Looking for a slightly different flavor food than the beef steaks we often cook up when friends visit, we bought a bottle of this Louisiana Brand Original Wing Sauce for review, and though we’ve never tried it on actual chicken wings, we did use it as a marinade on chicken breasts. In short, it was hot and definitely delicious. Its color is more orange than the red hot sauces, and it’s somewhat thicker as well. Thus, it better clings to the wings. With a medium-to-mild flavor that resembles cayenne pepper hot sauces, this hot wing sauce got our chicken breasts to taste very much like the hot wings found at the most reputable wing shops, bars, and restaurants. Over all, we liked it enough that we now regularly use this sauce on chicken when we’re in the mood for that nose-clearing kick flavor of Buffalo chicken wings.
I’ve tried this hot wing sauce on Mrs. Paul’s and Gorton’s fish fillets well, with flavorful results. Like their original hot sauce, Louisiana Brand Wing Sauce is the mildest Buffalo sauce I’ve sampled here at the house. But, it’s still quite hot enough to qualify as a hot sauce.
Benefits, Pros, Advantages, and Features
- The mild, yet notably warm flavor of Louisiana Brand boosts the taste of so many fish- and poultry-based entrees without stinging or numbing the tongue excessively or making the nose run too much. It hides well the overpowering fishy taste of some sea foods too, if desired.
- It’s a typical-thickness wing sauce, which places it in a thicker class than most red pepper sauces dubbed as hot sauces. They achieve this level of thickness with xanthan gum.
- The best-used-by date is a year out from the purchase date. So this wing sauce will keep a fair spell in your food pantry.
- This product need not be refrigerated after opening. Just store it in a cool, dry, and dark place for maximum original-flavor retention.
- Those sauces designated as “wing sauces” have more calories per serving than those dubbed as “hot sauces,” though they taste virtually identical to each other. Louisiana Brand wing sauce is no exception. It has ten calories per 1-tablespoon serving.
- This sauce is more mild than hot, making it acceptable to a wide variety of guests at the dining room table even if abundantly applied. It pleases the true wing buffs as well as the novice chicken wing eaters.
- The glass bottle is a great feature to preserve the intended flavor; it does much better than most plastic bottles at this.
- Though there’s a bit of added sugar in this product, there’s nonetheless no sweet taste to become addicted to here, which is awesome.
- They supply a recipe for Starter Wings on the label. Nice that they provide this expert advice tous fumble-fingered cooks about how to make decent-tasting wings, though we’ve never made them before.
- This sauce functions well as a marinade if you poke enough fork holes in the raw chicken first. However, during baking, you may have to baste the chicken with the sauce drippings in the pan, as it tends to run off ths chicken surface as temperatures in the oven go up.
Disadvantages, Cons, Problems, and Concerns
- The sodium in this product seems high at 500 milligrams per serving. But even at these levels, if consumption of this wing sauce is adequately regulated, even salt-sensitive folks can indulge a little. Just do not go crasy with routine drenching of this over your foods. You might discover your blood pressure readings a bit elevated subsequently.
- Louisiana Brand Wing Sauce can be challenging to find, except in the bigger food stores.
Red peppers, vinegar, salt, soybean oil, sugar, xanthan gum, polysorbate 80, citric acid, datem, and natural garlic flavor.
- Serving size: 1 tablespoon (15 milliliters). Servings per 12-ounce container: 23.
- Calories: 10.
- Total fat: 1 gram, 1% DV.
- Trans fat: 0 grams.
- Sodium: 500 milligrams, 21% DV.
- Total carb: 1 gram, 0% DV.
- Protein: 0 grams.
- Vitamin A: 10% DV.
- Calcium: 0% DV.
- Vitamin C: 20% DV.
- Iron: 0% DV.
All-in-all, this mild-flavored wing sauce is a novice chef’s friend for easily achieving that original and authentic Buffalo wing taste in his or her own chicken wings at home. In moderation, this wing sauce a reasonably healthy flavoring that does not go overboard with the red pepper kick. So I’d recommend that this wing sauce be included in any busy cook’s kitchen. I’d rate this wing sauce at 91 out of 100.
Where To Buy Louisiana Brand Original Wing Sauce
Look for this product in the clear glass bottle (that shows the deep orange wing sauce inside) with the yellow, black, and white label and the red plastic cap on top, at Walmart or many other larger grocery stores.
- : Adjusted category and tag assignments, fixed typos, and added whitespace.
- 2012-05-28: Originally published.