This one might surprise you. Is Frank's Buffalo Sauce vegan? We answer the question once and for all below...
Here's what you need to know...
Vegan friends, rejoice! Frank's RedHot Buffalo Wings Sauce is vegan.
If you've ever read the ingredients list on a bottle of Frank's buffalo sauce, "natural butter type flavor" may have caught your eye.
But don't let it deter you because, believe it or not, Frank's buffalo sauce is actually dairy-free. Yes, really!
Find out why below.
Frank's RedHot Buffalo Wings Sauce Ingredients
Everything in Frank's RedHot Buffalo Wings Sauce can be found right here:
Ingredients: Distilled Vinegar, Aged Cayenne Red Peppers, Salt, Water, Canola Oil, Paprika, Xanthan Gum, Natural Butter Type Flavor and Garlic Powder.
Why would "natural butter type flavor" be vegan? We found some info on a VegWeb forum that helps clear things up.
When VegWeb community member Cade Foster inquired about the nature of the butter flavor used in Frank's wing sauce, a representative of the New York hot sauce brand confirmed that this sauce does not contain any animal derivatives or synthesized milk proteins.
That's good to hear, but if you're wondering how that could be, the answer might lie in "flavor houses." Many food companies develop product flavors with the help of these facilities where chemical compounds are mixed to engineer flavors that can resemble naturally occurring ones.
We feel good about the vegan credentials of Frank's RedHot Buffalo Wings Sauce.
If you're new to vegan buffalo sauce, there are lots of ways to enjoy it, and we've got some suggestions.
Frank's RedHot Vegan Recipes
You can slather buffalo sauce on anything, really, but here are a few ideas we think will come in handy, *especially* for those upcoming Super Bowl parties.
Just use Frank's RedHot Buffalo Wings Sauce for the hot sauce in any of the following:
- "Wings" like these
- Buffalo sauce-slathered pizza like this vegan buffalo baked potato pizza
- Buffalo mac and cheese like this vegan white mac with buffalo seitan
Bring these to a vegan party and you'll be everyone's new best friend.
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