Cholula has been one of my favorite hot sauces for years and is a standard item in my pantry. I was delighted when I spotted it being sold as a twin pack in oversized bottles.
Of course these beauties were coming home with me!
Nutrition and Ingredients
Let’s take a closer look at what you get with these bottles of hot sauce.
You get 12 ounces of sauce in each bottle. One serving is a single teaspoon and there are about 72 servings per bottle.
The nutritional facts for a single serving are:
- Calories: 0
- Fat: 0g (0% DV)
- Cholesterol: 0mg (0% DV)
- Sodium: 110mg (5% DV)
- Carbohydrates: 0g (0% DV)
- Protein: 0g
One reason that I love hot sauces like Cholula is that they add so much flavor to feed without bringing any calories to the party. This is in stark contrast to calorie laden sauces like Trader Joe’s Magnifique Sauce and Salt Lick’s Spicy BBQ Sauce.
The sauce has the following ingredients:
- Arbol peppers
- Piquin peppers
- Garlic powder
- Xanthan gum
Cholula hot sauce is tangy and spicy, without being stupid hot, with a pleasing array of flavors.
The heat comes from two types of peppers, arbol and piquin, which is a nice change of pace from the single heat note that you get from cayenne pepper based Louisiana style hot sauces.
The garlic and other spices play secondary, but notable, roles to round out the profile.
I eat a ton of this sauce for breakfast when I put it on scrambled eggs and grits.
It is equally as excellent when used to spice up a bowl of Kirkland Beef Chili.
I do not use this sauce on beef or pork as I like Trader Joe’s Green Dragon Sauce for those proteins.
I bought the two pack of this sauce at Costco for $7.79 which works out to a cost per ounce of $0.325.
You can buy a single 12 ounce bottle of this sauce at Walmart for $5.98 which works out to a cost of $0.498 per ounce.
This means that you will save $0.173 per ounce (34%) by purchasing the two pack of Cholula at Costco.