Franks red hot

Answered on February 28, 2015
Created March 04, 2014 at 1:40 AM

Was looking to put this on my eggs. I love this stuff... good for buffalo wings too. I noticed it has xanthan gum and sodium benzoate. Everything else if fine. I go all organic but I need my dipping sauce... I love that stuff. I dipped my wings in sour cream that's not bad either to be honest. I am intaking so much cholesterol it's not even funny when I do that but I believe cholesterol is an essential nutrient and we have been lied to about cholesterol. What some franks red hot with my wings be okay? read up on sodium benzoate. I am getting mixed signals.

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on February 28, 2015
at 08:55 PM

Frank's red hot is highly processed. It is basically just salt with water. I use a specfic hot pepper. It is thick, creamy, and very spicy. The name is: Matouk's Hot Calypso Sauce. This is the hottest of the this brand name. Matouk's sauce comes in: mild, medium, and hot. You go visit Carolina Sauces (just found this website today) for a wide variety of sauces and taste. 


on February 28, 2015
at 02:38 PM

Sounds like a royal waste of time to make your own. There is nothing wrong with Frank's original. It would be nice to ferment your own everything and make every ingredient from scratch but its far from possible for most people who have things going on in their lives. No reason to discourage somone from using Frank's for really no good reason than to be an idealist. 



on February 28, 2015
at 03:01 PM

That's a rather defeatist attitude.  You can always make your own, or switch to another brand, such as Tabasco.

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on March 04, 2014
at 06:54 AM

I wouldn't use it. Find a more natural brand or learn to ferment your own hot sauce and get the probiotic benefits. If you make a batch of it you will be swimming in sauce for a long time. I've not made this recipe but it is a simple one to follow. http://frugallysustainable.com/2012/05/a-recipe-for-homemade-homegrown-cayenne-pepper-hot-sauce/

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