The craze for hunting down what is the hottest hot sauce in the world is a very real thing. Among food lovers, numerous people have a knack for spice.
Hot sauces are one of the top sauces used to add flavor to the food we eat. The hot sauce industry has been quite successful in the past few years in the US.
It is even considered preferable over other delicious sauces such as BBQ sauce, mayonnaise, and ketchup. The industry has claimed to have grown over 150% in total and it continues to grow as the hype grows.
There is a term called “Scoville Units” that are a unit to measure just how hot a hot sauce is. There are degrees of intensity such as mild, medium, and hot for each hot sauce.
These ranges are “Scoville Heat Units” or SHU. So if a hot sauce has about 100 to 2500 SHUs, it is mild. If it has over 2500 SHUs, it is medium and above 30 thousand SHUs are ranked as very hot.
So here is a list of some of the hottest hot sauces you could try for fun:
- The End Hot Sauce
This sauce has over a whopping 6 million Scoville Units and it is safe to say that it seems quite terrifying. One of the reviews about this hot sauce might send chills down your spine.
The taste will burn your tongue at first and you will start to wonder why you decided to eat this sauce. Even after a half-hour, the taste will still not end.
- BumbleF**ked Hot Sauce
This hot sauce has about 6 million Scoville Units as well and it was created by the former guitarist in the band called Guns and Roses. This is why it is named after the guitarist’s name Bumblefoot.
This hot sauce has a taste of ginseng, tropical fruit, and also ginger.
- Get Bitten Black Mamba Six Hot Sauce
If you look at the bottle of this hot sauce, you might think it is a BBQ sauce. However, it is way too hot compared to a standard BBQ sauce.
The sauce is hot because it contains about 6 million Scoville unit capsaicin extract. This sauce will jolt you, even if you are exhausted.
- The Source Hot sauce
The Source Hot sauce has about 7.1 million Scoville units of capsaicin extract. Since this hot sauce is extremely hot, it is only preferable to be used as an additive.
This one must be dealt with carefully, because you could end up in a hospital if you are not careful.
- Mad Dog 357 No. 9 Plutonium
The hot sauce with 9 million SHU’s is the real deal. You must never use it directly and only use it as an additive. This sauce has 60% pure capsaicin.