Scoville Scale

Scoville Scale Chart for Hot Sauce and Hot Peppers

I’m a chilehead. I’ve tried to compile the most comprehensive list of the hottest hot sauces and hot peppers on the web. If there is any hot sauce or pepper missing from this Scoville Scale list that your think I should add, please contact me and let me know about it. I need to know the Scoville rating for each sauce suggested, as well any other helpful information and links.

Some of the items (especially the ones in excess of one million Scoville Heat Units and hotter) below may not necessarily be “sauces” you apply directly on food — they are food additives and should only be used sparingly. The very highest ones are not liquid at all. These are capsaicin extracts and are powders or crystals, as pure capsaicin comes in crystaline form.

For more information on how the Scoville Scale for hot peppers and hot sauces is determined, read the What is the Scoville Scale article.

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  Photo  Sauce/Peppersort by name  Scoville Unitssort by scoville rating
Z...Nothing Beyond Z…Nothing Beyond
"It won’t kill you, but you’ll wish it did! With 4 million Scoville unit pepper extract, this sauce should be only used with extreme caution! Z…

Winner of the 2004 Golden Chile as the best tasting extract sauce"

At one time, the hottest sauce made by CaJohn’s. The hottest CaJohn’s sauce currently in production is Mongoose.

4,000,000

800 times hotter
than a jalapeño

You Can't Handle This Hot Sauce You Can’t Handle This Hot Sauce
"This Hot Sauce is super hot! Use at your own risk one drop at a time. Designed to smell and taste great while the extreme heat level allows you to mouth surf the big ones. Remember – You Can’t Handle This Hot Sauce!"
80,000

16 times hotter
than a jalapeño

Widow Hot Sauce Widow Hot Sauce
"This sauce is hot and leaves NO SURVIVORS! Not for those afraid of spiders either! Contains capsaicin extract to provide the final nail in the coffin."
90,000

18 times hotter
than a jalapeño

Wax Pepper Wax Pepper

The Hungarian wax pepper is a pastel yellow chile pepper also known as the hot yellow pepper or hot wax pepper. The Hungarian wax is closely related to the mild banana pepper. These peppers appear so much alike they cannot usually be distinguished except by taste. They are often used in Hungarian stews and go well with bean dishes.

5,000 – 10,000

2 times hotter
than a jalapeño

Wanza's Wicked Temptation Hot Sauce Wanza’s Wicked Temptation Hot Sauce
"Wanza hides her fire behind a complex personality. Starting with smoldering heat and building to an inferno that makes her irresistible!"

A super-hot made by CaJohn’s.

2,000,000

400 times hotter
than a jalapeño

Vicious Viper Vicious Viper
"One of the hottest extract sauces ever made! A blend of Habaneros, tropical fruit and a hefty dose of 2 million Scoville Unit pepper extract! Be warned, this snake has a vicious bite. Keep away from children and small pets. You haven’t tasted HOT until you’ve been bitten by the Viper."

A super-hot made by CaJohn’s.

2,000,000

400 times hotter
than a jalapeño

Unbearable Unbearable
"The name says it all!! Lovingly placed in its own little teddy bear bottle, it’s so cute, but looks can be deceiving!! Made by Jim at Wildpepper, this is one VICIOUS Teddy, without a doubt one of the strongest extract additives ever made!!"
750,000

150 times hotter
than a jalapeño

Trinidad Yellow Scorpion Trinidad Yellow Scorpion
"A slightly less-hot version of the red Trinidad Scorpion Pepper."
400,000 – 600,000

120 times hotter
than a jalapeño

Trinidad Yellow 7 Pot Trinidad Yellow 7 Pot
"A slightly less hot version of the Trinidad 7 Pot"
500,000 – 600,000

100 times hotter
than a jalapeño

Trinidad Scorpion (Butch T strain) Trinidad Scorpion (Butch T strain)

A superhot, bitter chile originating from the island of Trinidad. The Trinidad Scorpion was the world’s hottest chile pepper in 2011 (it has since been dethroned by its sister strain, the Trinidad Moruga Scorpion) but is the current Guinness World Record holder until the folks at Guinness take a look at the recent NMSU CPI superhot research that was released in February 2012. The pods often look similar to a mushroom cloud or a jellyfish with slight habanero/scotch bonnet-like characteristics, and have a slightly bumpy appearance.

Neil Smith of The Hippy Seed Company had a Trinidad Scorpion chile rated at 1,463,700 SHU, and named the origin strain after the one who provided the seeds, Butch Taylor of Zydeco Sauces.

1,463,700

292.74 times hotter
than a jalapeño

Trinidad Moruga Scorpion Trinidad Moruga Scorpion

A superhot strain closely related to the Trinidad Scorpion Butch T. as of February 2012, it had been tested as the world’s hottest chile pepper until the Carolina Reaper usurped it in November of 2013.

580,198 – 2,009,231

401.8 times hotter
than a jalapeño

Trinidad 7 Pot Jonah Trinidad 7 Pot Jonah

A superhot similar to the 7 Pot Douglah strain.

800,000 – 1,200,000

240 times hotter
than a jalapeño

Trinidad 7 Pot Douglah Trinidad 7 Pot Douglah

A superhot that gets its name from being “hot enough to heat up ‘7 pots’ of chili”.

800,000 – 1,200,000

240 times hotter
than a jalapeño

Trinidad 7 Pot CARDI Strain Trinidad 7 Pot CARDI Strain

A superhot similar to the 7 Pot Douglah strain.

850,000

170 times hotter
than a jalapeño

Trappey's Red Devil Cayenne Pepper Sauce Trappey’s Red Devil Cayenne Pepper Sauce
"Made from red cayenne peppers"
800 – 1,200

Only 24% the heat
of a jalapeño

Trappey's Pepper Sauce Trappey’s Pepper Sauce
"Made from a blend of red tabasco, red jalapeño and red cayenne peppers. Not to be confused with their more popular Red Devil Sauce."
2,000 – 2,400

Only 48% the heat
of a jalapeño

Trappey's MEXI-PEP Louisiana Hot Sauce Trappey’s MEXI-PEP Louisiana Hot Sauce
"Made from a blend of red cayenne, red jalapeno and red tabasco peppers."
1,400 – 1,800

Only 36% the heat
of a jalapeño

Trappey's Louisiana Hot Sauce Trappey’s Louisiana Hot Sauce
"Made from red jalapeno peppers. Not to be confused with their more popular Red Devil Sauce."
1,200 – 1,600

Only 32% the heat
of a jalapeño

Trappey's INDI-PEP Pepper Sauce Trappey’s INDI-PEP Pepper Sauce
"Made from red jalapeno, red cayenne and red tabasco peppers with a variety of spices, onion and garlic."
2,000 – 2,400

Only 48% the heat
of a jalapeño

Trappey's Chef Magic Jalapeno Sauce Trappey’s Chef Magic Jalapeno Sauce
"Made from green jalapeno peppers"
1,800 – 2,200

Only 44% the heat
of a jalapeño

Trappey's Bull Brand Louisiana Hot Sauce Trappey’s Bull Brand Louisiana Hot Sauce
"Made from red jalapeno peppers"
1,200 – 1,600

Only 32% the heat
of a jalapeño

TorchBearer #42 Slaughter Sauce TorchBearer #42 Slaughter Sauce
"Like the name suggests, this one is hot, the hottest all natural sauce in the world to be exact. Starting out sweet and then building slowly (the only way a habenero knows how) to something excruciating and delightful, this one will make you feel each and every one of its 67,582 Scoville units."
67,582

13.52 times hotter
than a jalapeño

TorchBearer #37 Tarnation Sauce TorchBearer #37 Tarnation Sauce
"What can we say about the Tarnation sauce that could possibly do it justice? You may want to keep a glass of milk handy. If you can taste it past the burn, you?ll notice that the sauce also has a smoky flavor that really stands out. This is great gift for heat enthusiasts- not for Grandma."
38,202

7.64 times hotter
than a jalapeño

Tien Tsin Pepper Tien Tsin Pepper

A hot pepper variety grown and used in China.

