Alton Brown Rigorously Reviews Spicy Wings | Hot Ones

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  • Published on Apr 26, 2018
  • Alton Brown is a food-TV trailblazer, award-winning author, and all-around culinary powerhouse. But how is he with hot food? Find out as the Iron Chef America host sits down for his date with Sean Evans and the wings of death. As he meticulously reorders the hot sauces according to his own ranking, Alton tackles everything from the history of food television, to Eminem lyrics, to the art of sabering a bottle of champagne. Do you agree with his pick for the best food movie of all time? Find out in this episode with one of most insightful voices in food.
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  • First We Feast
    First We Feast  Year ago +6332

    For those who have tried all the sauces...do you agree with Alton's ratings??

    • DyesubDave
      DyesubDave 22 hours ago

      I have two Dawson's hot sauces and they're both great. Mind you I haven't tried the one that he trashed. The mellower one is Garlic Jalapeno and is a great light creamy sauce when you want to add just a bit of heat and flavor. The other is XXX Ghost Pepper Mash which is extremely hot and you certainly don't need much of it. I saw them at a show and they had a Chocolate Sauce which just had a tiny bit of heat. I really wish I had gotten some of that as well. I just picked these up a few months ago so perhaps they've upped their game since when this video was shot.

    • Bryant Keicher
      Bryant Keicher 5 days ago

      idk for 89 cents that louisiana's pretty good...

    • jmb112875
      jmb112875 6 days ago

      Love Alton Brown and this show. God Bless.

    • J Cripps
      J Cripps Month ago +1

      First We Feast
      I just found this and agree Ramsay was a bit of an arrogant drama Queen. This for me was far better and the sarcasm way more biting and on point. Absolutely agree with food network going downhill after it morphed into reality tv for the masses...quantity over quality.

    • DarkForce X
      DarkForce X Month ago

      His ratings and pallet are very accurate

  • SuperImmenseGaming
    SuperImmenseGaming 17 hours ago

    Very intelligent guy, extremely personable and an excellent presenter. This guy knows his hot sauce!

  • Darius Bennett
    Darius Bennett 22 hours ago

    Uhm, how is he qualified to rate rhymes?

  • matt crosson
    matt crosson Day ago

    Alton just takes a swig no questions asked. Mouth all over the bottle. On two separate occasions

  • Nothing
    Nothing Day ago

    I have eaten chicken wings all over the US, best place is Syracuse, NY. You can't swing a dead cat without hitting a place that has great wings.

  • Boi I gotta small pen15

    7:15 the mad lad took a swig

  • zach Barahona
    zach Barahona Day ago

    I like how a chef is able to train their palette to identify what's in a recipe 7:20

  • RobertDoosh
    RobertDoosh 2 days ago

    ahh, so he's still as annoying as he was in the 00s

  • Ariq Fauzan
    Ariq Fauzan 2 days ago +1

    This is hands down the best hot ones interview ever recorded

    • Igal Neshto
      Igal Neshto Day ago

      This episode is pure gold!
      I wish he'd have more stuff like that and less weird "celebs"...

  • Ariq Fauzan
    Ariq Fauzan 2 days ago

    He deadass skipped the second wing because it's overcooked.

  • P L
    P L 2 days ago

    He was so unfazed by the heat of the sauces! that's how a boss takes on hot ones

  • ShhmoovePenta
    ShhmoovePenta 3 days ago

    America wants MIKE TYSON. I also want a shout out if you do go with MIKE TYSON

  • ShhmoovePenta
    ShhmoovePenta 3 days ago

    Get mike Tyson on the show! I request the king of the ring to take on the wings of the ring!

  • terp02Andrew
    terp02Andrew 3 days ago

    I was just eating wings before watching this. 15:51 Crunchy. Spicy. Salty.
    Yeppp - hitting on all three.

