12 Hottest Hot Sauces in the World

In the world of culinary extremes, nothing quite matches the blazing trail of the world’s hottest hot sauces. These flaming mixtures are an adventurous voyage into the depths of flavor and endurance, not just fire. Every bottle narrates a tale of unusual peppers, creative mixes, and an effort to push the limits of heat. These sauces test the bravest palates with flavors ranging from the smokey whispers of chipotle to the volcanic eruption of the Carolina Reaper. We explore the scalding realm of these tongue-tingling gems in this piece. We’ll look at their history, components, and fervent fan bases of heat seekers who vouch for them. As we reveal the spiciest hot sauces that have taken the culinary world by storm, be ready for an explosive journey.

Bumblef**ked Hot Sauce

Coming in at a Scoville heat unit of between 250,000 to one million, the Bumblef**ked Hot Sauce from Bumblefoot is not for the faint of heart.

This sauce is not just straight heat, though, as it provides a unique taste with a few surprises along the way. 

When it first hits your mouth, you will notice the taste of ginger and tropical fruit to go along with a slight tingle.

This evolves into a sudden rise in heat in the back of your mouth. Bumblefoot also includes caffeine and ginseng in this sauce for an added kick.

Mad Dog 357 No. 9 Plutonium

If you want to try out one of the absolute hottest sauces known to man, you should look at Mad Dog 357 No. 9 Plutonium.

This is not a sauce to taste or to use lightly, as Mad Dog recommends it only as a food additive.

This tiny bottle of just one fluid ounce packs in nine million Scoville heat units, making it truly one of the hottest hot sauces in the world.

Some of the sauces on this list have sweet tastes, while this one is just pure heat.

Mad Dog has manufactured this extract by turning 1,000 ounces of raw peppers into one ounce of extract.

No. 9 Plutonium is 60 percent capsicum and may need to be heated to even extract its contents. This is not for the faint of heart and should only be used with food.

Reaper Squeezins

Spice lovers have long heralded the Carolina Reaper pepper as one of the best and hottest in the world.

PuckerButt Pepper Company has turned that pepper into a hot sauce with its Reaper Squeezins. It is made with just two ingredients, Carolina Reaper peppers and vinegar.

And at 92 percent pepper, it has enough heat to knock even the bravest eater on their butt.

Though it has tons of heat, this product is also tasty on all kinds of food. This is a recommended purchase if you want to enjoy the tangy flavor of hot sauce with plenty of heat. 

The End Hot Sauce

The End is the hottest sauce produced by Pepper Palace and one of the spiciest sauces overall.

The name is also appropriate because being half prepared may lead to the end of your taste buds.

This sauce has a Scoville rating in the millions, meaning it is only really recommended for those with plenty of practice enjoying spicy foods.

Pepper Palace makes The End from a combination of habanero and reaper peppers. Also added to the bottle are vinegar, extract, salt, and xanthan gum.

It comes in a bottle containing slightly less than two ounces of liquid. But one drop is all you need to taste the heat of this sauce. 

The Source Hot Sauce

If you need the maximum amount of heat, The Source by Chile Mojo is about as hot as it gets.

Listed with a whopping 7.1 million Scoville units, The Source is not something to try without an iron will and constitution. 

Purchase of The Source requires buyers to sign a waiver stating they understand the dangers present with ingesting the sauce.

Chile Mojo also ships the extract in a lockable case to protect unsuspecting people from trying it without knowing the risks.

The Source contains only pepper extracts. While you won’t get much taste out of this bottle, there are few options as hot as this one.

Get Bitten Black Mamba 6 Hot Sauce

If you are looking for a hot sauce with a solid mix of heat and flavor, look no further than Get Bitten Black Mamba 6.

This sauce clocks in at six million Scoville units, so it is dangerous to use unless accompanied by food. We recommend pairing it with chicken wings or tacos.

