Cholula Hot Sauce – Item of the Day — 8 Comments

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. I first ran across the el Yucateco brand of hot sauce immediately after returning to the states from a deployment to Central America. I was totally hooked on legit latin food. I only had the green and the red available to me. Over the years, I’ve tried all of the ones shown in this variety pack and now they’re in my subscribe & save. Cholula is a little mild for my taste… I like it hot. But if you’re a hot lover and miss the flavor so often lacking in really hot sauces (that Cholula DOES have), give el Yuc a try. Their black smoked habanero has a decent heat to it, but also brings a TON of flavor to the party.

    El Yucateco Variety Pack

  6. I LOVE Cholula hot sauce. I would rate it as medium hot… that is, I can enjoy the taste without the sting. It is easily handled by me, but guarenteed to ring my wife’s fire alarm. Every person is different. It is also marked as kosher, and since I am kosher, that works for me.