  • konroth rec.
    konroth rec. 3 days ago

    milk challenge

  • Danny Motta
    Danny Motta 3 days ago

    Never heard of this guy in my life but this ended up being my fav hot ones episode

  • K8 B
    K8 B 4 days ago

    I liked Alton until I watched this... Thanks

  • Wolfgang Seyfert
    Wolfgang Seyfert 4 days ago

    In Bald he looks like your Father

  • Knight_Productions
    Knight_Productions 4 days ago

    70% Comments comparing Alton to Gordon Ramsay.
    20% Comments saying on how cool it is to have Alton on the show.
    10% Other.

  • eric heller
    eric heller 4 days ago

    you should sell as a gift pack like beers of the world.

  • JennyWinters
    JennyWinters 4 days ago

    This was The Intimidating Challenger for Sean. I'd be quaking in my boots having Alton.

  • James West
    James West 4 days ago +1

    You've had some fantastic guests, but Alton Brown is my favorite. What a treat to hear his thoughtful and intelligent responses to both the sauces and your questions. I'm curious what it would take to get him to the level of delirium that we've seen delete the defenses of so many of your guests. I hope you sent him a bottle of your Los Calientes since he noticed and appreciated your other two. He'll probably flex and take a swig of that one too, lol.

  • Minnesota Fatz
    Minnesota Fatz 4 days ago

    8:40 Eddie's Million Dollar Cookoff is the best food movie ever, Ratatouille is a close second.

  • expert autodetail
    expert autodetail 4 days ago

    lol, buffalo has the best wings , this guy has no idea, probably went to applebees or something whlie he was there,,, where does alton recommend going then to get good wings??? im curious . where did alton go in buffalo to try wings??? what does he classify as a good wing to begin with? i got better wings at the buffalo air port then most places around where i live in NC .

  • T Vang
    T Vang 4 days ago

    He took everything soo well.

  • Shelby Beeimus
    Shelby Beeimus 4 days ago

    I also learned from this show that some sauces that claim to be the hottest, focus more on function than flavor.

  • Shelby Beeimus
    Shelby Beeimus 4 days ago

    I used to avoid avocado like a plague. Alton showed me that avocado was delicious.

  • Paul Garcia
    Paul Garcia 5 days ago

    The man is a beast!

  • Alondra Lopez
    Alondra Lopez 5 days ago

    I don’t appreciate him wasting wings tbh

  • Liz P
    Liz P 5 days ago

    Alton is vicious! Lol.
    Love him. Wish good eats would be brought back.

  • Molly m
    Molly m 5 days ago

    wait they literally triggered him with the grocery store thing wtf hot ones???

  • Bryant Keicher
    Bryant Keicher 5 days ago

    so where do you go for wings alton. you didnt answer the question

  • M Brews
    M Brews 5 days ago

    Now that's "good eats"!!

  • Flopilop / Deezey
    Flopilop / Deezey 6 days ago

    I fucking love this episode, this is my 3rd time watching it :3

  • Doc Vanderweff von Damme

    I’m a bit sad Sean never mentioned Cutthroat Kitchen as one of Alton Browns shows, cause Cutthroat was awesome

  • HOLYFEAR96
    HOLYFEAR96 7 days ago

    I lost respect for this guy when he called Man vs Food “gluttonous and disgusting”. Get off your high horse buddy.

  • GuitarboyBussian
    GuitarboyBussian 7 days ago

    This was such a good episode

  • Kam Judah
    Kam Judah 7 days ago

    Hey Alton Brown, shut up. Maybe you have never had a good authentic Cuban sandwich you prick.

  • SPACE MAN
    SPACE MAN 8 days ago

    Coming back here to re watch a real cook eat some wings

  • Ryan Zhu
    Ryan Zhu 8 days ago

    I really like this show!

  • Alejandra Martinez
    Alejandra Martinez 8 days ago

    This is the flippin' coolest Hot Ones Episode I have seen(not watching in any particular order)! Fell in complete and total love with Alton. No clue he was so personable and cute in real life xD

  • Big Rick
    Big Rick 8 days ago

    Most wholesome episode.

