In this brief guide, we will answer the question “Where is the expiration date on Frank’s Red Hot Sauce?”, discuss its shelf life, and tell you how to store it properly. We will also discuss why the hot sauce burns when consumed.
Where is the expiration date on Frank’s Red Hot Sauce?
The expiration date of Frank’s Red Hot Sauce is printed on the shoulder of the bottle or the bottom of the bottle.
This date depicts the amount of time until which the Frank’s Red Hot Sauce will maintain its texture, taste and freshness. After this date, the sauce will be safe to consume if refrigerated however, it would not taste as fresh.
Does Frank’s Red Hot Sauce go bad?
Yes, it can go bad if not stored properly. The shelf life of Frank’s Red Hot Sauce is 2 years when it is unopened and stored in a cool, dry place. After it has been opened, it can last for a few weeks past its expiry date once opened.
How to store Frank’s Red Hot Sauce so it does not go bad?
You can store unopened hot sauce in a cool, dry place, away from sunlight and moisture. Once it has been opened, keep it in the fridge so that it retains its freshness.
Do not let hot sauce clump up around the rim of the bottle and the cap. This sauce will get dried out and fester a lot of bacteria on it which can spread into the whole sauce.
Keep it away from heat. Do not let it sit near the stove.
Sanitize the bottle from outside every once in a while so get rid of any pathogens that could spoil the sauce.
Following these precautions will definitely increase the shelf life of hot sauce.
How to use Frank’s Red Hot Sauce?
Hot sauce is only good for people who like their food spicy and can handle the heat. Others should try to avoid it because they can get overwhelmed. Hot sauce can be used in a variety of ways. We are listing some of them down below.
Use it as a dip
Hot sauce can be used as a dip for fries, nachos, or just about anything. You can use it as a dip on its own or mix it with mayo to bring the heat level a little down.
You can also use hot sauce as a marinade. It gives a nice kick to the chicken or any meat that you are using. Add a yogurt base and other seasonings to a bowl, then add hot sauce according to the level of heat you can handle.
Leave the chicken overnight in the fridge to marinate and soak up all the spiciness and flavor from the hot sauce then cook it the next day.
Amp up your food
You can also add a bit of hot sauce to any dish that you are cooking for an extra kick and heat. For example you can add a bit of it to soup, curry and even salads.
Why does the hot sauce burn when consumed?
The burn from hot sauce is basically a pain sensation. There is a substance present in chili peppers called capsaicin. When it comes in contact with the tongue, it triggers a nerve pathway which makes the brain think that the tongue is burning. So basically, when we eat something and it feels ‘spicy’, it is just a pain sensation.
Capsaicin can also lead to a surge of stress hormones which is why the person’s face turns red and he starts sweating. It is all just a chemical reaction because you are not actually burning but still your breath feels like you are blowing out fire!
Why can some people handle hot sauce while others can not?
People who like spicy food eat it a lot. This overwhelms the temperature-sensitive pathway and makes it dull to the same reaction over and over. Or you can say that a person develops ‘tolerance’ to spicy food. So while someone who can not handle spicy food is sweating, a person with tolerance will be enjoying his food.
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In this brief guide, we answered the question “Where is the expiration date on Frank’s Red Hot Sauce?”, discussed its shelf life, and told you how to store it properly. We also discussed why the hot sauce burns when consumed.