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Why Texas Pete® is the Perfect Hot Sauce for K-12

There is no denying that today’s students love spicy foods. The growth in global flavors on restaurant menus and meals at home, plus growing diversity within student populations, makes having options for students to add a little kick to their school food essential. Here are four good reasons why Texas Pete® is the brand you can count on.


1. Texas Pete® is the #1 Portion Control (PC) Hot Sauce in America

Three flavors of 7-gram packets that have made Texas Pete® #1.

Three flavors of 7-gram packets that have made Texas Pete® #1.

Texas Pete® takes PC hot sauce seriously with three flavor options that have made the brand the go-to PC hot sauce for commercial restaurants nationwide. Offered by major restaurant brands, your students already know and love Texas Pete®.

Whether it’s the medium heat of Texas Pete® Original Hot Sauce or ethnic flavors of CHA! by Texas Pete® Sriracha Sauce, or ¡SABOR! by Texas Pete® Mexican-Style Hot Sauce, there is a 7gram PC that is perfect for your menu planning. PCs are ideal because of their flexibility of use from lunch to breakfast menus, boxed lunches, or snacks; PCs give students the freedom to add the kick-in flavor they desire.

Texas Pete® offers a complete line of 1 oz. dipping cups.

The Texas Pete® line of 1oz. Dipping Cups are ideal for K-12.

Yet, Texas Pete® offer more than just 7-gram PCs. Choose 1 oz. Dipping Cups come in four flavors: Texas Pete® Original Hot Sauce, BBQ Sauce, Honey Mustard Sauce, and Wing Sauce. Also, glass bottles and plastic ½ gallon and gallon jugs are ideal for back-of-house preparation or use the jugs with a pump or available dispenser for self-service condiment stations or for filling ramekins back-of-house. It’s easy to review all available flavors and packaging.


2. The Lower Sodium Choice for K-12

The ever-present need to watch and plan menus to reduce sodium intake has a friend in Texas Pete®. Saving sodium on your hot sauce enables you to use those sodium numbers on other menu items students love. Texas Pete® beats other brands by delivering great flavor and less sodium.

Brand Sodium Per Serving
Texas Pete® Original Hot Sauce 116mg
Frank’s Red Hot® 190mg
Louisiana Hot Sauce® 124mg
Cholula® 110mg


3. Turn Up the Heat Whenever You Want To

Each Texas Pete® product offers a different level of heat. For example, teens are more likely to want a higher level of heat while elementary school students just like medium heat. Measured in Scoville Units, here is a quick look at some of Texas Pete® product heat levels:

Product Scoville Units
Texas Pete® Original Hot Sauce 340–740
CHA! by Texas Pete® Sriracha Sauce 1,400–2,900
¡SABOR! by Texas Pete® Mexican-Style Hot Sauce 340–740
Texas Pete® Honey Mustard Sauce 25–200
Texas Pete® Hotter Hot Sauce 3,000–3,500
Texas Pete® Extra Mild Wing Sauce 100–300
Texas Pete® Mild Wing Sauce 300–550


4. Texas Pete® Cares About Feeding Hungry Kids!

Texas Pete® Cares About Feeding Hungry Kids!

Garner Foods, the makers of Texas Pete®, has a passion for feeding hungry kids. One great example is the annual Texas Pete® Kitchen Hero Cook-Off, held during the annual CREATE Conference for national and regional restaurant chains.

For 11 years, the competition has invited restaurant chain chefs to create a winning recipe using a Texas Pete® product to earn top honors that benefit the Share Our Strength/No Kid Hungry Program. To date, the competition has helped provide 1.1 million meals to hungry kids. Take a look at the 2023 competition.

The Texas Pete® dominance within the PC hot sauce category and its position as a low sodium solution alone makes it the top choice among all brands for foodservice. Its choice of flavors and heat levels are added benefits that offer the flexibility to add flavor the way you want.