Michael Lampros of Gunther’s Gourmet had an idea to host a little wing eating party and make it into a taste test. So he gathered some people, got a whole bunch of wing sauces, and the fun was had by all. We mixed up a lot of sauces on fried wings, and Mike created some rating sheets for us to vote on. We had so many wing sauces we had to make 2 videos to discuss it all. If you want to skip through all the comments and see the results, go to the 8:14 mark on the 2nd video.
While the sampling might have been all over the place at times, and people getting too full to continue, I think the cream rose to the crop so to speak. The only issue we might have had was that some people complained that a few of the sauces were too hot and became flavorless to them because of it. These people were not chileheads in our sense, but they were troopers willing to try anything including the jolokia sauces. I think we could improve the rating chart to something much like our new reviewer rating system if we do this again. Also, I think everyone participating should have their own rating chart with each wing sauce on it. That way we know they had every sauce available to be judges. For an experiment made to be fun, it was a good first effort, and I applaud the attempt.
One note that I feel bad about is that the majority of people ran out of stomach capacity, and we never got to try the Suck Creek Original nor their “WFR” hot sauce. Considering they have an award winning product, it would’ve been fair to include them in the final results. Yet we just could not eat anymore. I feel obligated to do a review of their sauces in the near future. We did try 2 out of 4 of their products though. Also, the Rippin Red wing sauce that some other people have recently reviewed got to Firehead Thomas’ house 1 day too late.
I would like to thank Mike Lampros of Gunther’s Gourmet and all those who participated in this taste experiment. Mike, thanks for inviting Firehead Thomas and myself. We would love to do it again.