love Frank's Red Hot, use it all the time, but unfortunately I live in the U.S. They do have a website, I think it's franksredhot.com, ( I could be wrong), but maybe they'll ship you some if they learn of your plight. Good luck!!

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                          1. re: yougomoto
                            CTownFeedR Oct 30, 2007 06:41 AM

                            Thanks for the kind words.

                            I've just had a biz trip requested by my clients in NY for next week. Hello half filled suitcase and space for plenty 'o Franks.


                          2. CTownFeedR Oct 24, 2007 01:09 AM

                            For reference...

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                            1. re: CTownFeedR
                              Withnail42 Oct 24, 2007 05:41 AM

                              Might be a stretch but a place like Whole Foods(Kensington High Street) I think might have it. There used to be a place in Chelsea that sold American foods.

                              What part of town are you in? areas with large numbers of Americans you'll have a better chance of finding it.

                              Since you're living in London no doubt you'll be getting lots of visitors. Have the next one bring over a bottle or two. Safely packed in the checked luggage.


                              1. re: Withnail42
                                CTownFeedR Oct 29, 2007 02:29 AM

                                Thanks, I'll check out Whole Foods next time I'm there.


                                1. re: CTownFeedR
                                  Withnail42 Oct 29, 2007 02:40 PM

                                  You might also try Partridge's on the Kings Road near Duke of York square. Perhaps downstairs at Harrod's might have it.

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