50,000-75,000

10 times hotter
than a jalapeño

The Source The Source
"All things good or bad are driven by energy. After thousands upon thousands of years, The Source became nothing more than a legend. Until now. In your hand is The Source. Now you have the responsibility to use The Source…Are you strong enough to take the challenge?"
7,100,000

1420 times hotter
than a jalapeño

The Hottest Fuckin' Sauce The Hottest Fuckin’ Sauce 600,000

120 times hotter
than a jalapeño

Thai Pepper Thai Pepper

There are three varities of thai peppers, the hottest of which can reach as high as 100,000 on the Scoville scale.

50,000 – 100,000

20 times hotter
than a jalapeño

Texas Pete's Hot Sauce Texas Pete’s Hot Sauce

Another leading brand of Louisiana-style hot sauce

747

Only 15% the heat
of a jalapeño

Tapatio Hot Sauce Tapatio Hot Sauce 3,000

Only 72% the heat
of a jalapeño

Taco Bell Lava Sauce Taco Bell Lava Sauce

Lava Sauce is the spicy cheese sauce put on Taco Bell’s Volcano Menu items, such as the Volcano Taco and Volcano Double Beef Burrito. Has been officially confirmed by the Taco Bell Test Kitchen to be 800 Scoville Heat Units.

800

Only 16% the heat
of a jalapeño

Taco Bell Fire Sauce Taco Bell Fire Sauce

The hottest of the three Border Sauces that come in packets (the other two being Mild and Hot), Taco Bell’s Fire Sauce clocks in at 500 SHU.

500

Only 10% the heat
of a jalapeño

Tabiche Pepper Tabiche Pepper 85,000 – 115,000

23 times hotter
than a jalapeño

Tabasco SWEET & Spicy Pepper Sauce Tabasco SWEET & Spicy Pepper Sauce

The mildest of the Tabasco Brand sauces. If this stuff is hot for you, then you shouldn’t even be wasting your time on this page.;-)

100 – 600

Only 12% the heat
of a jalapeño

Tabasco Pepper Tabasco Pepper

The tabasco pepper a variety of the chile pepper species Capsicum frutescens. It is best known through its use in Tabasco sauce. A medium hot to very hot pepper.

30,000 – 50,000

10 times hotter
than a jalapeño

Tabasco Original Hot Sauce Tabasco Original Hot Sauce
"Tabasco was first commercially produced in 1869, when McIlhenny sent 658 new cologne bottles filled with hot sauce to market."

The most popular hot sauce around. Extremely mild to chiliheads.

2,500

Only 50% the heat
of a jalapeño

Tabasco Habanero Sauce Tabasco Habanero Sauce

The hottest of the six pepper sauces Tabasco currently produces. Has a nice medium heat at around 7000-8000 Scoville units.

7000 – 8000

1.6 times hotter
than a jalapeño

Tabasco Green Sauce Tabasco Green Sauce

This mild sauce is jalape?o-based. I have to admit it has a pretty good taste.

600 – 1,200

Only 24% the heat
of a jalapeño

Tabasco Garlic Sauce Tabasco Garlic Sauce

A tiny but of spice with a lot of garlic flavor.

1,200 – 1,800

Only 36% the heat
of a jalapeño

Tabasco Chipotle Sauce Tabasco Chipotle Sauce

Same heat as original Tabasco but with a smokier flavor.

1,500 – 2,500

Only 50% the heat
of a jalapeño

Sweet Bell Pepper Sweet Bell Pepper

Very little to no heat, the common bell pepper comes in a variety of colors, most often green, red, yellow, and orange.

0 – 100

Only 1% the heat
of a jalapeño

Super Chile Pepper Super Chile Pepper 40,000 – 50,000

10 times hotter
than a jalapeño

Standard US Grade Pepper Spray Standard US Grade Pepper Spray

Pepper spray — also known as OC spray (from oleoresin capsicum), OC gas, or capsicum spray — is a lachrymatory agent (a chemical compound that irritates the eyes to cause tears, pain, and even temporary blindness) that is used in riot control, crowd control and personal self-defense, including defense against dogs and bears. It is a non-lethal agent that can be deadly in rare cases.

Obviously not for human consumption, I’ve placed it on here to show how other hot sauces and extracts rate in comparison to it.

2,000,000 to 5,000,000

1000 times hotter
than a jalapeño

Sriracha Sriracha

A Thai chile sauce named after the seaside city of Si Racha, in the Chonburi Province of central Thailand, where it was first produced for dishes served at local seafood restaurants. It is a paste typically made from sun-ripened chile peppers, vinegar, garlic, sugar and salt. This Americanized version, primarily produced by Huy Fong Foods, is somewhat different from the Thai pastes, and has become a common condiment stateside.

2,200

Only 44% the heat
of a jalapeño

Spontaneous Combustion Powder Spontaneous Combustion Powder
"100 percent Red Savina Habanero, the world’s hottest commercially grown Habanero pepper! Shake carefully…objects may be hotter than they appear!"
400,000 – 500,000

100 times hotter
than a jalapeño

Smokin' Ed's Carolina Reaper Pepper Smokin’ Ed’s Carolina Reaper Pepper

As of 2014, this is currently the Guinness World Record holder for World’s Hottest Chile, the Carolina Reaper pepper was grown by Ed Currie of Puckerbutt Pepper Company out of North Carolina. Also known as the HB22a.

1,400,000 – 2,200,000

440 times hotter
than a jalapeño

Smack My Ass and Call Me Sally - The Slap Heard Around the World Smack My Ass and Call Me Sally – The Slap Heard Around the World
"The Slap Heard Around the World! The Original slapping. This sauce is so hot, in fact, that one taste will leave your head spinning, your knees knocking, and your mouth shouting, “Well, Smack My Ass and Call me Sally!” – Use a coin to scratch his ass!!

This sauce was featured on the national television shows “The Today Show” & “Live With Regis & Kathy Lee”. It has been featured in national magazines ranging from “Food & Wine” to “Popular Mechanics”. Also, use a coin to scratch off the hand print on his ass!!"

700,000

140 times hotter
than a jalapeño

Smack My Ass and Call Me Sally - Chet's Gone Mad Smack My Ass and Call Me Sally – Chet’s Gone Mad
"1,500,000 Scoville Units – comes in a medicine dropper. The hottest product created. Warning: This product is 700 times hotter than Tabasco Sauce."
1,500,000

300 times hotter
than a jalapeño

Serrano Pepper Serrano Pepper

A serrano pepper is a type of chile pepper that originated in the mountainous regions of the Mexican states of Puebla and Hidalgo.

10,000 – 23,000

4.6 times hotter
than a jalapeño

Scotch Bonnet Pepper Scotch Bonnet Pepper

The Scotch Bonnet is a variety of chile pepper similar to and of the same species as the habanero. A cultivar of the habanero, it is reputed by some as one of the hottest peppers in the world. It is found mainly in the Caribbean islands and is named for its resemblance to a Scot’s bonnet. Most Scotch Bonnets have a heat rating between 150,000 and 325,000 Scoville Units.

