Dave’s Ghost Pepper Sauce Review

Naga Jolokia, also known as the Ghost Pepper, is the foundation of Dave’s Ghost Pepper Sauce, and trust me, it’s nothing to play with. The label sports the tag line, So Hot It’s Spooky, and I couldn’t think of a more fitting tag line. Not much comes between you and the dangerously intense heat of the Naga Jolokia peppers (twice as hot as the Red Savina Habaneros, often weighing in at over a million Scoville heat units). There’s a little roasted garlic puree and some hot pepper extract (as if that was even needed).

The label informs us that Dave’s Ghost Pepper Sauce makes a great industrial cleaner and grease remover. It also warns us that it’s not for people with heart and respiratory problems. I tend to believe this isn’t an exaggeration. In fact, I’m quite sure it could cause serious medical issues if not handled properly.

All that aside, if you’re looking for a painful heat factor, Dave’s Ghost Pepper Sauce delivers big. If you’ve got friends that like to brag about the level of heat they can take (and we all do), let them put a drop of this sauce on the fingertip and see what happens. The bragging will stop immediately. Let me be clear; this sauce is too hot to eat on its own. If you can do it, more power to you, but I say you can’t.

Not to worry. That doesn’t make the sauce null and void. There are plenty of ways to use Dave’s Ghost Pepper Sauce, and trust me when I say, I’ve tried several of them. At the rate you need to use this sauce, a 5 oz. bottle will last you a year.

Not to drop names here, but grab a jar of Tostitos Salsa Con Queso from your local market. I’m sure other brands will work, but this is what I used. I got the medium version. Use two small drops of Dave’s Ghost Pepper Sauce heaping tablespoon ( and I mean big) of the Tostitos cheese sauce. It will no longer be cheese sauce. It instantly becomes Dave’s Ghost Pepper dip. Pick a chip, any chip, and dip it in to see how good it is.

A big bowl of homemade chili requires no more than two drops of Ghost Pepper to give the chili a flaming burst of flavor; three medium drops to a big bowl of Guacamole dip gave it a fiery finish that made my usual recipe stand up and take notice.

Bottom line, I love Dave’s Ghost Pepper Sauce. I’m careful with it, but I love it.

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11 Responses to “Dave’s Ghost Pepper Sauce Review”

  1. Rod said:

    Feb 05, 10 at 7:58 pm

    Loved the flavor and the burn!

  2. Jaeson said:

    Aug 06, 10 at 6:03 pm

    Very good, but it’s a different kind of heat. I dipped a toothpick in it and licked it off, and it mainly burned right where the sauce touched, and burned for half an hour. I’m looking forward to trying it in something next.

  3. richard mewton said:

    Sep 10, 10 at 8:40 pm

    had the sauce for about 3 weeks now i love great for sharing with mates and a talk about topic for hours after great sauce dave love it big big big shout out to tescos for selling it dont stop selling it back soon for another bottle 10/10

  4. Hothead said:

    Dec 04, 10 at 5:10 pm

    Its hot, but not as bad as many make it out to be. I used 1/4 bottle in a day just eating it. It is worst just to taste , on a finger, on a cracker, etc. Eating it with food is not nearly as potent.

    I regularly put a 1/2″ spot of it on a cracker and eat it, just to get a little burn. Its not bad.

    I put about 1/2 teaspoon insid a burrito and eat, barely feel that because so little actually contacts your mouth. Stomach knows its there though.

    I will dip pieces of pork chop, chicken, etc in it and eat. Again, eating with food is not nearly like just tasting it by itself.

  5. Hotheadisalittlebitch said:

    Dec 08, 11 at 7:58 am

    “Its hot, but not as bad as many make it out to be. I used 1/4 bottle in a day just eating it. It is worst just to taste , on a finger, on a cracker, etc. Eating it with food is not nearly as potent.

    I regularly put a 1/2″ spot of it on a cracker and eat it, just to get a little burn. Its not bad.

    I put about 1/2 teaspoon insid a burrito and eat, barely feel that because so little actually contacts your mouth. Stomach knows its there though.

    I will dip pieces of pork chop, chicken, etc in it and eat. Again, eating with food is not nearly like just tasting it by itself.”

    You sir, are a lier

  6. I agree with Hothead said:

    Dec 29, 11 at 3:26 pm

    HotHead, I agree. This was my first Jolokia experience. I am sorely disappointed. I expected immediate and long lasting burn. I have been a long time consumer of Da Bomb Total Insanity and did not find this much hotter. I also picked up Blair’s Ultimate Death and Jolokia. Hopefully those will turn out a little better when I get around to opening them. I don’t see this bottle lasting much more than a week or two.

  7. SpicyGirl said:

    Mar 21, 12 at 10:18 pm

    This sauce really isn’t unbearable. I am obsessed with the burn that comes from any pepper and after my guy friends saying that it burned with such intensity and lasted for a long time, I was left a little disappointed. The sauce burned, lasted a long time but it was not intense what so ever.

    :( Find me something hotter PLZ!

  8. Mary said:

    May 05, 12 at 7:32 pm

    this just left my step dad with a severe upset stomach. im pretty sure he is alright but it was very concerning.

  9. Ash said:

    May 18, 12 at 9:48 pm

    This sauce is crazy, took a tablespoon of it on a dare, WOW. Didn’t burn my mouth since I just scarfed it down and it dominated my stomach. Huge upset stomach…. Only try it if you’re man enough.

  10. hot'n'saucy said:

    Aug 21, 12 at 6:50 pm

    I just bought this today, and i took about 1 drop on a spoon and ate it. it was REALLY FREEAKIN HOT. I believe the label does not lie. dont eat it more than one drop at a time.

  11. Sarah said:

    Nov 07, 12 at 11:55 pm

    Very, very hot. Use sparingly. I made the mistake of dousing my burrito with this stuff- AND adding serrano chilies. I love spicy foods, but I will definitely not do that again.


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