Frank’s Xtra Hot Cayenne Pepper Hot Sauce Review

Frank’s RedHot Xtra Hot Cayenne Pepper Hot Sauce  is quite the warm hot sauce though perhaps not quite so versitle due to its intense cayenne pepper flavor.  However restaurants and pubs that surve die-hard hot wings fans use this extra-heated version of Frank’s RedHot hot sauce to flavor their hottest Buffalo wings.  I’ve applied it to various fish dishes since discovering it, and enjoy the extra hard “kicky” flavor.  Here are my impressions on this great hot sauce that’s virtually indispensable around any kitchen where they enjoy extra bite in their foods.


Benefits, Pros, Advantages, and Features

  • The extra hot taste of this concentrated cayenne pepper sauce is remarkable, and can make your eyes water and your nose run if you’re not careful.
  • It’s thick enough that it does not readily run off the food you put it on.  It has an opaque, milky orange look about it.
  • This extra-hot hot sauce is virtually non perishable.  You can keep bottles for two years without noticeable degradation of taste. However, the color of the sauce may darken a little after years in storage.  It’s best-if-used-by date is two years away from the date I purchased this product.  So it keeps in storage a long time.
  • Further, Frank’s hot sauce need not be refrigerated after opening.  Just store it in a cool, dry, and dark place for maximum preservation.  The “heat” of the cayenne pepper must prevent any germs from growing in it.
  • This hot sauce adds lots of flavor to any dish but virtually no calories or carbs.  I like it best on fish and chicken.  You get no extra calories here, in spite of the extra hotness.
  • I’d say that this sauce is exceptionally hot; I’ve not tasted any other hotter cayenne pepper sauces.  So you might want to use Frank’s Original or Mild versions in your party dips and wings recipes instead of this one, so as not to put off your guests with this extra heat.  It can numb the tongue to the tastes of other foods for a time after eating it, and guests may not appreciate that phenomenon.
  • I love that they bottle this product in glass.
  • There’s no sweet taste to become addicted to here, which is really quite the refreshing change.  So many foods have at least a small amount of sweetness due to all that ubiquitously added sugar.
  • Though the sodium in this product is quite high at 210 milligrams per teaspoon, the calories, carbs, fat, and added sugars are all virtually nonexistent.  So unless you’re sensitive to salt, this is one flavoring that you can add without too much caution.


Disadvantages, Cons, Problems, and Concerns

  • This product contains roughly 630 milligrams of sodium per tablespoon, which can reek havoc in those who should control their blood pressure through diet.  Perhaps there’s a low-sodium version of this stingy hot sauce.
  • Somewhat hard to find in brick-and-mortar stores.  Fortunately, the Walmart near to here carries this.



Aged cayenne red peppers, vinegar, water, salt, natural flavor, and garlic powder.


Nutrition Facts

  • Serving size: 1 teaspoon (5 ML).  Servings per 12-ounce container: 70.
  • Calories: 0.
  • Total fat: 0 grams, 0% DV.
  • Saturated fat: 0 grams, 0 DV.
  • Trans fat: 0 grams.
  • Sodium: 210 milligrams, 9% DV.
  • Total carb: 0 grams, 0% DV.
  • Protein: 0 grams, 0% DV.
  • Vitamin A: 2% DV.


Product Rating

This “liquid fire”  is a cook’s best wish for spicing up foods with flavor and heat that people will like.  Frank’s unique flavor has been so popular due to the ubiquity of Buffalo hot wings these days and that Frank’s hot sauce is used to prepare them so often.  In moderation, it’s a healthy hot sauce, as it contains no added sugars or fats.  I love it thus, and would highly recommend it be included any any kitchen.  I’d rate Frank’s extra hot sauce at 95 out of 100.


Where To Buy Frank’s RedHot Xtra Hot Cayenne Pepper Hot Sauce

Look for  this pepper sauce  in the clear glass bottle (that displays the orange-red hot sauce inside) with the red and white label at Walmart, Weis, Hometown Market, or other larger grocery stores.




Revision History

  • : Moved this post to the   Tom’s Diet Quest   blog, added whitespace, adjusted ad placement, and tweaked the content.
  • 2012-05-19: Originally published.