100,000 – 325,000

65 times hotter
than a jalapeño

Scorned Woman Hot Sauce Scorned Woman Hot Sauce
"Hell hath no fury like a Scorned Woman. Heat it up! Been looking for a hot sauce that sits up and begs for attention? Meet the Scorned Woman, and watch your body temperature rise. No black bag with this one."
5,940

1.19 times hotter
than a jalapeño

Satan's Blood Chile Extract Satan’s Blood Chile Extract
"Conceived on Friday the 13th in October, 2000, during a full moon. WARNING! Extremely hot! Not a hot sauce! This is a Food Additive only!"
800,000

160 times hotter
than a jalapeño

Santaka Pepper Santaka Pepper 30,000 – 50,000

10 times hotter
than a jalapeño

Santa Fe Grande Pepper Santa Fe Grande Pepper

Santa Fe Grande (Capsicum annuum) The Santa Fe Grande is a very prolific variety used in the southwest. The conical, blunt fruits ripen from greenish-yellow, to orange-yellow to red. The peppers grow upright on 24″ plants. Santa Fe Grande’s have a slightly sweet taste and are fairly mild in pungency.

500 – 700

Only 14% the heat
of a jalapeño

Sandia Pepper Sandia Pepper

A spicy, southern “NuMex” pepper.

1,500 – 2,500

Only 50% the heat
of a jalapeño

Rocotillo Pepper Rocotillo Pepper

Rocotillos are clustered, bell-blossom-shaped peppers with a pleasant flavor, often served fresh to accompany roasted meats or cooked beans.

1,500 – 2,500

Only 50% the heat
of a jalapeño

Red Savina Habanero Pepper Red Savina Habanero Pepper

The Red Savina pepper is a cultivar of the habanero chile (Capsicum chinense Jacquin), which has been selectively bred to produce hotter, heavier, and larger peppers. They have been measured to reach as high as nearly 580,000 Scoville units.

350,000 – 577,000

115.4 times hotter
than a jalapeño

Quaker Steak and Lube Triple Atomic Sauce Quaker Steak and Lube Triple Atomic Sauce

Newly developed for the 2010 Triple Atomic Tough Wing Challenge at the Quaker Steak and Lube wing chain.

500,000

100 times hotter
than a jalapeño

Quaker Steak & Lube SuperCharged Wing Sauce  Quaker Steak & Lube SuperCharged Wing Sauce
"”Crazy Hot, for the real wing nut”"
30,000

6 times hotter
than a jalapeño

Quaker Steak & Lube Hot Sauce Quaker Steak & Lube Hot Sauce
"”Classic buffalo-style taste, nice’ n hot”"

Regular hot sauce offered by Quaker Steak & Lube

3,000

Only 60% the heat
of a jalapeño

Quaker Steak & Lube Cajun Sauce Quaker Steak & Lube Cajun Sauce
"”Spicy classic cajun!”"
3,870

Only 77% the heat
of a jalapeño

Quaker Steak & Lube Buckeye BBQ Wing Sauce Quaker Steak & Lube Buckeye BBQ Wing Sauce
"”Smooth, fiery, sweet BBQ”"
5,000

approx. equal in heat
to a jalapeño

Quaker Steak & Lube Atomic Wing Sauce Quaker Steak & Lube Atomic Wing Sauce
"”Extremely Hot! Caution!”"

The hottest sauce that Quake Steak & Lube offers

150,000

30 times hotter
than a jalapeño

Pyro Diablo Pyro Diablo
"Pepper extract, food additive, or real unadulterated hell. This is the stuff legends are made of. One drop of this 1,500,000 scoville powdered purity will heat any culinary creation. Warning one drop of this pepper extract is the taste equivalent of licking the lake of fire. This bottle of superiority comes complete with a glass dropper pi-pette to control the agony within."
1,500,000

300 times hotter
than a jalapeño

Pure Cap - Capsaicin Extract Pure Cap – Capsaicin Extract
"100 Times hotter than a jalapeno! Food Additive only! Why use hot sauce with its adulterated ingredients? PURE CAP is pure heat! No Salt. No Sugar. No Kidding Around."

Despite its name, the 500,000 Scoville units-strong Pure Cap is not pure capsaicin. As most chiliheads know, capsaicin in its purest form is 16,000,000 Scoville units.

This definitely is not a sauce but a good food additive. Put a drop or two in your chili, salsa, or sauces to add a scorching kick in the pants.

500,000

100 times hotter
than a jalapeño

Predator Great White Shark Predator Great White Shark
"A super hot sauce, it tests out at around 175,000 Scoville Units. This Haba?ero pepper & pepper extract sauce will attack without warning and take a bite out of your posterior. Made with pineapple, papaya and banana, as well as real fruit juices, this sauce is the proverbial super hot sauce with mouth surfing taste.
"
175,000

35 times hotter
than a jalapeño

Poblano Pepper Poblano Pepper

The Poblano is a mild chile pepper, just slightly spicier than a bell pepper.

1,000 – 1,500

Only 30% the heat
of a jalapeño

Piquin Pepper Piquin Pepper

Sometimes spelled “pequin”

40,000 – 58,000

11.6 times hotter
than a jalapeño

Pimento Pepper Pimento Pepper

The Pimento or Cherry Pepper is a variety of large, red, heart-shaped chile pepper (Capsicum annuum). They are very mild and sweet in taste.

100 – 500

Only 10% the heat
of a jalapeño

Pico de Pajaro Pepper Pico de Pajaro Pepper 70,000 – 100,000

14 times hotter
than a jalapeño

Pepperoncini Pepper Pepperoncini Pepper

The pepperoncini (Italian peperone, peperoncino), also known as Tuscan peppers, sweet Italian peppers, banana peppers, waxed peppers, and golden Greek peppers, is a variety of Capsicum annuum. These peppers are mild and sweet with a slight heat to them, and are commonly jarred for use in Greek salads and salad bars.

100 – 500

Only 10% the heat
of a jalapeño

Pepper Palace The Hottest Sauce in the World Pepper Palace The Hottest Sauce in the World
"According to the Pepper Palace, The Hottest Sauce in the Universe has a maximum 1,000,000 SHU!"
1,000,000

200 times hotter
than a jalapeño

Pepper Palace The Hottest Sauce in the Universe Pepper Palace The Hottest Sauce in the Universe
"According to the Pepper Palace, The Hottest Sauce in the Universe has a maximum 3,500,000 SHU!"
3,500,000

700 times hotter
than a jalapeño

Peppadew Pepper Peppadew Pepper
"A type of sweet piquante peppers that resemble cherry tomatoes. Contains a mild heat."
1,177

Only 24% the heat
of a jalapeño

Pasilla Pepper Pasilla Pepper

The true pasilla pepper is a long, thin pepper 7 to 12 inches long by 1 inch in diameter. Pasillas turn from dark green to dark brown/purple as they mature. Slightly spicy in taste. Called Chilaca in its fresh form.

1,000 – 2,000

Only 40% the heat
of a jalapeño

Pain 100% Hot Sauce Pain 100% Hot Sauce
"There are several levels of Pain. The painlevels are marked with the % of pain you experience. The higher the % the more pain and less flavor. Although there are chileheads that will argue, that the more the pain the better the flavor…we will let you decide!"
13,650

2.73 times hotter
than a jalapeño

Ott's Wing Sauce Ott’s Wing Sauce
"Everybody loves Ott’s Wing Sauce. Great for marinades and cooking flavoring too."

Thumbs up! This is my favorite mild buffalo/wing/hot sauce in the world. It has a creamy, robust, spicy flavor that’s unsurpassed. I got hooked on this in the 1990’s when Denny’s restaurants used to put this sauce on their buffalo chicken strips (sadly, they now use a redder, weaker wing sauce).

I’ve received word from Ott’s that this sauce rates at 727 Scoville Heat Units. It tastes much hotter in my opinion, but it’s still mild enough for most people to enjoy.

