Official review by Scott “The Cluckbucket” Roth
About Suck Creek
Suck Creek Wings comes to us from two guys in the greater Chattanooga, TN area. John and Dave have always shared a passion for all things spicy, especially Buffalo style chicken wings. Their love of wings and desire to create a sauce that was both full of flavor and heat led them to the kitchen, where they spent many hours perfecting their craft. The result of those long hours is an award-winning wing sauce, which was recently voted Chattanooga's best.
I had a chance to taste the three Suck Creek sauces with my wing eating friends down at the Oregon State - Stanford football game. Before I go any further, let me say that these wings really deliver something special. From the moment I opened up the jar, I knew that I was in for a treat because of the consistency of the sauce. The sauce was very thick and had an amazing zing to it, I liked it so much that I had already eaten about a 1/4 of a bottle by just dipping my finger into it. Here's what I had to think about the three different flavors:
Suck Creek Original
Hands down my favorite of the Suck Creek sauces. This sauce has a big bold flavor to it with a definite zip and solid amount of heat. You can see what appears to be very finely ground peppers in the sauce and I'm not completely sure, but I would guess that there is a small amount of Italian dressing or Parmesan cheese in the sauce. But don't go thinking that this is a novelty wing sauce, whatever the extra ingredients are, they don't take away from a real buffalo wing flavor of hot sauce and butter. I really really like this sauce, it is definitely in the top 10 of wing sauces that I've ever had.
Suck Creek Medium
A less zippy version of the Original. While not my favorite, these wings were the crowd favorite of my wing eating crew as they aren't quite into heat as much as I am. What's great about these wings is that while they have toned down the heat, they haven't sacrificed the flavor at all. Again, it seems like there is a very small amount of Italian dressing or Parmesan cheese in the sauce and it has a very thick consistency when it comes out of the jar. One quick note, on the Suck Creek web site they recommend that you heat the sauce a little bit before you toss your wings, but I didn't and I wouldn't recommend it. As long as your wings are piping hot and straight out of the deep fryer, the heat of the wings will bring the sauce down to the perfect consistency for coating the wings.
Suck Creek Spicy BBQ
These are my favorite dessert wings. As far as BBQ sauce wings go, these have a really good flavor and a sneaky little bit of heat to make things interesting. What I like about this BBQ sauce is that it's not overly sweet, it's sweet alright, but just not so sweet that you feel like you're going to get sick if you eat too many of them. I'm not really a fan of BBQ sauce wings, but for those who are, you should definitely give these a try, I don't think you'll be disappointed.
The Final Word
While I'm still not quite sure where they got the name Suck Creek from (and I don't know if I really want to find out), you can't hold that against them - these wing sauces are a real winner. The Suck Creek dream is for tailgates and other wing partiers around the US to be rocking Suck Creek sauces, so don't take my word for it, use the link below and try some for yourself...
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