My favorites are all tobascos (especially chipotle) and Lousianna Hot Sauce--red or green. Tried Frank's once and gave the bottle to my stepdaughter--didn't taste like much beyond vinagre and I wasn't real impressed.
Me too. Franks, which the local favorite around these parts is way to vinegary for me. But truth be told, I have a Ghost Pepper sauce in my fridge that is killer, but very good.
just inspired me to make my own sauce...........SAUCE VIEW coming soon!
Please don't hate me but I am not a fan of Tabasco. That's right, I said it. I am not a vinegar lover and most hot sauces use it as a base. There are a few companies that use carrot juice as a base and I think it's wayyy better.
My favorite is called "Datal-Do-It" hard to find in most stores so I get a bunch when I find it.
They are not the best in town but I will eat there sometimes.
I have been in this town for all my 50+ years. Except for the summer heat and humidity, it's a great place.
I always have at least two bottles in the refrigerator: Tabasco and The Pepper Plant Original California Hot Sauce, my absolute favorite. It is made in Gilroy, CA, garlic capital of the world. Discovered it 15-20 years or more ago at a BBQ joint in Atascadero or Paso Robles, CA. Has a kind of smoky flavor that just really hits my hot button. It is a medium heat, like Tabasco, which I prefer. I immediately bought a case of the stuff the first time I tried it.
All their hot sauces are thick like ketchup. My wife has a rather "tame" palate, so when I like to kick up whatever's on my plate or in my bowl I reach for The Pepper Plant bottle. Love this stuff in chili, clam chowder, and as a kicker in ANY shredded beef recipe once its on my plate.
They typically only retail in restaurants and small markets, not big chains. They have quite a few flavors. My two favorites are shown below. Amazon sells it too.