The hottest sauces in the worldDo you drink tabasco like water and long for some spice in your life? These could be the answer
Not feeling the fiery jalapeños? Does the extra hot relish barely singe your nose hairs? For some people, spicy is simply not spicy enough. Get ready to dab some of these on your next meal.
Here are 5 of the hottest (purchasable) chilli sauces in the world.
Blair’s Ultra Death Sauce
Hot score: 1,300,000 Scoville
Info: The company Blair’s Sauces and Snacks is known to produce some of the sharpest spices in the world. With 1,300,000 on the Scoville scale, measuring the hotness of chilli peppers, the Blair’s Ultra Death Sauce - the harshest of the “normal” sauces made by the manufacturer - triggers an inferno on your palate.
Hottest Sauce in the Universe - 2nd Dimension
Hot score: 3,500,000 Scoville
Info: There’s hot, then hotter, and then Hottest Sauce in the Universe - 2nd Dimension. With a Scoville value of 3,500,000, it doesn’t quite live up to its title but it’s almost too scorching to be of this world. Conclusion: prepare for serious tongue abrasions.
Meet Your Maker Retribution Hot Sauce
Hot score: 5,000,000 Scoville
Info: It might be worth having a fire extinguisher nearby for this one. To make sure you give it the necessary respect, Meet Your Maker Retribution Hot Sauce is delivered in a small coffin. The Naga-Jolokia-Chili used for its production is also called “Ghost Pepper” and a few drops of this sauce are enough to turn bland stews into a fiery concoction.
Get Bitten Black Mamba 6 Hot Sauce
Hot score: 6,000,000 Scoville
Info: Even the smallest amount of a black mamba’s poison can be deadly. So perhaps the manufacturer wanted to warn us when it comes to the dosage of their Get Bitten Black Mamba sauce. Even if you’re a hard-hearted firestarter, less is more here.
Mad Dog 357 No.9 plutonium
Hot score: 9,000,000 Scoville
Info: This is like an export from hell itself. With 2000 times the spiciness of a jalapeño, this relish belongs at the top of the class for hot chilli sauces. But beware, the severity level is so high, you should only add it to your pot of chilli con carne with extreme caution.
A little further advice
If you’ve overdone it with the sizzling sauce, you shouldn’t reach for a beer or lemonade. A chilli’s spicy ingredient called capsaicin is not water-soluble, but fat-soluble. Instead, extinguish the fire in your mouth with milk, ice cream or yoghurt.