If you live in the midwest U.S. and see this in your local store, pick up a bottle. If not, you can order a bottle from Ott’s Web site linked below. You will not be disappointed!
Ott’s Website

727

Scott's Recommended Sauce - Try It, You'll Like It!

Only 15% the heat
of a jalapeño

Orange Krush Habanero Hot Sauce Orange Krush Habanero Hot Sauce
"WARNING: Experienced chile heads only! This is a great sauce made with habaneros and NO pepper extract."
9,450

1.89 times hotter
than a jalapeño

One Million Scoville Pepper Extract One Million Scoville Pepper Extract
"Here it is: One million scoville units in one tiny bottle. If death by hot sauce is your wish, enjoy. But if you think Tabasco is hot, put the bottle down and back away."
1,000,000

200 times hotter
than a jalapeño

NuMex Big Jim Pepper NuMex Big Jim Pepper

Very large (possible the biggest in the world) of the New Mexican variety. Very mild and sweet.

100 – 1,000

Only 2% the heat
of a jalapeño

Not Cool Chocolate Habanero Not Cool Chocolate Habanero
"NOT COOL? Chocolate Habanero Pepper Sauce (XXXXHot) is the only sauce of its kind in the world! It is from a patent pending cultivar – the “Bahama Chocolate Habanero” and organically grown and processed in accordance with the California Organic Foods Act of 1990 so this sauce is unique and good for you! In addition, it has the flavors of coffee and cocoa which gives it a rich taste with a mole twist. At a claimed 225,000 Scoville Units it’s not a sauce for beginners!"
225,000

45 times hotter
than a jalapeño

New Mexico Pepper New Mexico Pepper

New Mexican chiles are mild, large chiles with a unique flavour. These peppers are the only pepper that is suitable for preparing New Mexican style red sauces, such as enchilada sauce, some salsas or chile marinades.

500 – 1000

Only 20% the heat
of a jalapeño

Naga Viper Naga Viper

The Naga Viper pepper has a rating of 1,382,118 Scoville Heat Units (SHU). It is an unstable three-way hybrid produced from the Naga Morich, the Bhut Jolokia and the Trinidad Scorpion (some of the world’s hottest peppers). Due to the nature of it being a hybrid it is unable to produce offspring exactly like the parent due to segregation of alleles and therefore traits.

1,382,118

276.42 times hotter
than a jalapeño

Naga Sabi Bomb Hot Sauce Naga Sabi Bomb Hot Sauce
"Where is a good bomb shelter when you need one? This sauce from Danny Cash comes in a collector’s bomb bottle and we can assure you that this one will leave a crater size hole in your tongue. The heat is going to whip you, but the unexpected flavor will have you coming back for more!"
21,540

4.31 times hotter
than a jalapeño

Mongoose Hot Sauce Mongoose Hot Sauce
"The mongoose feeds on snakes and this one is no exception. This sauce is extremely hot combining the Bhut Jolokia chile and the Fatalii chile. This sauce has a strong habanero taste and long lasting burn. It’s a roller coaster of a ride. It takes you up slowly and drops you down slowly. Get goosed!"

This is the hottest sauce made by Cajohn’s, which was formerly Black Mamba. According to Sue Hard (CaJohn’s wife), this is 3 million SHU.

3,000,000

600 times hotter
than a jalapeño

Mirasol Pepper Mirasol Pepper

This thin-skinned pepper can vary more than any other chile in looks, and therefore may be hard to recognize. Sometimes small, sometimes large, smooth or wrinkled, it is quite inconsistent. Known for its distinct berry like, fruity flavor that enhances potatoes chicken, and pork. Spices up hot salsas, stews, and mole sauces.

1,500 – 2,500

Only 30% the heat
of a jalapeño

Mexi-Bell Pepper Mexi-Bell Pepper

A cross between Sweet Bell peppers and hotter chile peppers, these look like small, red Bell peppers.

100 -1,000

Only 2% the heat
of a jalapeño

Melinda's Red Savina Pepper Sauce Melinda’s Red Savina Pepper Sauce
"Laboratory tested and certified at over 577,000 Scoville units, The Red Savina packs a punch twice as hot as regular habanero and 65 times as hot as jalape?o pepper. It is the hottest of all habanero varieties and the king of all chiles. Melinda’s blends the fiery Red Savina with the same fine ingredients present in our famous Original Habanero Recipe to make a sauce that is extremely hot and flavorful."
577,000

115.4 times hotter
than a jalapeño

Manzano Pepper Manzano Pepper 12,000 – 30,000

6 times hotter
than a jalapeño

Malagueta Pepper Malagueta Pepper
"Malagueta pepper is a type of chile used in Brazil, Portugal and Mozambique. It is heavily used in the Bahia area of Brazil . It apparently gets its name from the unrelated melegueta pepper from West Africa (Zingiberaceae).
It is a small, tapered, green pepper that turns red as it matures. It is about 2 inches in length at maturity. It is a very hot pepper, with a range of 60,000 to 100,000 Scoville units (about the same as Tabasco peppers). There are two sizes seen in markets, which will sometimes have different names: the smaller ones are called “malaguetinha” in Brazil and “piri-piri” in Portugal and Mozambique, and the larger ones are called “malaguetão” in Brazil and “malagueta” in Portugal. They are not different varieties, just peppers of different maturities from the same plant."
60,000

12 times hotter
than a jalapeño

Magma Hot Sauce Magma Hot Sauce
"Magma Hot Sauce is a lava lamp looking explosion of blasting heat! Suspended in the clear base liquid is Oleoresin of Capsicum which gives the illusion of molten lava oozing when you shake or flip the bottle. This stuff is hot hot hot. A must for any collector."
1,000,000

200 times hotter
than a jalapeño

Magma 4 Hot Sauce Magma 4 Hot Sauce
"CaJohns only produced 129 of these trade show bottles. These bottles are signed and numbered. This capsicum in Magma 4 is so thick and strong (4 million Scoville Units) that it does not float like the capsicum in regular Magma."
4,000,000

800 times hotter
than a jalapeño

Madame Jeanette Madame Jeanette
"These peppers are used amongst others in Surinam and the Netherlands to make a great, bright yellow sambal."
225,000

45 times hotter
than a jalapeño

Mad Dog's Revenge - Little Bottle, Big Big Bite! Mad Dog’s Revenge – Little Bottle, Big Big Bite!
"450 Times Hotter than Tabasco Hot Pepper Sauce. This is an extract and not a food item. This puppy clocks in at a 1,000,000 Scoville Units."
1,000,000

200 times hotter
than a jalapeño

Mad Dog Inferno Hot Sauce - 1999 Reserve Edition Mad Dog Inferno Hot Sauce – 1999 Reserve Edition
"One drop and you’ll wonder what hit you. Raging with fire, this sauce will blow your mind! Watch out, it bites back. This sauce is very hot, use it at your own risk!"
150,000

30 times hotter
than a jalapeño

Mad Dog Inferno Hot Sauce Mad Dog Inferno Hot Sauce
"One drop and you’ll wonder what hit you. Raging with fire, this sauce will blow your mind! Watch out, it bites back. This sauce is very hot, use it at your own risk!"
90,000

18 times hotter
than a jalapeño

Mad Dog 44 Magnum Pepper Extract Mad Dog 44 Magnum Pepper Extract 4,000,000

800 times hotter
than a jalapeño

Mad Dog 357 Hot Sauce Mad Dog 357 Hot Sauce
"This killer sauce is packing 357,000 Scoville units of heat. One hit will blow you away! 357 Mad Dog is a delicious hot sauce and in fact is just under the legal limit to be called a sauce. A collectors must have!"
357,000

71.4 times hotter
than a jalapeño

Mad Dog 357 Collector's Edition Hot Sauce Mad Dog 357 Collector’s Edition Hot Sauce
"357 Mad Dog Collectors Edition packs 600,000 sizzlin’ Scoville units, making this hotter than hot sauce a very cool collectable. Plus the bullet opens to reveal a small tasting spoon."
600,000

120 times hotter
than a jalapeño

Mad Anthony's Hot Sauce Mad Anthony’s Hot Sauce
"I invite you to try my sauce, and make sweatin? it out on the can the next morning part of your everyday ritual.

