American Soda’s Most Hardcore Hot Sauces

Hot sauce; you either love it, or you spend five minutes after trying some stood next to the sink desperately filling glass after glass with water trying to sooth your burning mouth.

It’s fair to say that hot sauce isn’t for everyone, but if you want a delicious way to add a fiery kick to ribs and wings, you really can’t go wrong.

This post isn’t about sauces that add a fiery kick, however. This post is about the hardcore of hot sauces, the kind of sauces that won’t just burn your mouth but that threaten to set your whole head on fire too!

We’ve compiled some of the hottest sauces we have here at American Soda, given them a heat rating and even included some video challenges that should act as fair warning for the faint-of-heart and meek-of-mouth!

Check these out…if you dare…

Frank’s Hot Sauce

Frank’s Hot Sauce is renowned for being the basis for the now-legendary Buffalo wings sauce recipe, and it’s not hard to see why. This is a top-quality hot sauce that doesn’t sacrifice taste for heat, striking a perfect balance between the two.

If you’re a hardcore heatseeker, however, Frank’s might be a bit too mild for you – it clocks in at just 400 on the Scoville Scale used to measure heat. If you’re a sensitive-mouthed hot sauce amateur or someone who likes a campfire rather than a full-on mouth inferno, this is the sauce for you.

Just be careful; even the mildest of hot sauces can pack a punch, as evidenced by the girls in this challenge video!

As hot as: the British summer time

Texas Pete Hot Sauce

Texas Pete Hot Sauce

Texas Pete was first introduced in 1929, a whole 79 years before the world was introduced to the exploits of Adam Richman and his clashes with ultra-hot sauces on ‘Man V. Food’. As such, Texas Pete is from a milder time, when mouths weren’t as well-trained to the unique heat of a fiery hot sauce.

Texas Pete Original Hot Sauce comes in at a relatively mild 747 on the Scoville Heat Scale, making it an ideal ‘intermediate’ hot sauce to prepare for the heat of hotter sauces!

As hot as: Texas (where else?) at the height of summer

Trappey’s Red Devil Cayenne Pepper Sauce

Trappey's Red Devil Cayenne Pepper Sauce

Trappey’s is one of the oldest manufacturers of hot sauce around and it shows; their delicious Trappey’s Red Devil Cayenne Pepper sauce is the result of years of work and makes for good wings, ribs and steak!

It’s not too shabby on the heat front either, coming in at between 800 to 1200 on the Scoville Scale. Not enough to cause a hot sauce veteran to break into a sweat, but it still packs quite a punch!

As hot as: wearing a fur coat and thermal pyjamas in the Sahara desert

Scorned Woman Hot Sauce

Scorned Woman Hot Sauce

Now we’re talking. Everyone knows that hell hath no fury like a woman scorned; if someone could bottle that fury and add it to a tasty mix of vinegars and peppers, they’d end up with Scorned Woman Hot Sauce.

This is a sauce to make the eyes water, the kind of sauce that sparks a fire in the belly and a blaze in the mouth. Weighing in at 6000 on the Scoville Scale, this is not a sauce to be reckoned with. Hot sauce amateurs, proceed with caution!

As hot as: setting yourself on fire and then taking a nice trip to the surface of the sun.

Blair’s Death Sauce

Blair's Pure Death Sauce

Blair’s are responsible for some of the hottest hot sauces on the planet, with some of their limited edition sauces clocking in at a massive 16,000,000 on the Scoville Scale. That’s the highest rating you can get, and THREE TIMES hotter than police grade pepper spray!

The Blair’s hot sauces we stock aren’t quite as hot as that, but they aren’t that far off either. The ‘mildest’ of the sauces is the Blair’s Golden Death sauce, which is rated as 34,000 on the Scoville scale! Next up is Blair’s Original Death Sauce, which clocks in at 35,000 on the scale. Somewhat unbelievably, Blair’s rate this sauce as 4/10 on their heat scale but trust us when we say that this is HOT!

Not quite as hot as Blair’s Pure Death Sauce, though. No, that is rated as a massive 48,000 on the Scoville scale, which makes it the hottest sauce we have at American Soda, and the sauce equivalent of a flamethrower!

Did we mention you also get an awesome skull keyring with every bottle?

If you want to see just how hot Blair’s sauces can get, check out this video. This features Blair’s Ultradeath Hot Sauce, which is rated at 1,100,000 on the Scoville scale!!!

As hot as: setting yourself on fire, taking a nice trip to the surface of the sun, stopping off at the Sun’s core, jumping in a volcano…and then drinking a bottle of Blair’s Pure Death Sauce!

Have you been brave enough to try any of these sauces? Let us know in the comments, on the American Soda Facebook page or on Twitter @americansoda.