Cholula Hot Sauce – Item of the Day

Every day I bring you an item on Amazon that I personally use or has been purchased by many members of the audience and I have researched enough to recommend.

Today’s TSP Amazon Item of the day is Cholula Hot Sauce.  Yesterday I was eating some left over wings and I grabbed my always handy bottle of Cholula and thought, huh, I guess I have never put this out as an item of the day.  I really should have done this long ago, this is a product I use over and over every week, in cooking and just on food.

I used to be a Tabasco man, and I still like it, but not as much as Cholula.  To me this is the perfect hot sauce.  And folks you can keep your Ass in the Tub style nuclear sauces.  The thing I love about Cholula is that it isn’t too damn hot.  Heat wise it is just a bit milder than Tabasco, and to me it has much more interesting flavors.

Flavor is important in a hot sauce to me, if I just want to burn my mouth I could just spray my food with my pepper spray!  Cholula has a range of flavors that make it a great addition to food and recipes.  I make wing sauce from this and it is simple, 1 part sauce to one part butter and melt.  Toss in a pinch of dehydrated garlic and a crank of black pepper and every other “Buffalo Sauce” can head the heck back to the north in my view.

My favorite is the plain old original.  Those who have been to a TSP workshop know there is always a big bottle of this stuff out for use on food at the serving table.   I first found this sauce at a Don Pablo’s restaurant, many years ago.  I was instantly hooked on it.  It has now been my go to for about 20 years.

If you want some variety or just to try a few different flavors and find your own personal favorite consider the Cholula Hot Sauce Variety Pack with 5 different flavors including

  • Original
  • Chili Garlic
  • Chili Lime
  • Chipolte and
  • Green Chili

Of those I am most found of of course the original and the chipolte and green chili.  I can add lime or garlic myself, but chipolte gives that smokey hotness and you just can’t turn a red sauce into a green one in any way I am aware of.  FWIW the chipolte is a little hotter than the original but not by much, it still isn’t one of those sauces that sets your face on fire and makes you feel like you have been sprayed with mace or anything like that.

The variety pack comes in 5 ounce bottles, the twin pack of originals comes with two 12 ounce bottles, I always order that because I consume this stuff in “mass quantities“.   The Five Pack would make a great gift for any hot sauce enthusiast and you can see everything the good people at Cholula Make Here.

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5 Responses to Cholula Hot Sauce – Item of the Day

  1. I agree, Cholula is the best.  Try the chili lime on watermelon or cantaloupe.

  2. Jody Huneycutt

    I like Cholula.  One of my grandsons, Liam, age 8, has loved Cholula for 3 or 4 years, now.  But, I have to say that my favorite is Texas Pete.  Just as you say, Tabasco is just too hot for my enjoyment.   All you taste is hot, whereas Texas Pete and Cholula give you the flavor of the peppers, but not so much hot that you lose the flavor of everything else you have it in or on.

  3. Cholula is good, and has a cool-looking cap. Valentina Extra-Hot (available at Walmart) is IMO a bit better. Their regular heat stuff is also decent.

    Cholula does have the best packaging, though.

    I found Tabasco rather watered-down after my taste buds aged, so it is back in the Frank’s Red Hot category. Not bad, not great.

  4. Christopher Flynn

    I’ve always made hot wings with Frank’s Red Hot as that’s what I’ve generally understood what most restaurants use for their hot wings. I don’t know why I’ve never thought of using Cholula instead, that sounds amazing… in fact, I bet the chipotle Cholula would be pretty good too.

  5. I used to prefer Tabasco as well, until I came across Franks Hot Sauce.

    My goodness I put that stuff on everything!

    I will give this Cholula a try.  I’m open to anything hot, but I agree with Jack, it shouldn’t be so hot you can’t taste anything for an hour afterwards.