Chile Mojo manufactures this sauce with just three ingredients, chocolate habanero peppers, vinegar, and the six million Scoville unit extract that gives it its kick.

Though it looks just like a regular barbecue sauce, it is anything but. Chile Mojo says its heat is like a venomous bite inside your body. 

Meet Your Maker Death Sauce

Meet Your Maker Death Sauce is not just an extract that adds nothing but heat.

This sauce has plenty of flavors to pair with its devilishly high heat of six million Scoville units.

The sauce also comes in a stylish wooden coffin, letting everybody know just how hot and dangerous this particular sauce is.

The manufacturer has created this hot sauce with fresh ghost chilies, dried ghost chilies, and a five million Scoville ghost chili extract.

All this is mixed with onion, garlic, and white wine vinegar to create a tangy and spicy sauce. You must be over 18 to purchase this product. 

The Last Dab XXX

The Last Dab XXX was made famous on the popular YouTube series “Hot Ones” as the final sauce interviewees could put on their last wing.

Today, it is easily purchasable for fans to enjoy from the comfort of their own homes. And while it is not as hot as some of the other options on this list, it still has enough heat to make anyone buckle.

This sauce clocks in at two million Scoville units, making it extremely hot but in the middle of the road for this list.

First We Feast creates this sauce with a mixture of Pepper X, Chocolate Pepper X, and Peach Pepper X.

The peppers are mixed with vinegar, ginger, and common spices like turmeric, coriander, cumin, and dry mustard for a tasty and spicy creation. 

Z Nothing Beyond Extremely Hot Sauce

When you first taste Z Nothing Beyond by Chile Mojo, you might only notice its fruity flavors.

The company includes several fruits in the creation of the sauce, including papaya, guava, pineapple, banana, and passion fruit juice. 

But do not let that fruit sensation fool you, as, within a few moments, you will notice the devilishly hot elements kick in.

A combination of habanero peppers and a four million Scoville unit pepper extract provides plenty of kick and will leave all but the strongest on the floor.

While this isn’t the spiciest option on this list, it is one of the most delicious and still packs enough heat for spice lovers.

Hottest Sauce in the Universe, The 2nd Dimension

As the name suggests, this is not the Hottest Sauce in the Universe, but this offering from Pepper Palace is still extremely spicy.

The bottle may look a little silly, and the label seems like something out of the 1990s, but make no mistake that this sauce is well worth your time. It comes in at a Scoville unit of two million.

The heat in this sauce comes from three elements: aged red peppers, ghost peppers, and a three-million Scoville unit extract.

The rest of the additions are standard, with vinegar, salt, and xanthan gum rounding out the ingredient list. 

Smack My Ass & Call Me Sally Hot Sauce

While the name and label may strike some as juvenile, this hot sauce is anything but.

It is one of the more mild sauces on this list, but that makes it perfect for those dipping their toes into the world of extreme hot sauce.

This sauce measures somewhere between 50,000 to 250,000 Scoville units.

The heat for Smack My Ass & Call Me Sally comes from its habanero peppers. But this sauce is not just about spice but also taste, as it has plenty of flavors to go with its sizzle.

The manufacturer also makes the sauce with carrots, onions, garlic, lime juice, vinegar, and salt. 

Stinger Scorpion Pepper Sauce

Back in the day, this sauce would have been the hottest you could find.

And that is because the manufacturer created Stinger Scorpion with Trinidad moruga scorpion peppers, which were known to be the hottest in the world several years ago.

So while this may not be the most sizzling sauce on the market anymore, it still packs plenty of heat with two million Scoville units. 

With so much heat, you will think you have been stung by a scorpion, as the name implies.

But it is not just all heat with this sauce, as it also has some sweet notes thanks to its fresh carrots, garlic, onions, and lime juice. 

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Written by Brian Nagele

Brian attended West Virginia University, then started his career in the IT industry before following his passion for marketing and hospitality. He has over 20 years experience in the restaurant and bar industry.

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