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Envy Hot Sauce Review

I have to admit, my mindset going into trying Envy Hot Sauce for the first time was not a fair one – I enjoy green sauces immensely, but had yet to find one with a distinctive enough flavor to stop me from automatically grabbing my personal standby, a certain green jalapeño sauce that you may have been privy to yourself at some point or another.  So I wasn’t expecting to sell the farm upon cracking open this new venture into green territory.  Despite a near heart-attack upon staring into the (unexpected) pair of wide green eyes printed on the side of the bottle’s label, my overall first impression of  it was favorable: the sauce had a thinner consistency than the green sauces I had dabbled in before, but it boasted a lime/citrus smell and flecks of a spice (cilantro?) swirled inside of the glass bottle.  Continue Reading

Da Bomb Beyond Insanity Review

“Da Bomb,” a version of “The Bomb,” may refer to a nuclear weapon, ala the atomic bomb, or to an English language idiom to characterize something as awesome (for example, “did you see the concert last night?  It was ‘da bomb!’” Unfortunately for everyone involved, this hot sauce’s flavors embodied more of the former definition and contained no trace of the latter.

From the moment that I held the small glass bottle that houses Da Bomb Beyond Insanity in my hot little hand, I was wary.  Reminiscent of the bottle that Alice discovers labeled “Drink Me” in Lewis Carroll’s “Alice in Wonderland,” I had an inkling that this hot sauce was going to either make me immediately smaller (as a direct result of shedding layers of clothes due to Da Bomb’s heat index), or swiftly grow larger (as my tongue swelled with spice/heat).  But which would it be? Continue Reading

Hot Sauce Dangers

Some people have questioned whether hot sauce or the hot peppers can be a danger to you. Peppers as a whole are not dangerous to you. They have plenty of vitamins and health benefits.  What can get to you is the Capsaicin. Capsaicin is potent oil, but there is no medical evidence that it is unhealthy for your body by consuming it in a sauce or in your food.

The effect you can get from this oil that is harmful to you is the burning from the oil found in very hot peppers like Habaneros, Ghost Peppers … Continue Reading

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

Top 10 Pepper Extracts

The key ingredient to Pepper Extracts is capsaicin and can be obtained only from chile peppers and in not any other plant, animal, or mineral. Detectable to the human taste buds to one part in one million, this formidable alkaloid is extracted from hot chiles as an oleoresin (thick oil) used in super hot sauces, pepper sprays and pepper extracts. Pure capsaicin is so potent that chemists who handle the crystalline powder need to work in a filtered “tox room” in full body protection. The suit has a closed hood in order to avoid breathing … Continue Reading

What is Paprika?

Did you know that Paprika is made from peppers?  It actually is from bell peppers or chili peppers and ground into a powder that we know as Paprika.  Paprika, and the Capsicum from the pepper, is unusually rich in vitamin C.   After it is ground, a lot of the vitamin C content is retained in the paprika; it contains more vitamin C by weight than lemon juice. Paprika, as with other peppers, is also high in other antioxidants.  Of course you would have to ingest a lot of paprika to retract all of the nutrients, but overall it is a … Continue Reading

Welcome Lethal Injection and Mongoose Hot Sauces

Here at InsaneChicken.com we are thrilled to add two more of Cajohns Hot Sauces to our line up of great hot sauces. We have just added Lethal Injection Hot Sauce and Mongoose Hot Sauce. Both of these killer sauces are on our list of Hottest Hot Sauces ever created and Mongoose made it to the top 25 of the hottest hot sauces.

Try either one or both of these sauces. Cajohns Fiery Food Company always quality sauces. Continue Reading

Top 25 World’s Hottest Hot Sauces


Top 25 List of Hottest Hot Sauces
InsaneChicken.com is proud to present to you a list of the top 25 worlds hottest hot sauces for 2012 still in production. There have been other that have come and gone that have been hotter as you can see in the list of hottest hot sauces ever created.

We have all of the sauces in RED in stock but beware these are brutally hot.

 

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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

Mad Dog Inferno Reserve Review

Mad Dog Inferno Reserve Hot Sauce – You can see the trouble waiting for you through the bottle. Mad Dog Inferno is dark brown with some blood or brick red overtones. You can see the concentrated pepper extract waiting for you — daring you — to give it a try. Unless you are bullet proof, this stuff should be used sparingly, and if you seriously want to taste it straight from the bottle, as I did, you need to limit your intake. I would not be going overboard telling you to sample with a toothpick. Seriously, that’s all you need to get the message.

