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Dave’s Insanity Sauce Scoville Ratings

Dave’s Insanity Sauces Scoville Ratings
A growing interest in extreme hot sauces in particular can be dated roughly from the institution of the annual Fiery Foods and Barbecue Show in 1989. The original Dave’s Insanity Sauce premiered around 1993 and was one of the first sauces to be made directly from capsaicin extract, allowing it to be hotter than the hottest habanero-pepper sauces of the day. It was the only hot sauce ever banned from the National Fiery Foods Show for being too hot. It has been rated at 180,000 Scoville … Continue Reading

Hottest Hot Sauce – Scoville Scale for Worlds Hottest Hot Sauces

People are constantly asking what are the world’s hottest hot sauces for 2012 so we put together the list of the hottest hot sauces ever created. If you are a hot sauce lover then chances are you have heard of the Scoville scale and know how it is used.  But for the newcomers to the love of hot sauce, it is interesting to note how hot sauces are rated and how hot they really can get.

The Scoville scale is a measurement of the spicy heat (or piquance) of a chili pepper. It is named after its creator, American pharmacist Wilbur Scoville. His method, devised in 1912, is known as the Scoville Organoleptic Test. The number of Scoville heat units (SHU) in a particular pepper indicates the amount of capsaicin present. What is Capsaicin? It is a chemical compound that stimulates chemoreceptor nerve endings in the skin, especially the mucous membranes.   Continue Reading

Dave’s Hurtin’ Habanero Hot Sauce Review

Dave’s Hurtin’ Habanero Hot Sauce - Dave’s insanity sauces are world-renowned for deadly heat factor. When I came across a bottle of Dave’s Hurtin’ Habanero, I knew I was in trouble. When one of the hottest peppers in the world becomes the start attraction in one of Dave’s insane combinations, you know you’re going to need to approach the situation with caution, and that’s exactly what I did. Not only did I approach with caution, I was cautious about that. The point is, none of the precautions mattered. i took a reasonable sample to start with, I had a slice of bread and lime juice on the side, and I approached the situation slowly.

The heat was so intense that my mouth went numb, which you’d expect to be a good thing under the circumstances. Continue Reading

Dave’s Temporary Insanity Sauce Review

Dave’s Temporary Insanity Hot Sauce – As with all Dave’s hot sauces, this one extremely blistering. The word temporary in the title may lead you to believe the heat level is forgiving, but you would be wrong. There is nothing forgiving about the heat of this product. In fact, there is nothing even temporary about the heat level you’ll feel when give Dave’s Temporary Insanity Hot Sauce a try. This sauce will bring you to your knees on impact.

There’s a very simple list of ingredients here that consists of hot peppers, tomato paste, hot pepper extract, salt, cane vinegar, onions, and garlic. The flavors of this sauce, despite the extremity of the heat, come through loud and clear. The distinct taste of peppers are here, along with the subtle undertone of garlic and onion. Continue Reading

Dave’s Ultimate Insanity Sauce Review

Dave’s Ultimate Insanity Hot Sauce – Once you’ve sampled and reviewed enough different hot sauces, it can be easy to get a little jaded.You start doing hasty things, such as not bothering to use a food item to go along with the sauce, taking a swig of the sauce instead of tasting a drop off your finger tip or taking for granted the high-intensity rating on the label because the packaging has an uninteresting, generic flair to it.

Dave’s Ultimate Insanity Hot Sauce is a hideous permutation of Dave’s Insanity Sauce, which was supposedly too hot for the National Fiery Foods Show. Dave’s Ultimate Insanity Hot Sauce comes simply packed with the general Dave’s Gourmet label surrounded a crude cartoon of a smug pepper laying out in the sun. Continue Reading

Dave’s Insanity Sauce Review

Dave’s Insanity Sauce – I feel like I’m preaching to the choir here. Dave’s Insanity Sauce is the star of the extreme hot pepper sauces. Any hot sauce lover worth his hot peppers has tasted this sauce and knows what to expect – extreme heat, good taste, and a sauce that can be used for many cooking applications.

