I’ve tried this Texas Pete Buffalo Wing Sauce on Mrs. Paul’s and Gorton’s fish fillets, with excellent results in months past. Like their original hot sauce, Texas Pete Wing Sauce is just lukewarm in terms of spiciness. But, it’s still spicy enough to be rightly dubbed as a hot wing sauce.
I enjoyed it enough that I bought a 17.5 ounce bottle for review. I find it a mild and delicious topping. Its deep orange color hints that this might be a hotter wing sauce. But it’s more mild than hot, although it can still burn the throat if eaten too quickly. It’s thicker consistency enables it to better cling to wings.
With its predominantly cayenne pepper taste, this hot wing sauce gets chicken breasts to taste very much like the hot wings found at the better wing restaurants and bars. Over all, I liked it enough that I use it a couple times a month on chicken and fish.
Benefits, Features, Pros, and Advantages
- Texas Pete is a typical-thickness wing sauce. They get this thickness by adding xanthan gum.
- The warm-but-conservative flavor here boosts the taste of so many fish- and poultry-based entrees without numbing or irritating the tongue or nose excessively. It hides well the overpowering fishy taste of some sea foods too, if that’s what you want.
- The best-used-by date, located on the top of the white cap, is almost two years out from the purchase date. So this wing sauce will keep a lengthy time in your food pantry.
- This product requires no refrigeration after opening. Just store it in a cool and dark place for maximum original-flavor retention.
- The degree of mildness here makes this sauce acceptable to a wide variety of guests at the dining room table even if abundantly dumped on foods. It excites the experienced wing buffs along with the novice chicken wing eaters.
- No added sugar here.
- The glass bottle is a great feature for flavor preservation; it performs way better than most plastic bottles at this.
- This sauce functions well as a marinade also, for baked foods. However, during baking, you may have to baste your food with the sauce drippings, as this sauce tends to run off as temperatures in the oven rise.
Disadvantages, Cons, Problems, and Concerns
- The sodium in this product seems high at 500 milligrams per serving. But even at these levels, if consumption is adequately regulated, even salt-sensitive folks can indulge a little. Just do not go wild with routine drenching over your foods. You might discover your blood pressure readings disappointingly elevated subsequently.
- 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. Texas Pete brand wing sauce is no exception. It has fifteen calories per tablespoon.
- This Buffalo wing sauce can be head-scratching to locate, except in the bigger food stores.
- The butter flavor is a bit weaker than I like. For a stronger taste, try Frank’s RedHot Original Buffalo Wing Sauce, reviewed here.
Texas Pete Buffalo Wing Sauce Ingredients
Peppers, vinegar, salt, xanthan gum, benzoate of soda (to preserve freshness and flavor), water, natural butter flavor, potassium sorbate (a preservative).
Contains milk allergen.
Serving size: 2 tablespoons (34 grams). Servings per 17.5-ounce container: About 15. Calories: 30. Calories from fat: 10. Total fat: 1 gram, 2% DV. Trans fat: 0 grams. Sodium: 500 milligrams, 21% DV. Total carbohydrate: 5 grams, 2% DV. Protein: 1 gram. Vitamin A: 15% DV. Calcium: 2% DV. Vitamin C: 6% DV. Iron: 4% DV.
All-in-all, this unobtrusive yet appetizing wing sauce is a beginner chef’s best friend for easily and quickly achieving a taste like the original and authentic Buffalo wing taste in his or her own chicken wings at home. In moderation, this wing sauce a reasonably healthy seasoning that avoids going overboard with the red pepper kick. So I’d recommend that this product for any time-strapped cook’s kitchen. I’d rate this wing sauce at 93 out of 100.
Where To Buy Texas Pete Buffalo Wing Sauce
Look for this product in the clear glass bottle (that well-displays the orange wing sauce inside) with the white, red, and black label with the white plastic cap on top, at Walmart or many other larger grocery stores.
- : Adjusted category and tag assignments, fixed typos, and added whitespace.
- 2012-05-31: Originally published.