Review: Quaker Steak and Lube Atomic Wing Sauce
Quaker steak and lube atomic wing sauce
I did some research and got this from their site. “The “cult” following of its wings, spurred by an imaginative promotional schedule, has made Quaker Steak and Lube immensely popular with families, couples and singles alike. Everyone from two to eighty-two loves The LUBE! Truckloads of chicken wings arrive daily from the nation’s top chicken processors, and Tabasco(R) and Frank’s RedHot(R) sauce are purchased in 55-gallon drums.” I don’t make hot sauce and I don’t know anything about the legal works of it so I’m just going to forget about it, what do I care anyway. I’m more concerned with the taste. It claims to be between 100,000-300,000 scoville heat units so maybe it wont be so bad after all. The second hot sauce listed in the ingredients does have pepper extract listed in the breakdown. I cracked it open and licked the side of the dropper.
My first impression was that it was more of a steak sauce because it had a very bold flavor with just a little tanginess from the vinegar. It wasn’t that hot so I set the dropper aside and poured it over my wings in a bowl then shook them up and served them with blue cheese dressing. The smell of the sauce on the hot wings was a lot more vinegary than the taste. But even being warmed up the flavor of vinegar was never an issue while eating the wings. It had just the right amount of tanginess to it, and was actually pretty good. it is definitely different than most wing sauces I have had in the past, which is a good thing. Even though its not my favorite and does not have enough heat for my likings it is something different after eating the same old wing sauces all the time. It would probably go really good on a steak because the flavor of it reminds me of steak sauce, and it didnt have that really buttery flavor to it that most wing sauces have to really set them apart from hot sauces.
Ingredients: Tabasco sauce (vinegar, aged red pepper, salt) hot sauce (cayenne red peppers, vinegar, salt, and garlic), spices, hot sauce (tomato paste, water, pepper extract, vinegar, sugar, molasses, soy sauce) vinegar, xanthan gum, propylene glycol alginate, less that 0.1% sodium benzoate added as a preservative, salt, and garlic.Note: I realize that there are some typing errors in the ingredient list, that is how the bottle is so I didn’t feel the need to change them.
Taste: 7/10 I like that it is so different than all the other wing sauces out there, but it almost doesn’t seem like it should be put on wings its so different.
Heat: 5/10 the medicine bottle and eye dropper and waver that I never completed and sent in before eating are purely a novelty, the heat isn’t that bad. Price: the website has it listed for 5.99 and I would say that is a decent price for it
Quaker Steak and Lube
101 Chestnut Street
Sharon, PA 16146