PS-For maximum heat get out the asbestos underwear and DOUBLE YOUR DOSE!! "

Created by Michael Anthony, bass player for Van Halen.

This is a great tasting sauce with a complex flavor. Ingredients included pimentos, red bell peppers, roasted garlic, habaneros, ancho chile powder, crushed chilies and black pepper. Fairly hot, but the estimation of 20,000 Scoville units is nothing but speculation on my part based on how it compares to the heat of other sauces.

20,000?

Scott's Recommended Sauce - Try It, You'll Like It!

4 times hotter
than a jalapeño

Lottie's Traditional Barbados Yellow Lottie’s Traditional Barbados Yellow
"Lottie’s Bajan-Cajun (yellow) Hot Pepper Sauce is a delightful combination of habaneros, onions and spices. This sauce is a gold medal winner, and has a nice, slow burn that adds a delicious touch of heat."
15,000 – 30,000

6 times hotter
than a jalapeño

Lottie's Original Barbados Red Hot Lottie’s Original Barbados Red Hot
"”LOTTIE’S” Hot Sauces were first made in Barbados, West Indies in 1985. They have been available in the United States for some time but now through ChilliWorld they are available in Europe too – especially to those of you who know and appreciate premium hot sauces. "
30,000 – 50,000

10 times hotter
than a jalapeño

Lethal Ingestion Hot Sauce Lethal Ingestion Hot Sauce
"This sauce is truly worthy of the name Lethal Ingestion! Using the Jolokia pepper, red savina habaneros and Fatalii peppers, this bad boy is recommended by 1 of 10 doctors, Dr. Cajohn! Use just a drop!"
234,500

46.9 times hotter
than a jalapeño

Jolokia 10 Hot Sauce Jolokia 10 Hot Sauce
"Celebrating the 10th anniversary of CaJohn’s Fiery Foods, this sauce is made with the Jolokia pepper and no extracts. Let us translate, this is a quality hot sauce that is all natural and super-duper hot!!"
134,000

26.8 times hotter
than a jalapeño

Jamaican Hot Pepper - Yellow Jamaican Hot Pepper – Yellow

A hot pepper variety originating from Jamaica, in a milder yellow color

100,000

20 times hotter
than a jalapeño

Jamaican Hot Pepper - Red Jamaican Hot Pepper – Red

A hot pepper variety originating from Jamaica

200,000

40 times hotter
than a jalapeño

Jamaican Hot Pepper - Chocolate Jamaican Hot Pepper – Chocolate

A hot pepper variety originating from Jamaica, in a spicier brown color

300,000 – 500,000

100 times hotter
than a jalapeño

Jalapeño Pepper Jalapeño Pepper

Perhaps the most popular and most widely-used hot pepper in the western world. The jalapeño is a small to medium-sized chile pepper that is prized for the hot, burning sensation that it produces in the mouth when eaten. Jalapeños have a wide variety of culinary uses: snacks, dishes, sauces and salsas are just a few. The jalapeño is known by different names throughout Mexico: cuaresmenos, huachinangos and chiles gordos. A smoked jalapeño is known as a chipotle pepper.

2,500 – 8,000

Infinity Chilli Infinity Chilli

The Infinity Chile Pepper is a chili pepper created in England by chili breeder Nick Woods of Fire Foods, Grantham, Lincolnshire. For two weeks in February 2011, the Infinity Chilli held the Guinness World Record title for the world’s hottest chilli with a Scoville scale rating of 1,067,286 Scoville Heat Units (SHU).

1,067,286

213.46 times hotter
than a jalapeño

Iguana Cayenne Red Pepper Sauce Iguana Cayenne Red Pepper Sauce
"From Costa Rica, this sauce has a precarious history. Something about a monkey, a sackful of chilies and a large green iguana. The manufacturers say “ya had to be there!” Anyhow, the name Iguana doesn’t aptly describe this tasty blend of cayenne peppers, carrots, tomato paste and molasses. A light sweetness and a medium burn make it a great sauce for adventurous dining"
430

Only 9% the heat
of a jalapeño

Hell's Inferno Naga Bhut Jolokia Sauce Hell’s Inferno Naga Bhut Jolokia Sauce
"Made with the world’s hottest pepper, the Jolokia, this sauce weighs in at a whopping 1,000,000 scoville units and if you can handle this sauce you will notice the unique, chocolate aftertaste! This sauce is as hot as Hell’s Inferno!! Careful with this extreme sauce!!"
1,000,000

200 times hotter
than a jalapeño

Habanero Punch T.K.O. Hot Sauce Habanero Punch T.K.O. Hot Sauce
"Habanero Punch T.K.O. is a knock-you-off your ass, full flavored hot sauce that should be considered a heavy weight! With a great roasted habanero flavor, this is a sauce that you will want to step into the ring over and over again. Check the judges scorecard, this sauce is a winner by T.K.O."
162,300

32.46 times hotter
than a jalapeño

Habanero Chile Pepper - Orange Habanero Chile Pepper – Orange

The habanero chile (Capsicum chinense Jacquin) (Spanish, from Havana) is the most intensely spicy chile pepper of the Capsicum genus. It is a popular ingredient in super-hot sauces and dishes. This orange-colored version is perhaps the most widespread variation of habaneros.

100,000 – 350,000

70 times hotter
than a jalapeño

Habanero Chile Pepper - Chocolate Habanero Chile Pepper – Chocolate

This is a brown-colored version of the popular habanero pepper.

300,000 – 500,000

100 times hotter
than a jalapeño

Habanera 750 Habanera 750
" THIS PRODUCT IS NO LONGER BEING MADE, BUY NOW WHILE SUPPLIES LAST!!!!! Extreme heat on demand for seasoned Chile veterans. Put flames in your recipes with a single drop. Beyond heat? David Ashley went all over the world looking for a Chile extract that didn’t taste like burned rubber. He found it in a purifying process that somehow takes out all the bad taste and leaves only heat. Truly a pure source of heat, this stuff is very serious. Ingredients: Habanera Chile extract, Chile extract, soybean oil. Heat level 10+++ (2oz)."
750,000

150 times hotter
than a jalapeño

Guajillo Pepper Guajillo Pepper

Sometimes (incorrectly) spelled “guajilla”. They are thick, leathery dark reddish brown (when mature) chiles that contain mild to moderate amounts of heat. The guajillo is one of the most commonly grown chiles in Mexico. This chile requires a longer soaking period than most due to its leathery skin.

2,500 – 5,000

approx. equal in heat
to a jalapeño

Gold Cap Gold Cap
"Made with imported African Capsicum extract rated at one million scoville heat units. Gold Cap has absolutely NO CHEMICAL FLAVOR. Used in very small quantities by many world famous New Orleans chefs to achieve that genuine flavor in their regional specialties. Comes packaged with it’s own working fire extinguisher…YOU’RE GOING TO NEED IT!!!"
1,000,000

200 times hotter
than a jalapeño

Gibralta / Spanish Naga Chili Pepper Gibralta / Spanish Naga Chili Pepper
"The Gibralta Naga, or Spanish Naga, is of course grown in Spain, but was developed in the UK from Indian chili peppers. It beat out the Bhut Jolokia for hottest pepper, but was soon overtaken. As they are grown, they are stressed by creating a hot environment, which helps to make the chiles extremely hot.

