Tabasco introduces Buffalo Style Hot Sauce

""February 28, 2011 — Chefs and operators looking for a quick, easy and authentic way to add the increasingly popular taste of Buffalo sauce to their menus and right onto their tabletops need to look no further.  McIlhenny Company introduces Tabasco® brand Buffalo Style Hot Sauce to its iconic line of pepper sauce flavors.

“We’ve been producing pepper sauces for over 140 years, so it’s very important that every sauce we add to the Tabasco portfolio lives up to the high-quality standard set by our original red sauce,” said Paul McIlhenny, President and CEO of McIlhenny Company, maker of Tabasco brand products.  “So this year, after much development and consumer feedback, we’re proud to welcome this Buffalo Style Hot Sauce into our Family of Flavors.”

Tabasco Buffalo Style Hot Sauce is not just for hot wings — the much anticipated cayenne pepper-based sauce adds just the right amount of heat when splashed onto a variety of dishes, like pizza, sandwiches, burgers, BBQ and meats.  The thick, balanced Tabasco Buffalo Style Hot Sauce incorporates just five all-natural, high-quality ingredients including red cayenne pepper, salt, water, distilled vinegar and garlic to create a classic Buffalo sauce flavor that Americans have come to know and love.

The Tabasco Family of Flavors provides professional chefs with a wide variety of heat levels called Scoville Heat Units (SHUs) as measured on The Scoville Scale.  While original Tabasco brand Pepper Sauce ranges from 2,500 to 5,000 SHUs, the new Tabasco Buffalo Style Hot Sauce ranges between 300 and 900 SHUs.

Tabasco Buffalo Style Hot Sauce is available in 5-ounce bottles to commercial, non-commercial and military foodservice establishments worldwide. For more information and to order, visit

Tabasco brand Pepper Sauce has been made on Avery Island, Louisiana for 142 years and is now labeled in 22 different languages and dialects and sold in over 160 countries and territories around the world.

©2011.  The TABASCO® marks, bottle and label designs are registered trademarks and servicemarks exclusively of McIlhenny Company, Avery Island, Louisiana 70513. For more information, call 1-888-HOT-DASH or see our dedicated foodservice website at