While looking for additional brands of hot sauce to evaluate, I discovered this notably mild-flavored Louisiana Brand Hot Sauce at Walmart, and decided to bring home a 12-ounce bottle for review. Well, I liked the overall taste, thicker consistency, glass bottling, and decently-low price of this hot sauce from Bruce Foods Corporation. Indeed, many companies make hot sauce these days, due to its versatile spicy flavor. Apparently many folks like me, like that signature hot sauce kick, as hot sauce is the primary flavoring in the ever-so-popular Buffalo wings, spicy hamburgers, and other chicken courses.
I’ve applied hot sauce to my favorite fish dishes for years. Louisiana brand is the mildest hot sauce I’ve ever sampled. In fact, I’m not sure they can rightly call it hot sauce. However, it still has a gentle bite. Here are my over all favorable thoughts on this food dressing.
Benefits, Pros, Advantages, and Features
- The mild, warm flavor of Louisiana Brand improves the taste of so many fish- and poultry-based entrees without stinging or numbing the tongue very much. It can hide the “fishiness” of fish and the “fowlness” of chicken near-completely if desired.
- It’s a thicker sauce, in spite of the fact that it contains no xanthan gum or other thickening agents. The thickness derives entirely from the peppers within. It’s natural.
- This gently sizzling flavor offers a subtle peppery, salty warmth.
- The best-used-by date is nearly three years out from the purchase date. So this hot sauce will keep a long time in the pantry.
- This product need not be refrigerated after opening. Just store it in a cool, dry, and dark place for maximum original-flavor retention.
- This hot sauce with its medium-level hotness, adds lots of flavor to any dish but virtually no calories or carbs. I prefer it most on fish fillets and chicken patties.
- I’d describe this hot sauce as very mild; I’ve tasted other much hotter sauces. This makes it acceptable to wide variety of guests at the dining room table even if abundantly applied.
- I love the glass bottle, that is much preferred to plastic.
- This product has no added food colors or preservatives. Yet it stores well for several years at least.
- Though the sodium in this product is high at 240 milligrams per teaspoon, it contains almost no calories, carbs, fat, or added sugars. So unless you’re hypertensive, this is one dressing that you can drench over your foods without too much worry of overdoing it.
- There’s no sweet taste to become addicted to here, which is spectacular. I’m so weary of searching for foods without a sweet taste. Louisiana Brand Hot Sauce is therefore one flavor that I’ve been seeking. So at least for hot sauce, the search is over.
- They supply recipes for Bayou Beef Ribs and Spicy Louisiana Fried Fish right on the label. Nice to have other ideas for hot sauce right at the finger tips since, if you want to actually make one of these dishes, you can buy the ingredients, as listed on this bottle, before leaving the grocery store.
Disadvantages, Cons, Problems, and Concerns
- Louisiana Brand Hot Sauce can be a chore to find, except in the bigger grocery chain stores.
- It has roughly 720 milligrams of sodium per tablespoon, which can aggravate hypertension in those who need to watch their blood pressure. Perhaps there’s a low-sodium version of this mild pepper sauce.
- In fact, Louisiana Brand hot sauce has higher sodium than most other hot sauces I’ve sampled, at a whopping 240 milligrams per teaspoon. They might have rightly called this product salt sauce instead of hot sauce. Frank’s RedHot Original hot sauce by comparison, has roughly 190 milligrams of sodium. But if you want vastly lower sodium than this, try Texas Pete hot sauce, at a small 100 milligrams per teaspoon serving.
Peppers, vinegar, and salt.
- Serving size: 1 teaspoon (5 milliliters). Servings per 12-ounce container: 71.
- Calories: 0.
- Total fat: 0 grams, 0% DV.
- Saturated fat: 0 grams, 0 DV.
- Trans fat: 0 grams.
- Sodium: 240 milligrams, 10% DV.
- Total carb: 0 grams, 0% DV.
- Protein: 0 grams, 0% DV.
- Vitamin A: 2% DV.
- Vitamin C: 4% DV.
All-in-all, this mild-flavored hot sauce is a cook’s friend for softly heating foods with spicy flavor that most people will enjoy. In moderation, hot sauce a healthy flavoring, as it contains no added sugars or fats, and Louisiana Brand hot sauce gives you the essence of a premium hot sauce but with less kick for those sensitive to strong-armed spicing. So I highly recommend it be included any any chef’s kitchen. I’d rate this product at 96 out of 100.
Where To Buy Louisiana Brand Hot Sauce
Look for this pepper sauce in the clear glass bottle (that displays the orange-red hot sauce inside) with the red, white, green, and blue label at Walmart or many other larger grocery stores.
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- 2012-05-20 Originally published.