  • MadEzra64
    MadEzra64 8 days ago

    Alton Brown IS the Food Network.

  • PSW Official
    PSW Official 8 days ago

    I thought he was going to chug the hot one's sauce.

  • joe f
    joe f 8 days ago

    He was kooler then i thought he would be

  • Chase Samuel
    Chase Samuel 9 days ago

    The show with hot questions and even hotter guests 😍🔥

  • Champ Marly
    Champ Marly 9 days ago

    Like this one

  • dodgers doon1130
    dodgers doon1130 9 days ago

    Absolute legend. Mind over matter

  • TV
    TV 9 days ago +2

    the chart says mad dog 365 instead of 357

  • brideath
    brideath 9 days ago

    Best hot ones interview I've ever watched. I love Alton Brown!

  • EUROPA Music - Official Channel

    He's a psychopath... a lovely psychopath, but that's a good thing.

  • Thyri Carver
    Thyri Carver 10 days ago

    Ok now I need to try that fiery chipotle. Maybe because I'm not a fan of ginger was why I dont like the last dab? So now I need to get some of Alton's favourite sauce of the bunch.

  • michael james
    michael james 10 days ago

    alton is an absolutely fascinating dude

  • CroutonBomb
    CroutonBomb 10 days ago

    What a great show!!

  • Kristy Lin
    Kristy Lin 11 days ago

    Alton Brown talking about being so depressed in grocery stores that he walks away from his cart reminds me of when Anthony Bourdain said he was emotionally bedridden after eating airport Johnny Rockets. They have a similar clear-eyed sensitivity to the ills of modern humanity while most of us willingly accept the numbing static at least sometimes. Take care of yourself, ABs.

  • Brandon Shaul
    Brandon Shaul 11 days ago +2

    I disagree with the wings I live in buffalo and anytime I've ever had wings anywhere else their not anything like buffalo wing their called that for a reason

  • Manic Hamartia
    Manic Hamartia 11 days ago

    Balls of steel, completely honest. I am now a fan.

  • mecha1018
    mecha1018 11 days ago

    YESSS, Good eats is coming back. One of my favorite cooking shows hahaha

  • Vincent Perrino
    Vincent Perrino 11 days ago

    should do one with bobby flay

  • NickWit
    NickWit 12 days ago +1

    In this episode, Sean eats wings with his disappointed father.

  • Ross Maclean
    Ross Maclean 12 days ago

    His cutthroat kitchen programme dragged me into the food scene love this dude

  • Joseline Julian
    Joseline Julian 13 days ago

    #boss Alton

  • Don Heil
    Don Heil 13 days ago +1

    This was Alton at his best. Funny as hell and smart enough to know that this was not about hot wings or sauces...it was about a performance and getting his message across to the viewers. He tactfully ate very little of the actual wings and saved his palate, but also managed to not shy away from the challenge. Very smart and very good guy...well done.

  • Michael Doidge
    Michael Doidge 14 days ago

    Alton Brown's comment about reality television too true, i learned about my passion to cook and bake because of food tv, i can't not try and make something entirely from scratch these days

  • Jim T
    Jim T 14 days ago

    When will you have Bobby Flay on your show? Please!!!!!

  • Calvin Rioux
    Calvin Rioux 14 days ago

    Isnt the last dap supposed to be really hot none of these last days seem hot at all

  • Michael Williams
    Michael Williams 15 days ago

    Glad to hear you say that mainstream ruined food TV, I stopped watching

  • Vinny C
    Vinny C 15 days ago

    I like the idea for Alton's show. The air field thing

  • Nicolas Tatro
    Nicolas Tatro 15 days ago +1

    By far, the best of these (wonderful) shows that I've seen (because Alton teaches us what makes a good hot sauce and what's just hot hype).

  • Justin D
    Justin D 15 days ago

    Larry's Deli just outside Tampa. Best Cuban in the world.

    • Justin D
      Justin D 15 days ago

      People come from Miami to get them. Land o lakes, fl.

