Frank's RedHot Sauce Flavors Ranked From Worst To Best

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When you've got a plate of wings or bowl of noodles that you want to add an extra kick to, a bottle of hot, spicy sauce is the perfect way to do so. There are many different brands of hot sauce you can find in stores, all with varying levels of spiciness and taste. One popular brand that you may have happened upon while browsing is Frank's RedHot Sauce. This hot sauce is a condiment that has inspired pop culture and society in many ways, as hot-sauce-doused dishes and snacks have become increasingly popular throughout the country. If you like things hot, then the hot sauces that Frank's produces may be perfect for you.

This hot sauce has hit the jackpot in terms of its popularity. Even renowned NFL player Eli Manning has been featured in one of the company's more hilarious commercials (via Sportsnaut). Though a hot sauce's main goal is to liven up a meal through its spiciness, the best hot sauces also add a kick of flavor to your meals. Frank's RedHot Sauce has a wide range of different sauces you can choose from. Upon a single glance, the differences between some of these sauces may seem subtle — however, the more you look into it, you'll realize each of Frank's sauces offers a unique flavor. So here's a list of those sauces, ranked from worst to best.

12. Frank's RedHot Stingin' Honey Teriyaki Wing Sauce

The first hot sauce we have on this list is Frank's RedHot Stingin' Honey Teriyaki Wing Sauce. This condiment takes the heat of a cayenne pepper, along with the sweeter taste of honey to make for a sauce to drizzle over or dip your wings into. This flavor combination may seem a little strange to you on the surface — sweet honey and hot cayenne pepper — but hey, maybe it doesn't taste that bad! You shouldn't bash something before you try it, right? Well, for this particular hot sauce, we politely disagree. The brand may describe this sauce as a perfect blend of flavors (via Frank's RedHot), but we can't help but feel as though that isn't as close to the truth as one might hope.

This hot sauce seems to be a rebranded honey garlic sauce the brand carried, but the rebranding seems to have also come with a change in recipe, as many reviewers note on the product's page that the two sauces have different tastes (as per Frank's RedHot). They agree that this newer product tastes nothing like the older sauce, describe the teriyaki sauce as "terrible," and call for the return of the original Stingin' Honey Garlic Sauce. We'd say that this sauce doesn't live up to the hype many hot sauces bring to the table, but when it comes to this flavor, there doesn't seem to be any hype at all.

11. Buffalo 'N Ranch Thick Hot Sauce

Frank's RedHot carries a line of thicker hot sauces, branded as being a good condiment to use for dipping a plate of freshly baked wings into, and one of the flavors the brand carries is its Buffalo 'N Ranch Thick Hot Sauce. The flavor combination is one that reminds us of dipping a pile of buffalo wings into some ranch dressing, and though it tastes good — much better than the previous entry — it just isn't as enticing as some of the other sauces on this list.

Ranch dressing is and forever will be a wonderful condiment to have for salads, wings, and burgers. However, when you want to add that extra ranch flavor to your wings, why go for a buffalo and ranch-flavored sauce instead of just getting buffalo wings and ranch? The sauce just doesn't compare with the actual flavor of the two foods, and while there are some reviews claiming this sauce to be their favorite, there are others who disagree and argue that this thick sauce just isn't it (via Frank's RedHot). We'd definitely understand why you might enjoy this sauce because it does actually taste good. Though at the same time, we think some of the brand's other sauces taste a lot better and are a bit more versatile in what you can do with them.

10. Original Thick Hot Sauce

The next thick sauce that Frank's RedHot carries is the Original Thick Hot Sauce. This product is described as essentially the same thing as the brand's original hot sauce, except with a thicker consistency. This is so that you can use it on top of hamburgers and chicken sandwiches a bit more easily, and still get that spicy, unforgettable flavor the original RedHot sauce has. The original RedHot sauce is absolutely delicious — there's a reason Frank's RedHot is so popular. However, when it comes to all the sauces the brand carries, this one is a little more on the lackluster side.

While this sauce doesn't taste that bad, in comparison to the original Frank's RedHot sauce, the flavor tastes a little different, and not in the best way. One reviewer on Amazon notes that they enjoyed the thicker consistency of the sauce, but when it came to the actual taste of the condiment, "it's almost like something was missing"; it wasn't as good as the regular RedHot sauce. Even though this sauce tastes decent, if you're crafting the perfect burger, or looking for a good, different sauce for fries, you aren't looking for all right, you're looking for delicious. This sauce is good, but not the most delicious you can find out there.

