9. “I put that s**t on everything” is a meme
Immortalized by Ethel, the tag line is now the rallying cry of hot sauce lovers everywhere. From #IPTSOE we have learned that the only thing funnier than old people cursing is young people cursing.
10. Buffalurkey is a thing
One blogger who claims to “live, breath and eat wings” decided to supersize his favorite snack by creating a Buffalo turkey for Thanksgiving. He deep fried the bird for close to an hour and then covered it in three sticks of butter and three cups of Frank’s RedHot, which makes him a hero and a patriot.
11. It comes from Louisiana
Although Frank’s is based out of Springfield, Missouri, the sauce was invented in New Iberia, Louisiana in 1920. Other things we can thank Dixieland for: Tabasco, Sazerac cocktails, craps, poker, and Truman Capote, which is kind of my idea of a perfect night.
12. Frank’s RedHot isn’t actually red hot
This test measured the spiciness of Frank’s RedHot Original at 450 SHU (Scoville Heat Units), about the same as a pepperoncini or pimiento pepper. (Tabasco, by comparison, comes in at 700 SHU.) Frank’s XTRA Hot is closer to 2,000 SHU, which is about the same as an ancho or poblano pepper. Respectable, but still nowhere near the slow, sexy burn of a 10,000 SHU jalapeño.