  • SCGunDog
    SCGunDog 16 days ago +1

    Alton's respect for the flavor profiles of these sauces makes him the most epic guest that's ever been on here.

  • Katie Petersen
    Katie Petersen 16 days ago

    I think I just fell in mind-love with Alton Brown. ❤️😍

  • Patman Crowley
    Patman Crowley 16 days ago

    That was fun! I really appriecated Alton Brown's interview. Thanks for such an excellent guest!

  • Jim Cars
    Jim Cars 16 days ago

    My most Favorite episode so far!!!!

  • Play Thing
    Play Thing 16 days ago

    Alton Brown is just a glamorized taste tester and food snob, nothing really great about him other than his ability as an entertainer.

  • Leo McKillop
    Leo McKillop 16 days ago

    I kept hearing Elton...

  • Herando Sanqui
    Herando Sanqui 17 days ago

    Ummm drinking half and half?? #crack?

  • drumma4lyfe06
    drumma4lyfe06 18 days ago

    Alton is the GOAT

  • a Marquez
    a Marquez 18 days ago +1

    After listening to Alton wax on poetically about spice notes, midnight grocery runs, and airport food, I’ve come to only one conclusion...... Fury got robbed.

  • amstevens23
    amstevens23 18 days ago

    😨 he drank it.

  • Mr. Tuba
    Mr. Tuba 19 days ago

    Alton no sold all the heat

  • John Doe
    John Doe 19 days ago

    Alton needs to return for a second round! By far the most interesting guest.

  • Exiled Ghost
    Exiled Ghost 19 days ago

    Alton is probably my favorite episode so far, I can honestly say his insight and personality are immensely refreshing as well as intriguing. I love this guy I could listen to him speak all day and find everything interesting lol straight up cool guy

  • Drake
    Drake 19 days ago

    This guy is among the best. He is sitting high with the Henry Rollins and Dax Shepard's of the show.

  • matt kaluza
    matt kaluza 20 days ago

    love Alton

  • Jay Pique
    Jay Pique 20 days ago +1

    It's so entertaining to see people display their false pretension for our entertainment. Thank you Alton.

  • KFStreich
    KFStreich 20 days ago

    I'd love to eat with Alton

  • LookerStenographer
    LookerStenographer 20 days ago +1

    18:36 What's Mad Dog 365? Is it the annual version of Mad Dog 357?

  • Sarah Hoang
    Sarah Hoang 21 day ago

    Alton dead ass drank out of the hot sauce bottle 😂😂😂 what a guy

  • mymythewoodchuck
    mymythewoodchuck 21 day ago

    I now have a crush on Alton Brown.

  • A C
    A C 22 days ago

    Damn, AB is a savage in this!

  • Munch eez
    Munch eez 22 days ago

    Alton is badass

  • iconoclast
    iconoclast 22 days ago

    Alton is a trip - probably one of the most knowledgeable people about food anywhere. I just can't get over the fact that both of these guys ingested all that fiery stuff and never broke a sweat unlike Ramsey, who behaved like he was quartered alive.

  • jason elliott
    jason elliott 23 days ago

    I love it lol

  • Draagreov
    Draagreov 23 days ago

    Why isent he Hot Ones fiery chipotle for sale on the site? wanted to buy one after Alton ranked it in the top, but i cant seem to find it:/

  • psidvicious
    psidvicious 23 days ago

    Could have been a good video but the unskipable commercials ruined it 👎

  • Jay Lew
    Jay Lew 24 days ago

    Surprised he went with Hitchcock and not Orson...but I guess all the food would be gone by the time coming began with Orson

  • Ian Cryar
    Ian Cryar 25 days ago

    Not to be a sticker but it’s called snarfing when liquid is expelled from the noise while one is laughing

  • Charity R
    Charity R 25 days ago +4

    Alton is my celebrity crush. I could sit and listen to him lecture all day. Teach me senpai.

  • MrKalashnik0va
    MrKalashnik0va 26 days ago +7

    Damn, Alton is cooler than the other side of the pillow.