9. Buffalo 'N BBQ Thick Hot Sauce

The next sauce entry on this list that is touted as one of the Frank's RedHot thicker, more dippable sauces is the Buffalo 'N BBQ Thick Hot Sauce. It's supposed to be a solid blend of smoky BBQ flavoring and a typical bottle of hot sauce, and though it doesn't taste half bad, we do have some takeaways that put this sauce more toward the bottom of the list.

One of the appealing parts of most hot sauces is that they are extremely versatile — you can put them in soups, noodles, on wings, and anywhere you could think to add an extra kick of spice. While this sauce brings a unique, rich BBQ flavor that some of the other sauces this brand carries don't, it isn't as utilizable as most of the other sauces and the flavor may not be something you want to throw into a bowl of noodles. This would taste solid as a dip for a plate of wings, as well as maybe use on top of a burger or sandwich, but that's all we could see someone using this sauce for. While it's an acceptable option, this one simply doesn't stand out as much as some of the other sauces.

8. Chile 'n Lime Hot Sauce

Though regular hot sauces attract attention for their heat, other sauces assert themselves through more tart, citrusy notes. This is the point in the ranking that the sauces all taste really good, and we have to get a little more nitpicky about each entry. So even though this next sauce is more toward the lower half of the list, it doesn't mean this sauce tastes bad. Frank's RedHot Chile 'n Lime Hot Sauce is a condiment that takes the tangy flavor of lime and blends it with the spiciness you typically find in their hot collection.

The featured recipe for this hot sauce with a citrus twist is for a spicy margarita. The more tangy taste of this sauce might not be the flavor preference of many folks, but even if you aren't a fan of the citrus factor, we suggest at the very least giving it a try. The spiciness works surprisingly well with the lime.

7. Frank's RedHot Garlic Buffalo Wings Hot Sauce

Garlic seems to be at the heart of any good food. Garlic bread, garlic butter, and this next Frank's RedHot product as well. It's Frank's RedHot Garlic Buffalo Wings Hot Sauce, and while the name is a mouthful, we think this an excellent option for pairing with a plate of wings. Like most garlic products, this sauce is quite tasty, and though garlic-flavored sauce might be one of the first things you'd think to put on a serving of wings, we can definitely see the appeal behind this condiment.

This sauce has a strong garlic taste, as the name suggests, and you can taste its flavor in each bite. We thought it would have an edge, but one Amazon reviewer notes that this sauce doesn't taste as hot as some of the others that Frank's RedHot has, as it seems to have sacrificed the spiciness for a more garlicky flavor. If you like garlic — and there's a good chance that you do — then you will definitely enjoy this sauce. However, if you're expecting a super spicy kick out of it as well, you may be disappointed.

6. Frank's RedHot Mild Wings Sauce

Some people like their sauces really hot, while others tend to appreciate their fries and wings without as much spice. Fortunately for those of us who can't tolerate as much intensity as others, there are sauces you can purchase from the Frank's brand that are a little less spicy than some of its more popular products. Frank's RedHot Mild Wings Sauce features notes of the original sauce, particularly the tangy flavor and blend of spices, but tones down the heat significantly.

Even though the bright orange color may be a little off-putting to some, and also may stain your nice shirt, this sauce is really tasty. Many agree that this sauce balances its spice levels well, leading to a nice, mild sauce to add to wings (via Amazon). You may find an offhand comment or two noting that this sauce may be a little spicier than what you might think, so you may want to be a little wary when purchasing this sauce. Overall, however, the flavor is nice, and we could definitely see ourselves using this more versatile option.

5. Xtra Hot Cayenne Pepper Hot Sauce

Some people like their wings hot, while others like their wings blazing hot. The next sauce flavor on this list is Frank's RedHot Xtra Hot Cayenne Pepper Hot Sauce. It's a lot like its original hot sauce with the heat factor turned up from 100 to 400. This savory sauce is exactly what you need if you're looking to make your wings, burger, or whatever calls for hot sauce a lot hotter. This product is made with an extra incalescent blend of aged cayenne peppers, according to the company, which adds a little burn and makes it all the better for spice lovers.