They grow to about 3 inches and are round on top with a tapered end. They start out green and mature to red with wrinkled, knobby skin."

1,086,844

217.37 times hotter
than a jalapeño

Frostbite Frostbite
"The world’s first white hot sauce and the first sauce that sparkles and shimmers when you shake it."

A hot sauce produced by CaJohn’s.

1,000,000

200 times hotter
than a jalapeño

Fresno Pepper Fresno Pepper

Same species as the Jalapeno but is more ripe and has a higher vitamin content. Frequently used in ceviche and is one of the most frequently used chilies in salsa.

2500-10000

Only 50% the heat
of a jalapeño

Frank's RedHot Xtra Hot Sauce Frank’s RedHot Xtra Hot Sauce
"Franks’ RedHot Xtra Hot Cayenne Pepper Sauce is made with a savory extra hot blend of aged peppers for a heat you can feel and a taste you’ll love."

Even milder than Tabasco. If you want something with a little kick, try something hotter.

2,085

Only 42% the heat
of a jalapeño

Frank's Red Hot Frank’s Red Hot

One of America’s most popular chile pepper sauces, and was the first sauce used on buffalo wings back in 1964.

450

Only 9% the heat
of a jalapeño

Fatalli Pepper Fatalli Pepper

The Fatalii (Capsicum chinense) is a chili that originates in central and southern Africa. It is described to have a fruity, citrus flavor with a searing heat that is comparably hotter to the standard habanero. The Scoville units of a Fatalii range about 125,000 ~ 400,000 units.

125,000 – 400,000

25 times hotter
than a jalapeño

Espanola Pepper Espanola Pepper

A locally named hot cultivar from New Mexico.

1,000 – 1,500

Only 30% the heat
of a jalapeño

Endorphin Rush Hot Sauce Endorphin Rush Hot Sauce
"Some maniacal folks near Chicago decided, a few years, back that Dave’s Insanity needed a little competition. The name for this sauce comes from the chemical endorphin. Naturally produced by the human brain to help relieve pain, it has the same effect as morphine. Endorphin Rush may give you that radical sensation, but then again, so will hitting your thumb with a hammer!"
33,390

6.68 times hotter
than a jalapeño

Endorphin Rush Beyond Hot Sauce Endorphin Rush Beyond Hot Sauce
"Here’s the rush you’ve wanted to experience! Release the sensation that only the very special taste of Endorphin Rush can! Heightens any food: first an explosion of flavor, then a wave of heat! The rush that goes beyond hot! Caution: This sauce is extremely hot. Avoid contact with eyes and sensitive areas."
33,390

6.68 times hotter
than a jalapeño

El Yucateco XXXtra Hot Habanero (Salsa Kutbil-Ik) El Yucateco XXXtra Hot Habanero (Salsa Kutbil-Ik)
"The hottest of the El Yucateco hot sauces, just fresh peppers ground up and spiced, it’s as simple as that! No artificial colourants. Rated at 11,600 scoville units. Great to add to any food or serve as a side dish mixed with a few drops of lemon or lime juice. A long slow burn that’s received rave reviews from chili-heads worldwide. "

In my opinion, this has a very good, fresh peppery taste.

11,600

2.32 times hotter
than a jalapeño

El Yucateco Red Chile Habanero El Yucateco Red Chile Habanero
"It is made with one of our classic recipes: fresh red habanero peppers, tomato, and select spices and seasonings. The thickness and texture allows it to be savored by the most demanding palate."
5,790

1.16 times hotter
than a jalapeño

El Yucateco Jalapeno Hot Sauce El Yucateco Jalapeno Hot Sauce 1,270

Only 25% the heat
of a jalapeño

El Yucateco Green Chile Habanero El Yucateco Green Chile Habanero
"It is made with another of our classic recipes: fresh green habanero peppers, garlic, select spices and seasonings. This special mix of ingredients gives a homely and fresh flavor to your dishes."
8,910

1.78 times hotter
than a jalapeño

El Yucateco Chipotle Hot Sauce El Yucateco Chipotle Hot Sauce
"It is proudly the most recent member of El Yucateco? Family of Hot Sauces. It is made of smoked Chipotle peppers and Corn Syrup. This excellent combination and an original recipe have given as a result of a bittersweet flavor that cannot be lost."
3,400

Only 68% the heat
of a jalapeño

El Yucateco Caribbean Habanero El Yucateco Caribbean Habanero

Has more of a smooth, fruity flavor than the other El Yucateco habanero sauces

5,400

1.08 times hotter
than a jalapeño

Dorset Naga Pepper Dorset Naga Pepper

The Dorset Naga pepper (Capsicum chinense) is a variety of chile pepper grown in West Bexington, Dorset, England.

876,000 – 970,000

194 times hotter
than a jalapeño

Diablo Grande Pepper Diablo Grande Pepper 60,000 – 100,000

12 times hotter
than a jalapeño

Devil's Tongue - Yellow Devil’s Tongue – Yellow

A yellow-colored version of the hot devil’s tongue pepper.

400,000

80 times hotter
than a jalapeño

Devil's Tongue - Red Devil’s Tongue – Red

A red-colored version of the hot devil’s tongue pepper

400,000 – 500,000

100 times hotter
than a jalapeño

Devil's Tongue - Chocolate Devil’s Tongue – Chocolate

A brown-colored version of the hot devil’s tongue pepper

500,000

100 times hotter
than a jalapeño

Demon Ichor Demon Ichor
" Demon Ichor, the blood of a demon, is absolute pure evil! At 2,000,000 Scoville Units you can unleash the chaos and transform your fiery foods into a truly hellish experience.

Demon Ichor is one of the most potent, ready to use pepper extracts available on the market today. "

2,000,000

400 times hotter
than a jalapeño

Del Taco Del Inferno Sauce Del Taco Del Inferno Sauce

The hottest sauce the Mexican-style QSR chain offers. Del Taco had estimated that the Del Inferno was (at the time it debuted in 2008) three times as hot as any competitor’s sauces. If the hottest sauce Taco Bell had at the time, Fire Sauce, was used for comparative analysis, then Del Inferno would be around 1,500 SHU. This number is just an estimate. Ancho chile peppers were used as the base flavor/heat.

1,500

Only 30% the heat
of a jalapeño

Dead Heat Limited Edition Hot Sauce Dead Heat Limited Edition Hot Sauce
"A limited edition! Only 6,000 bottles have been made. 100,000 Scoville Units per bottle. This unique sauce comes with it’s own coffin and death certificate. Each certificate is individually numbered. A great collector’s item!"
100,000

20 times hotter
than a jalapeño

Dead Heat Hot Sauce Dead Heat Hot Sauce
"When you buy something and it comes in a coffin, please take caution. This sauce comes complete with a death certificate for you to keep as a remembrance. The question is, is the death certificate for you or for the hot sauce."
42,000

8.4 times hotter
than a jalapeño

de Arbol pepper de Arbol pepper

A slender, commonly-used pepper with a medium hot taste.