For those who don’t already know these things, here’s the straight scoop. A little of Dave’s Insanity Sauce goes a long way. On a scale of one to ten, Dave’s Insanity Sauce punches in at an eleven. It’s an extremely potent hot sauce with very little ingredients other than hot peppers, more hot peppers, and hot pepper extract. Continue Reading

Dave’s Ultimate Insanity Hot Pepper Sauce Review

Dave’s Ultimate Insanity Sauce – From the beautiful, dark blood-red color and the sharp fragrance of Dave’s Ultimate Insanity, you know you’re in for something that should be sampled with caution. This is an explosive blast of heat that will bring the sweat out on your forehead and the tears to your eyes. That’s no exaggeration. Like many of the extreme hot sauces, Dave’s Ultimate Insanity has a heavy taste of the chemical found in peppers that causes pain. That’s because this sauce is loaded with pepper extract, straight from both the Red Savina Habanero and red chilies. The base is tomato paste. There’ some salt, onions, and cane vinegar in here to balance it out.

Dave’s Ultimate Insanity Sauce has some specific uses in my house. Continue Reading

Dave’s Temporary Insanity Video Review

Another great Hot Sauce Review video from the UK. Dave’s Temporay Insanity Sauce is brutally hot as you can see from this video. So hot it makes the reviewer hiccup.

“Like gasoline on your lips”..

Buy Dave’s Temporay Insanity Sauce from InsaneChicken.com

Tomato Jalapeno Soup Recipe



  1. Pour tomatoes, broth, and milk into a 4-5 quart pot.
  2. Stir together over medium-high heat.
  3. Add Dave’s Hurtin’ Jalapeno Hot Sauce and sugar.
  4. Cook over medium heat for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  5. Garnish with croutons.

Habanero Hot Sauce – Beware!

The Habanero hot sauce is an icon amongst all the various types of hot sauces that are available in the market. Chili peppers are fruits of plants hailing from the Capsicum genre and Habanero happens to be the most spicy and hot pepper in this lineage.

The habanero pepper is a small lantern, round or oblong shaped pepper with small creases and the colors range from green to bright orange when ripe. The habanero’s size can vary from 1″ – 2.5″ in length and 1″ – 2″ in diameter and it is the hottest chile on the Scoville scale, with an intense flaming, flowery flavor. Continue Reading

Dave’s Total Insanity Hot Sauce Review

When you open a bottle of Dave’s Total Insanity Hot Sauce, the heat immediately hits your nose and lights a fire, and then you know that this sauce is not for the weak—it’s for chile heads. The heat is not the only thing that your nose will notice. Dave’s Total Insanity Sauce is made of red chiles, vinegar and a hint of garlic.

Dave’s Total Insanity Hot Sauce tastes of red chiles, lime juice, garlic, onions, tomato sauce and vinegar. But the real star is the heat, an intense, sweating heat that stays around for a long time. The heat is provided by red chiles and hot pepper extract. Continue Reading

Death Row Bourbon Sauce Recipe


  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 2 cups ketchup
  • 1/2 cup whiskey, divided
  • 1/4 cup raspberry vinegar
  • 1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce
  • 3 tablespoons molasses
  • 2 tablespoons prepared mustard
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon coarsely ground black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon liquid smoke (optional)
  • Hot sauce to taste (Insanity Sauce, Mad Dog Pure Ghost or Dave’s Ghost Pepper Sauce work well) Continue Reading

Dave’s Ghost Pepper Naga Jolokia Hot Sauce Review

I won’t bore you with the long and storied history of Dave’s Insanity sauces, but suffice to say that they are the stuff of legend. While other companies resort to cute names and over the top scare tactics to sell their sauces, Dave’s sells on reputation alone.

