Tabasco's New Buffalo Style Sauce Will Change the Way You Eat Wings

And it comes in an easy squeeze bottle too.



Tabasco is giving us all one more way to spice up our day.

On Thursday, the company announced its brand-new product, Tabasco Buffalo Style Sauce, which promises to bring a "tangy, garlicky, and savory" taste with just the right amount of heat. 

But here's the biggest change: The brand is swapping out its traditional glass for an easy-to-squeeze bottle so fans can drizzle the new sauce on classics like wings and pizza or whatever else they want to throw it on. (Toast? Why not? Veggies? Sure. Right into your mouth? Hey, we don't judge.) And it's part of the permanent lineup, so there's no limited-time offering here. 

"Innovation is a priority for us at McIlhenny Company," Lee Susen, the chief sales and marketing officer at McIlhenny Company, which owns the Tabasco brand, shared with Food & Wine. "We keep consumer needs at the heart of our innovation process to deliver products that meet them where they are — and where we forecast they will be — with the foods and flavors they’re consuming. 

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As for how the new bottling came to be, Susen said it's because of consumers like you. "The new format is a direct response to consumer demand for easier and more controlled application of our thicker style sauces, similar to Tabasco Sriracha Sauce and Tabasco Sweet & Spicy Sauce."

And truly, fans can expect plenty of heat. The new sauce, made with a blend of cayenne, oak-aged pepper mash, and red jalapeño, comes with a Scoville heat rating of SHU 1,200 – 1,800. (For comparison, it is milder than Tabasco's Original Red Sauce, which has a rating of SHU 2,500 – 5,000. So still a little kick but it won't knock your socks off.)

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As for what Susen thinks the sauce is perfect for, he believes it's an ideal pairing for wings, naturally, but also anything with cheese as the "vinegar both cuts through and compliments" almost any cheese variety.

The new sauce officially launches today and will be available at major retailers, including Amazon and Walmart. It's available in one size, 8.6 oz., and costs $3.56 (though this can vary by retailer). 

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