15,000 – 30,000

6 times hotter
than a jalapeño

Dave's Ultimate Insanity Hot Sauce Dave’s Ultimate Insanity Hot Sauce
"The Hottest Sauce in the Universe! The hottest of the Dave’s Gourmet line. This is an insanely spicy and delicious cooking ingredient ad should be used diluted (with oil) or in soups, sauces or dressings. Enjoy! Use this product one drop at a time. Keep away from eyes, children and pets. Not for people with heart or respiratory problems."
250,000

50 times hotter
than a jalapeño

Dave's Temporary Insanity Hot Sauce Dave’s Temporary Insanity Hot Sauce
"Temporary Pain, Lingering Pleasure. Hotter then the Original! Add a dash to most any food for a big kick or use as a cooking ingredient in sauces, soups and stews. Use this product one drop at a time. Keep away from eyes, pets and children. Not for people with heart/respiratory problems."
57,000

11.4 times hotter
than a jalapeño

Dave's Private Reserve Insanity Hot Sauce Dave’s Private Reserve Insanity Hot Sauce
"Limited edition of Daves Insanity Sauce in a stylish wooden box. A true collector’s item. This sauce is made once a year and is hand numbered, signed & dated. Made with Red Savina Habanero guaranteed to be at least 500,000 Scoville Units. WARNING: Use this product one-half drop at a time. Keep away from eyes. Not for use by minors or pets. Not for people with heart or respiratory problems."
500,000

100 times hotter
than a jalapeño

Dave's Insanity Sauce Dave’s Insanity Sauce
"The Original Hottest Sauce in the Universe! The only sauce to be banned from the National Fiery Foods Show. A great cookin ingredient for sauces, soups and stews. Also, strips waxed floors and removes driveway grease stains. Enjoy! Use this product one drop at a time. Keep away from eyes, pets and children. Not for people with heart/respiratory problems."

Yep, this is the one that started the hot sauce race in the 1990s and 2000s. Personally I don’t care for the taste of the original Dave’s Insanity Sauce too much. While it definitely is hot, it’s relatively tame in comparison to some of the hotter sauces listed above. Still, Dave’s Insanity Sauce is an innovator, and it deserves a spot in a spicy food hall of fame.

180,000

36 times hotter
than a jalapeño

Dave's Ghost Pepper Naga Jolokia Hot Sauce Dave’s Ghost Pepper Naga Jolokia Hot Sauce
"Contains both the heat of the bhut/naga jolokia pepper and chile extract."
650,000

130 times hotter
than a jalapeño

Datil Pepper Datil Pepper

A very hot chili; primarily grown in Florida.

100,000 to 300,000

20 times hotter
than a jalapeño

Danny Cash's Jolokial Havoc Danny Cash’s Jolokial Havoc
"From the crazy man himself, this Jolokia fiery creation comes in its own flask, engraved with the Danny Cash logo and a sauce made from the Jolokia…this one is hot!"
305,500

61.1 times hotter
than a jalapeño

Da' Bomb Ground Zero Hot Sauce Da’ Bomb Ground Zero Hot Sauce
"This sauce is the hottest on Earth! Pure habanero pepper enhanced with habanero infused flavor creates a sauce measured at 234,000 Scoville units. Wicked beyond belief!"
234,000

46.8 times hotter
than a jalapeño

Da' Bomb Beyond Insanity Hot Sauce Da’ Bomb Beyond Insanity Hot Sauce
"One of the hottest sauces on earth! Pure habanero pepper enhanced wih habanero infused flavor to create a sauce measured at 119,700 Scoville units. Wicked beyond belief!"
119,700

23.94 times hotter
than a jalapeño

Da' Bomb - The Final Answer Da’ Bomb – The Final Answer
"The hottest of all of the Da’ Bomb line. Rated at 1,500,000 Scoville Units. Not for direct consumption, use as a food additive only."
1,500,000

300 times hotter
than a jalapeño

Cubanelle Pepper Cubanelle Pepper

The Cubanelle is a variety of sweet pepper. When unripe, it is light yellowish-green in color, but eventually turns bright red. Compared to bell peppers it has thinner flesh, is longer, and has a slightly more wrinkled appearance. It is used extensively in Puerto Rico’s cuisine.

Cubanelle peppers are used in the U.S. to replace Poblano peppers. Most of the cubanelle pepper imports come from the Dominican Republic (where it’s called ají cubanela), which has been of late the main exporter of this cultivar.

100 – 1,000

Only 2% the heat
of a jalapeño

Crystal Hot Sauce Crystal Hot Sauce
"Louisiana favorites, made with fresh cayenne peppers. We grind and process the peppers ourselves for more pepper content, more pepper taste. Controlled heat level keeps the accent on flavor."

The 2,000 to 4,000 is only based on rough estimates found on the web. As far as I know, no official SHU amount has ever been published.

2,000 – 4,000

Only 80% the heat
of a jalapeño

Crazy Uncle Jester's The Jester Crazy Uncle Jester’s The Jester
"A limited-edition extract sauce that debuted in 2010."
6,000,000

1200 times hotter
than a jalapeño

Crazy Uncle Jester's Spontaneous Combustion Crazy Uncle Jester’s Spontaneous Combustion 1,200,000

240 times hotter
than a jalapeño

Crazy Uncle Jester's Select Reserve Crazy Uncle Jester’s Select Reserve 1,100,000

220 times hotter
than a jalapeño

Crazy Mother Pucker's Liquid Lava Sauce Crazy Mother Pucker’s Liquid Lava Sauce
"Well, the bottle says it all and we regret to inform you it is true….this sauce will in fact, PUCKER YOUR PECKER!! This XXX-Hot sauce is made with aged chili peppers, garlic and chili pepper extract….it is extremely hot!!!"
6,240

1.25 times hotter
than a jalapeño

Crazy Jerry's Mustard Gas Hot Sauce Crazy Jerry’s Mustard Gas Hot Sauce
"INHALATION HAZARD. If you think the mustard is hot in chinese restaurants, just try some of this! May cause nose hairs to combust. This sauce is great on burgers, sandwiches and anything else you would want to put mustard on."
125,000

25 times hotter
than a jalapeño

Crazy Jerry's Brain Damage Hot Sauce Crazy Jerry’s Brain Damage Hot Sauce
"Mind Blowin’ Hot Sauce! The top of the bottle has a pink plastic brain on it. The hot sauce that ain’t for wimps or people with really high IQ’s. A favorite of people with adventurous souls looking for “cheap thrills” and a really good hot sauce."
11,000

2.2 times hotter
than a jalapeño

Coronado Pepper Coronado Pepper 700 – 1000

Only 20% the heat
of a jalapeño

Cool Million - One Million Scoville Units Cool Million – One Million Scoville Units
"FOOD ADDITIVE ONLY! This product has a heat level of 1,000,000 Scoville units. It comes in a metal tin that is signed, numbered, and dated."
1,000,000

200 times hotter
than a jalapeño

Congo Pepper - Yellow Congo Pepper – Yellow

A yellowcolored version of the hot Congo chile

300,000

60 times hotter
than a jalapeño

Congo Pepper - Red Congo Pepper – Red

A red-colored version of the hot Congo chile

300,000 – 400,000

80 times hotter
than a jalapeño

Congo Pepper - Black Congo Pepper – Black

A black-colored version of the hot Congo chile

300,000 – 500,000

100 times hotter
than a jalapeño

Cholula Hot Sauce Cholula Hot Sauce
"Cholula Hot Sauce has been made for three generations by the same family in Jalisco, Mexico, Cholula’s special blend of red peppers, piquin peppers and spices have a unique flavor and aroma unlike anything you’ve ever experienced before. It’s a seasoning, an ingredient, a condiment and a sauce. Its unique taste makes it the perfect complement to a wide range of foods."

Although it has a relatively mild heat, I love this stuff! Terrific flavor with just the right hints of hotness, smokiness and tanginess.

3,600

Scott's Recommended Sauce - Try It, You'll Like It!

Only 72% the heat
of a jalapeño

Chocolate 7-Pot Douglah Chocolate 7-Pot Douglah
"A brown-colored version of the super-hot 7-Pot, 7 Pot Douglah, or Chocolate 7 Pod. Super-intense chile pepper that ranks up with the hottest, including the Carolina Reaper, Moruga Scorpion, Trinidad Scorpion Butch T, and the Bhut/Naga jolokia"
923,589 – 1,853,936

370.79 times hotter
than a jalapeño

Chipotle Pepper Chipotle Pepper

There is no naturally-occurring chipotle in nature; it is simply a jalapeno pepper that has been smoked. It has a slightly higher Scoville count than a regular Jalapeno. Spicy, smoky, sweet, and flavorful.