Dave’s Ghost Pepper Naga Jolokia Hot Sauce is bottled in the usual way. As always the label focuses on an ironic picture of a pepper sunning itself on the beach, but this time it’s brought a friend: the floating translucent ghost of peppers past. While the label it warns that it may injure those with heart problems, and that it moonlights as a grease remover, the design itself is rather jaunty and cheerful. Continue Reading

Apricot Habanero BBQ Sauce Recipe


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. Continue Reading

Dave’s Hurtin’ Jalapeno Hot Sauce Review

Dave’s Gourmet, the maker of Dave’s Hurtin’ Jalapeno, began at the restaurant Burrito Madness with the invention of super hot Dave’s Insanity Sauce.  Soon Dave’s Gourmet was producing sauces that ranged from mild to “insanely hot,” and have since won numerous awards, including eleven from the prestigious National Association for the Specialty Food Trade.

First, the label for Dave’s Hurtin’ Jalapeno: the little red pepper roasting on a beach blanket in the sun gave me a chuckle, and the color scheme on the label was not at all obnoxious or loud.  Continue Reading

Dave’s Jammin’ Jerk Sauce & Marinade Review

Dave’s Jammin’ Jerk Sauce & Marinade is so weak that it would work well as baby formula.

“No it wouldn’t. Too salty.”

I made the mistake of tasting Dave’s Jammin’ Jerk with friends. Why does Dave’s Gourmet make the mistake of labeling it as “Sauce & Marinade”? It’s not a sauce; it’s more like a salad dressing with Jamaican flavors.

It smells like a salad dressing too, the scent of allspice, lime, salt and sugar in a vegetable oil base. Continue Reading

Dave’s Ultimate Insanity Hot Sauce Review

You remember that scene from Spinal Tap, where Christopher Guest’s character Nigel Tufnel is showing off his amp that goes to 11? Most amps, of course, only go to 10, but Nigel proudly states that his goes “one louder.” The joke is that the loudest is whatever the top number is, whether it’s 10 or 11; the only reason to make it 11 is to be different. And maybe just a little louder.

That’s kind of what Dave’s Gourmet has done. Its Dave’s Insanity Hot Sauce bills itself as “the hottest sauce in the universe.” So where do you go from there? You guessed it: to 11. Dave’s Ultimate Insanity Hot Sauce also bills itself as “the hottest sauce in the universe.” And guess what? It’s definitely one louder….er, hotter. Actually, it may even be two or three hotter. Continue Reading

Dave’s Insanity Hot Sauce Review

True story. A friend of mine who went to school at Tulane in New Orleans had always boasted that he could handle any level of heat, food-wise. So one year for his birthday, I decided to buy him a selection of three hot sauces. I don’t remember the other two, but one was definitely Dave’s Insanity because it bills itself as “the original hottest sauce in the universe” and I wanted to put my friend’s limits to the ultimate test. About a week later, he called me up. He told me he had gotten some take-out Chinese food and decided to spice it up with the Dave’s Insanity Hot Sauce. He read the label’s warning about adding just a drop at a time, but figured he could withstand a mere five drops. As he explained to me through self-deprecating laughter, he took one bite and had to throw the food away. Continue Reading

Dave’s Temporary Insanity Hot Sauce Review

The Dave’s Temporary Insanity bottle features a smiling red hot pepper, basking in the blazing sun, shades on and a drink by his side. The ingredient list reveals that both “hot peppers” and “hot pepper extract” are ready to spice things up. A warning advises the use of “one drop at a time” — always good advice where anything containing the word “insanity” is concerned. Other warnings include “Keep away from eyes, pets and children” and “Not for people with heart/respiratory problems.” The slogan “Temporary Pain, Lingering Pleasure” peaks my curiosity.

I open the bottle and inhale the mouthwatering aroma of smoky, sweet tomatoes. The sauce has a medium thickness and a color like tomato sauce, but slightly darker. Ignoring the “one drop at a time” warning, I put a few drops in my New England clam chowder. Continue Reading