12. Blair’s Death Sauce
Blair’s Ultra Death Sauce has a Scoville Heat Units (SHU) rating of 1,000,000, making it extremely hot. It contains pepper extracts with 1.1 million SHU, which is 800 times hotter than Tabasco and places it among the top 5 hottest sauces in the world2. Additionally, Blair’s Controlled Death Hot Sauce Kit with 10 million SHU Extract is also available, indicating the extreme heat levels of the brand’s products.
11. Naga Sauce
The Naga Jolokia hot sauce, also known as ghost pepper sauce, is known for its extreme heat. The Scoville Heat Units (SHU) for Naga Jolokia hot sauces can vary, with some ranging from 250,000 to 1,000,000 SHU1. However, there are also Naga Jolokia hot sauces with even higher SHU ratings, such as the Blair’s Controlled Death Hot Sauce Kit with 10 million SHU Extract
10. Trinidad Scorpion Butch T Pepper Sauce
Trinidad Scorpion Butch T Pepper Sauce, with its scorching 1.46 million SHU, delivers intense heat and complex flavor.expand_more This fiery condiment boasts a fruity sweetness balanced by the pepper’s bite, with smoky undertones from roasting.
9. Carolina Reaper Hot Sauce
The Carolina Reaper hot sauce can have a Scoville Heat Units (SHU) rating ranging from 1,569,300 to over 2.2 million SHU. This makes it one of the hottest peppers in the world. The Carolina Reaper pepper, known for its extreme heat, was rated as the world’s hottest chili pepper by Guinness World Records, averaging 1,569,300 SHU on the Scoville scale with peak levels of over 2,200,000 SHU.
8. Da Bomb Ground Zero
Da Bomb Ground Zero is a hot sauce made with habanero peppers and has a Scoville Heat Unit (SHU) rating of 234,000. This means it is one of the hottest commercially available hot sauces in the world. For comparison, a jalapeno pepper has a SHU rating of 2,500-5,000, while a habanero pepper has a SHU rating of 100,000-350,000.
The heat of Da Bomb Ground Zero comes from the capsaicin, a compound found in chili peppers that binds to pain receptors in the mouth.
7. Pepper X Lava Challenge
The Pepper X Lava Challenge is a daring culinary adventure that involves consuming a hot sauce made from the Pepper X, which is officially the new Guinness World Records holder for the hottest chili pepper on the planet.
Pepper X, developed by Smokin’ Ed Currie from PuckerButt Pepper Company, has a Scoville Heat Unit (SHU) rating of 2.69 million SHUs, making it extremely spicy. The challenge involves consuming this hot sauce, which can be an adrenaline-pumping experience due to its extreme heat.
6. Mongoose Hot Sauce
Mongoose Hot Sauce is an extremely hot sauce with a Scoville Heat Unit (SHU) rating of 3 million SHUs. This sauce is hotter than Mamba and has a fantastic taste.
It is described as an extremely hot sauce that combines the Bhut Jolokia (Ghost) chili and the Fatalii chili, offering a strong Jolokia flavor and a long-lasting burn3. The sauce contains Fatalii Pepper Mash, Red Habanero Pepper Mash, 3 Million Scoville Oleoresin Capsicum, and Ghost Chili Powder.
It has a strong Jolokia flavor and a long-lasting burn.
5. Z Nothing Beyond
Z Nothing Beyond Hot Sauce is an extremely hot sauce with a Scoville Heat Unit (SHU) rating of 4 million SHUs. This sauce is made by CaJohns and is considered one of the hottest sauces available.
The sauce is made from a combination of Vinegar, Habanero Peppers, Pepper Extract, Tomatoes, Mustard, Papaya, Guava, Pineapple, Banana, Water, Sugar, Passion Fruit Juice, and Guava Juice. It has a strong flavor and a long-lasting burn.
4. The End Hot Sauce
“The End Hot Sauce” is a product from Pepper Palace that is known for its extreme heat. It registers at a whopping 6 million Scoville Heat Units (SHUs), making it one of the hottest hot sauces in the world.
The Scoville scale is a measure of the ‘heat’ or spiciness of a chili pepper or anything derived from chili peppers, i.e., hot sauces. The scale measures the concentration of the chemical compound capsaicin which is the active component that produces the heat sensation for humans.
The ingredients of “The End Hot Sauce” include habanero peppers, Carolina reaper peppers, pepper extract, and apple cider vinegar. These ingredients combine to create a sauce that is extremely hot.
3. The Source Hot Sauce
The Source Hot Sauce Extract is one of the hottest hot sauces in the world, with a Scoville Heat Units (SHU) rating of 7.1 million.
Unlike some ultra-hot sauces that rely solely on extract, The Source boasts a blend of fresh peppers and extracts. This can potentially offer a more complex flavor profile compared to those solely utilizing extract.
The exact ingredients aren’t readily available, but they likely include habanero peppers, other super-hot pepper varieties, and pepper extract.
The Source Hot Sauce Extract is available in a 1-ounce bottle and is priced at $99.99.
2. Mad Dog 357 No. 9 Plutonium
Mad Dog 357 No. 9 Plutonium is a pepper extract with a Scoville Heat Units (SHU) rating of 9 million, making it one of the hottest and purest pepper extracts in the world. It is crafted from pure HPLC certified capsicum, and its extreme heat is known for its pure, intense spiciness.
The main ingredient in Mad Dog 357 No. 9 Plutonium is pepper extract, which is a highly concentrated form of the capsaicinoid compounds found in chili peppers. These compounds are responsible for the heat sensation we experience when eating spicy foods.
1. Pure Evil
“Pure Evil” is a product from Texas Creek that is known for its extreme heat. It registers at an astonishing 13 million Scoville Heat Units (SHUs), making it the hottest hot sauces in the world.
It is entirely flavorless and is made from capsaicin (not extract), alcohol, water, gold, and ascorbic acid (vitamin C). The product is sold in a 1/4 oz dropper bottle and should be used with extreme caution.