The ingredients here are vinegar, molasses, concentrated pepper extract, garlic, jalapeno pepper, onion, habaneros, chile extract, clove, and some herbs and spices. With this much extract, you know it’s not for the innocent. Continue Reading

Great White Shark Predator Review

Great White Shark Predator Hot Sauce – Like the predator this sauce is named for you, it creeps out at from the swirling dark blue waters to attack. I really expected a fairly mild heat level to this one and was surprised to find that its bite is as deadly as the Great White Shark’s.

The burn here is slow and almost sensual. It begins with a sharp hit, then backs off to allow you to enjoy the taste of the sauce, then it begins building again, until you find yourself wiping the sweat from your brow. That first taste and this experience are worth the price of a bottle. Continue Reading

Mad Dog 357 Hot Pepper Sauce Review

Mad Dog 357 Hot Sauce – 357, 000 on the Scoville heat scale. That’s damn hot. The label has a long list of terms of agreement before you use this sauce. That’s because Mad Dog sauces are violently hot. If you’re one of those guys or girls that like pain, this is a sauce for you.

I’ve tried it alone and with foods. Even as an additive to other foods, Mad Dog 357 is only marginally workable, and then only if you have enough common sense to use it in moderation.

There’s not a whole lot to this sauce.  Vinegar, chile extract, cane juice, habanero peppers, garlic, onion, and cayennes that measure 160,000 on the Scoville chart themselves. Continue Reading

Widow Hot Sauce Review

Widow Hot Sauce – First of all, if you have forgotten what the bottle looked like when you placed your order, you will likely be quite startled as, while unpacking your order, you find a big black spider on the bottle. Not on the label — on the bottle! It’s plastic, of course, but the two seconds it took me to process that fact were quite disturbing. The yellow, black, and red label also features a black widow — with the distinguishing red hourglass on her belly — sitting in a web. Blood drips from both her fangs and from the words “Widow” and “No Survivors.” There is also a warning that reads, “Extremely HOT SAUCE. Use one drop at a time!” I give the dramatic, attention-getting label 5/5. You really can’t help but notice it — and perhaps wonder whether you are up to the challenge. Continue Reading

Venom Hot Pepper Sauce Review

Venom Hot Sauce – With a name like Venom, I expected an explosion from the word go. Venom is hot, for sure. It starts with a rich, smoky aroma, a dark orangish-red color, and a medium-thick pour. I started with a chimichanga, which is a flour tortilla filled with whatever your heart desires. This one was simple, stuffed with steak pieces, refried beans, cheese, and some avocado pieces. I dribbled some Venom over the top of the ingredients and cooked them in the oven.

While the heat level in Venom Hot Sauce could never be considered weak, it is by no means as dangerous as I’ve felt from other sauces. It’s enough to make anyone who loves his sauce hot stick around for seconds, and it’s certainly not for the uninitiated, but you should be able to eat it without going into cardiac arrest. Continue Reading

The Beast Hot Pepper Sauce Review

The Beast hot sauce is aptly name. This stuff has enough raging heat to make even the most avid hot sauce lover think he has gone up against a formidable force. The label warns you that the sauce contains the hottest peppers and pepper extracts in the world. A bold statement like that always prompts me to shrug a little. A lot of pepper sauces make that claim. Of those that do make the claim, about sixty percent (I’m estimating, of course) come anywhere close to fulfilling the promise. Some come closer than others. The very few who manage to live up to the words are typically so damn hot you can’t touch the stuff, so forget about enjoying the taste.

Not so with this sauce. The Beast hot sauce has a delicate aroma, a medium pour, and a rich red-brown color to it. Continue Reading

Buhba’s Butt Blaster Hot Sauce Review

Buhba’s Butt Blaster – Sure, the name sounds scary, but what’s in a name? Sometimes everything, sometimes nothing. The sauce didn’t look all that dangerous to me, which goes to prove you can’t judge a book by its cover — or a sauce by its appearance. I poured a big shot of Buhba’s Butt Blaster on a spoon and ate it like I was taking a dose of cough medicine. I noticed two things about the sauce right away. First, it is hotter than a Chines firecracker. Literally, this sauce had me doubling over. Make no mistake about it, this Buhba’s is a sauce for the professional hot sauce user only.

The second thing I noticed was how damn good Buhba’s Butt Blaster tasted even while it was leaving blisters on my tongue and causing me to revert to childhood with my speech. Seriously, this stuff has a gourmet flavor going on beneath the volcanic lava they call sauce. Continue Reading

Blair’s Mega Death Sauce Review

Blair’s Mega Death Sauce – How much would you pay for a one-inch-tall plastic skull keychain? At Insane Chicken, they sell one for $9.95 and it comes with a free bottle of Blair’s Mega Death Sauce in a special limited edition “20/20” bottle that is 20% hotter than the usual formulation to commemorate 20 years of causing intense pain to its customers. When it arrives, enjoy the keychain; I’m not sure the sauce is meant to be enjoyed.