This hot sauce is exactly how you think it would be: extremely fiery. It's not as hot as an actual pepper or blend of spices, but put this on a taco, burger, or some wings, and you'll need a sip of water after the fact. Some people can't handle too much heat, which is why we didn't rank this flavor any higher, but if you can handle high levels of spice, then there's no reason why you wouldn't enjoy this extra spicy sauce.

4. Sweet Chili Hot Sauce

Most of Frank's RedHot hot sauces are made for wings and other meat dishes. To complement the savory, meat-heavy meals they're added to, most of the brand's sauces are primarily savory. But what about sweet? You look for hot sauces to add a bit of spice to your dishes, but if a sauce is sweet and spicy, then you're in for a surprisingly tasty combination of flavors that will leave you wanting more. Frank's RedHot brand has a sauce that accomplishes this: Sweet Chili Hot Sauce. The condiment takes the flavors of fresh chilis and makes for an incredibly appetizing hot sauce.

The Sweet Chili hot sauce is incredibly pulpy and zesty, and we could easily see ourselves using it as a marinade or dip for shrimp, egg rolls, or chicken strips. There are a ton of recipes for this product listed on the Frank's RedHot page, so not only does it taste great, but you can use it on just about anything you like. If you prefer seafood, then this sauce will elevate your shrimp or salmon to sweet and spicy perfection, and it'll do the same for any meat dish, or even a platter of fries.

3. Nashville Hot Wings Sauce

There are a lot of delicious things you can find in Nashville, including authentic Nashville hot chicken wings. They're made to be incredibly spicy, as they were supposedly made to punish a cheating partner. But they turned out to be surprisingly delicious — so that makes them the perfect flavor for a hot sauce. With a light touch of sweetness, and a LOT of heat, Frank's RedHot sells a spicy Nashville Hot Wings Sauce. If heat is the name of the game, then this hot sauce comes out on top, not only due to its incredibly spicy nature, but the piquant flavor that comes along with it.

This sauce is a bit thicker than the usual Frank's RedHot sauce, but not unbearably so — it's quite nice. It's also sweeter, though it isn't as sweet as the Sweet Chili flavored sauce with that enticing kick, so you get a pretty well-balanced flavor with each serving. It's just as hot as the regular sauce, with an irresistible burn at the end. One reviewer on Amazon writes that they love the richness and consistency of the hot wing sauce, and find it perfect to use for dipping. We could see why this flavor in particular would be a household staple and suggest you try it out.

2. Buffalo Wings Hot Sauce

There's nothing like going out with your friends on a Friday night and celebrating the end of a long week, or maybe a long-anticipated sports match, with a plate of buffalo wings. Whether you're pairing them with a blue cheese dressing or eating them smothered in sauce, they're always a good thing to have nearby when you're feeling celebratory and hungry for something savory. If you've been looking for a good sauce to add to your homemade buffalo wings, look no further than Frank's RedHot Buffalo Wings Hot Sauce, because when it comes to bright, flavorful, and delicious sauces, this product is one of the best.

You can find this sauce being sold by the gallon online, and even then, it's such a popular condiment that it has an almost perfect rating, with 4.8 stars from over 3,000 reviews (via Amazon). For a hot sauce, that's pretty impressive. One reviewer even claims this brand carries some of the best buffalo wing sauces out there, and many other buffalo wing sauce lovers seem to agree with this sentiment. The next time wings are on the menu, it might be a good idea to look for some of this sauce at your local grocery store.

1. Original Cayenne Pepper Hot Sauce

At the top of this hot sauce list, we have none other than Frank's RedHot Original Cayenne Pepper Hot Sauce. As the sauce that really gave this brand its popularity, how could we not put this iconic condiment in our number one spot? If you have stepped into the hot sauce aisle in your local grocery store, there's a good chance that this is the sauce you've seen — or you have already used in your ramen meals, tacos, or on wings. Made with a premium blend of aged cayenne peppers, this hot sauce brings the perfect balance of heat and flavor to anything you like.

This sauce is easy to find, easy to use, and easy to enjoy. If you like things hot, but not too hot, then the heat Frank's RedHot Original carries is perfect for you. "Perfect" is actually a word that's used a lot when describing this sauce. The first review of this product on the official online page describes the condiment as "absolutely perfect," and pretty much everywhere else, the sentiment is echoed — not just online, but in our bellies as well. There are so many dishes that can be improved with this sauce, with its memorable heat and alluring flavor, we'd be fools not to say that this hot sauce deserves the #1 spot.