TOP 6 Classic Hot Sauces
Alright, before you start arguing credentials, and asking what authority we have to not only judge but rank these well known hot sauces; consider this compelling factor: we’ve been using this stuff since we were kids. ‘Nuff said? Good.
Now, these aren’t fancy rare hot sauces or lame catchy named hot sauces like “Dragons Choice” (If this is the name of a real hot sauce the use was only incidental to convey a point, but really? Dragons don’t even use condiments. Pft.) No, these are all widely recognized hot sauces that you’ll find at nearly any supermarket, drugstore, etc. The six hot sauces were rated on a point scale system where the highest score was the best. Each factor considered in this rating scale was scored a 1-10 with 1 being the lowest and 10 the highest. The factors included in the rating scale were: Sodium levels, price, heat, and flavor. Now, some of these factors may seem subjective but when considering them in relation to another the scale tends to become absolute. Aside from each hot sauce getting a rating of 1-10 per factor; each factor was weighted with a 1-10 based on importance. We concluded that sodium levels gets a 9 for importance, price gets a 6(because hot sauces should all fall within a small price range, and if you bought an expensive hot sauce you just got got, my friend), heat gets an 8 (it should be hot but not unbearable), and flavor gets a 6 (because it’s biggest concern should be delivering heat…this isn’t a tomato sauce, or gravy if you’re from Jersey). With that, allow us to introduce to you what TEG considers to be the “TOP 6 Classic Hot Sauces”. Let’s start with the worst…of the best!