Before you even open the bottle, the plethora of dire warnings suggest that it might be wiser to just stick with the keychain. Continue Reading

Mad Dog 357 Collector’s Edition Review

Mad Dog 357 Collector’s Edition – What a great concept. There’s a 357 bullet keychain as a gift with this bottle. What also comes with the bottle is a lengthy disclaimer and basically a contract saying you won’t hold the company responsible if you hurt yourself. That’s because Mad Dog 357 Collector’s Edition is 600,000 Scoville units on the Scoville heat index. It’s made with 6 million Scoville pepper extract. What that means is really quite simple — this is a weapon in the wrong hands. Really, you can seriously hurt yourself. I knew that was going to be the case before I even tried it, so I was prepared. I was prepared and I still hurt myself. Not bad, but enough to cause a short period of discomfort. Continue Reading

Pure Poison Hot Sauce Review

Pure Poison Hot Sauce – Wow. Pure Poison lives up to the name. The sauce is easy to pour and will burn on impact. I poured some on a spoon. Since I expected a thicker sauce, I poured a little more than I thought, and I decided to go ahead and give it a taste. The heat factor was instantaneous and definite. After I gave my mouth a moment to cool off, I decided to smell the sauce. The aroma is beautiful and savory, with an almost gourmet appeal. Beneath the heat, the taste of the sauce was the same.

The ingredients in Pure Poison Hot Sauce are simple but well blended. Habanero peppers, red wine vinegar, orange juice, garlic, garlic salt, and a healthy dose of capsaicin Continue Reading

Endorphin Rush Hot Sauce Review

Endorphin Rush Hot Sauce – Really, the name of this sauce says it all. When the human body is in pain, the brain sends out an army of endorphins to help combat that pain. This sauce sets off a rush of endorphins on contact. If you have a toothache, seriously, put a drop of this on it. The endorphins will come hard and quick. The toothache will be gone. The sauce itself will burn like hellfire, but that’s beside the point. That nagging toothache will be gone, and that’s the point, right?

I love heat. I am one of the biggest fans of heat I know, but still, I like a sauce that sets out to please my taste buds, not just torch them. Continue Reading

Mad Dog 357 Review

357 Mad Dog Hot Sauce – Most hot sauces that are any hotter than Tabasco claim that they will make your mouth burn so much that you will be knocked on the floor. Most will, but only if you have a canker sore, or are recovering from oral surgery. Most are all talk and funny labels. They invoke burning buttholes and the fires of hell. As a result, they are great gifts. In addition, they are often tasty, and go-to sauces for chili-heads looking to spice up their pizza or eggs. However, they are not what they say they are. Not even close. They are not bottled hell-fire. They are merely a condiment.

Mad Dog 357 is the real deal. It has ruined many a half-hour period for me. It gives me a weird throbbing sensation in my ears. 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

Grace Crushed Pepper Sauce Review

Grace Crushed Pepper Sauce – Dark red, medium pour, and full of crushed peppers, skins and seeds included. Those are the high points of this sauce. The taste is another factor to celebrate. While there are hints of preservatives in this one, that doesn’t really affect the taste in a negative way. There’s a rich hot pepper taste here that will compliment any Mexican dish, work well in chili, and find a home on any number of other dishes.

Peppers, cane vinegar, and cane sugar are just about the only ingredients holding Grace Crushed Pepper Sauce together. The crushed peppers, which provide an awesome texture and cling to the food you use this sauce on, are the starts of the show. Continue Reading

Baboon Ass Gone Rabid Hot Sauce Review

Baboon Ass Gone Rabid Hot Sauce -  I’m a huge fan of Baboon Ass Habanero Hot Sauce, so when I saw Baboon Ass Gone Rabid, I was expecting something great. I wasn’t disappointed even a little bit, but let me warn you: Baboon Ass Habanero wasn’t over-the-top hot; Gone Rabid is another story altogether.

The name of the sauce could not be more fitting. Don’t make the mistake of eating it in the same dose as you would the habanero version of the sauce. It will blow the top right off your head. The label claims this version is five times hotter than Baboon Ass Habanero, and I’m likely to believe that’s true. Continue Reading

Wanza’s Wicked Temptation Review

Wanza’s Wicked Temptation is kind of a perplexing hot sauce. It begins with the label, which is adorned with a vague figure that has long hair and eyeliner, which pretty much means this hot sauce is either the product of a sly-eyed vixen or that of a hair-metal rocker. It’s not like Wanza is a masculine or feminine name.

Wanza’s Wicked Temptation Hot Sauce doesn’t have a label that compels you to take it seriously, yet it has the heat of a sauce that doesn’t screw around.

The list of ingredients is no less confusing. After Vinegar, the sauce has habanero peppers and oil of capcaisin in it. Continue Reading

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