Beyoncé isnt the only one who keeps hot sauce in her bag! For those of us with tastebuds that can handle the spiciest of spice, having our own hot sauce on hand is a must. After all, that Tabasco at the diner just isnt gonna cut it. Not if youre used to the heat of chili peppers!
The worlds hottest hot sauces are definitely not for the faint of heart, but youll never know your tolerance level unless you try the hottest hot sauces of all time. Where does your tolerance fall on the Scoville scale?
If youre up on your hot sauces, then you know the Scoville scale is a unit of measurement that ranks the heat of chili peppers, and therefore, for hot sauce. Scoville heat units (SHUs) are determined by the concentration of a peppers capsaicinoids—mainly, capsaicin, which is the active component in peppers that makes them spicy AF.
If you think you can handle the spiciest hot sauces, we double-dare you to try the top 20 worlds hottest hot sauces on this list.
The Source Hot Sauce
Without any flaming-hot red, orange or yellow messaging on its label, you might mistakenly view The Source Hot Sauce as non-threatening. In fact, you may even mistake it for soy sauce, TBH. But dont be fooled. It may have non-descript packaging and a seemingly innocent bottle, but this hottie registers 7.1 million SHUs. Its makers even issue a similar warning to the one plastered on Mad Dog 357 No. Plutonium: Do not consume directly. Only add to food as an additive and do so conservatively.
As in, itll feel like the end of your life when youre choking post-sauce. Ha, were kidding (not really). With reaper peppers, The End Hot Sauce registers 6 million SHUs, making it PFH—pretty freakin hot. Those who are brave enough to try it can later show off their victory (or maybe stupidity, depending on how you look at it?) by flaunting the companys “I Survived The End” T-shirt.
Meet the Hottest Hot Sauces in the World
There is no way in hot and fiery hell theres a human alive on this planet who can take the heat of Mad Dog 357 No. 9 Plutonium. But still, plenty of thrill-seekers are willing to try. With a record 9 million SHUs, Mad Dog 357 No. 9 Plutonium is like eating an actual piece of Dantes Inferno. As in, it will burn and you will be admitted to the hospital.
Dont believe us? The actual hot sauce itself comes with a warning to sparingly add it to your food. Literally, its not to be consumed directly and should be only added to food for taste in teeny-tiny drips and drabs. Its that serious.
1 Stinger Scorpion
Pepper Palace, back at it again with another stinger. Literally. The Stinger Scorpion is named for its slow, multi-layered burn that quite honestly tastes like edible fire.
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