5,000 – 10,000

2 times hotter
than a jalapeño

China Express Pepper China Express Pepper 60,000 – 100,000

12 times hotter
than a jalapeño

Chiltepin pepper Chiltepin pepper

Chiltepin is a wild chile pepper that grows in Mexico and the southwestern United States. It is sometimes called the “mother of all peppers,” because it is thought to be the oldest species in the Capsicum genus. The chiles are extremely hot, rating 50,000 to 100,000 Scoville units, but the heat quickly dissipates.

50,000 – 100,000

20 times hotter
than a jalapeño

Chile-Today Red Amazon Powder Chile-Today Red Amazon Powder 75,000

15 times hotter
than a jalapeño

Cherry Pepper Cherry Pepper

Also called Hungarian cherry peppers, these are mild and sweet. Very similar to the cascabel pepper. Small in size and round in shape, this variety of pepper has the appearance of a large cherry or a small cherry tomato.

1,000 – 2,500

Only 50% the heat
of a jalapeño

Charleston Hot Pepper Charleston Hot Pepper 70,000 – 100,000

14 times hotter
than a jalapeño

Cayenne Pepper Cayenne Pepper

Cayenne pepper is a popular, hot red pepper used to flavor spicy dishes and sauces.

30,000 – 50,000

10 times hotter
than a jalapeño

Cascabel Pepper Cascabel Pepper

The cascabel is a small, round, hot chilli pepper. It is a cultivar of the species Capsicum annuum. Its name is a Spanish word for “small bell” or “rattle”. The pepper, when dried makes a rattling noise and as such can be used to make music.

1,000 – 2,500

Only 50% the heat
of a jalapeño

Carolina Cayenne Pepper Carolina Cayenne Pepper 100,000 – 125,000

25 times hotter
than a jalapeño

Buffalo Wild Wings Blazin' Sauce Buffalo Wild Wings Blazin’ Sauce
"Keep away from eyes, pets, children: The hottest sauce we got."

This stuff is probably the hottest hot sauce I’ve ever eaten from a chain restuarant – and it’s damn good tasting, too! When I asked a Buffalo Wild Wings representative about the sauce’s heat, they responded with, “the Scoville Units for the Blazin’ sauce ranges from 200,000 to 350,000 depending on the peppers and the season, but it is always hot!”

You can buy a bottle of the great-tastin’ Blazin’ at your local Buffalo Wild Wings or at their online store at the link below:

200,000 – 350,000

70 times hotter
than a jalapeño

Blair's Ultra Death Sauce Blair’s Ultra Death Sauce
"”One taste and you will know this Jersey boy was here! If you have an insatiable need for heat or are one that lives in excess…Here I come. This sauce is the real deal. So shut the “F” up and pour me out! Love ya.”"

Ultra Death is Blair’s hottest in the “Death sauce” lineup. Estimated to be just a touch hotter than Jersey Death. Ultra Death assumed the crown when Jersey Death was no longer in production.

800,000

160 times hotter
than a jalapeño

Blair's Sudden Death Sauce Blair’s Sudden Death Sauce
"As my Chilipals know, I am never one to be satisfied. Hence, the creation of Sudden Death. When you need to go beyond… Sudden Death will deliver! All new incredible coffins now bring you Sudden Death!!! Use a micro drop on your favorite dishes to enhance your taste sensations."

Blair’s third hottest sauce in his Death lineup

105,000

21 times hotter
than a jalapeño

Blair's Pure Death Sauce Blair’s Pure Death Sauce
"”Blair’s Pure Death Hot Sauce with Jolokia Peppers. Feel Alive! Suggested uses: Wings, Clams, Oysters, Crawfish, Chili, Bloody Marys, Jambalaya, or anything else you desire! Ingredients: Habanero Chili Pods, Naga Jolokia, Vinegar, Hawaiian Red Salt. 5 oz.”"
35,000

7 times hotter
than a jalapeño

Blair's Possible Side Effects Hot Sauce Blair’s Possible Side Effects Hot Sauce
"This sauce should be used with extreme caution – there are Possible Side Effects. Created for the comedy group “Possible Side Effects,” this may possibly be the hottest sauce ever made without use of extracts – 283,000 Scovile Units! Comes with skull key chain."
283,000

56.6 times hotter
than a jalapeño

Blair's Original Death Sauce Blair’s Original Death Sauce
"The Sauce that Started it All…SO many Great uses…The perfect balance of Heat and Flavor….FEEL ALIVE"

Nice flavor, nice heat.

30,000

6 times hotter
than a jalapeño

Blair's Mega Death Sauce Blair’s Mega Death Sauce
"Made with Great Karma. Be Warned this sauce contains ingredients 500 times hotter than a Jalapeno Chile. Use Sparingly. Not recommended for use without dilution. Contains absolutely NO Preservatives or Artificial Ingredients. Wrapped up in a Holographic Labeled Bottle. Comes with skull key chain."

I personally love Mega Death to…death! Not only is it ungodly hot, but tastes amazing; it has a complex, rich, and robust flavor for a hot sauce. I use it at home all the time and frequently take a bottle to restaurants to “spice up” meals. Great on burgers, sandwiches, chicken, in chili, you name it…

As with most Blair’s hot sauces, it comes with the cool skull key chain.

550,000

110 times hotter
than a jalapeño

Blair's Le Million Reserve Blair’s Le Million Reserve
"Le Gourmet Chef has teamed up with Blair to create his first commisioned reserve. This handcrafted piece starts off with his famous 60ml bottle which is imported from England. Blair’s Le Million is filled with an Earth shaking 1.4 million Scoville units of fury."
1,400,000

280 times hotter
than a jalapeño

Blair's Jersey Death Sauce Blair’s Jersey Death Sauce
"…..Thick, Packed with Habanero Pods, Jersey Tomato Puree, and Pure Pepper Resin will show the Jersey Devil is Alive and Well !!!! See the Garden State in the Backround"

This used to be the hottest of Blair’s non-reserve items (such as the holiday reserves, limited-edition Caldera, and the “A.M.” extracts), until Ultra Death took its place in the Death Sauce lineup. This sauce is even hotter than Blair’s Mega Death, which itself clocks in at 550,000 Scoville units. Jersey Death’s Scoville rating is unknown, but it has been estimated by some chiliheads to be around 1,000,000 units.

750,000 – 1,000,000?

150 times hotter
than a jalapeño

Blair's Caldera Hot Sauce Blair’s Caldera Hot Sauce
"Only 499 bottles of Caldera Hot Sauce were ever made. If you have one, consider yourself very lucky."

Caldera is actually three 2 oz. bottles. The bottom bottle is 1,000,000 Scoville Units. The middle one is 5,000,000. The bottle on the top says it’s 10,000,000, but the actual range is between 10,000,000 and 13,000,000.

If you look at the top bottle you can see the Pure Capsaicin Crystals suspended in the oil.

1,000,000 up to 13,000,000

2600 times hotter
than a jalapeño

Blair's Beyond Death Hot Sauce Blair’s Beyond Death Hot Sauce
"The mad man is at it again with this collector’s edition Beyond Death that is so hot he had to seal it with his trademark wax seal. This formula was originally made in 1992, but it has been brought back from the dead with this killer hot sauce. Use with extreme caution because it will hurt!!"
99,760

19.95 times hotter
than a jalapeño

Blair's After Death Sauce with Chipotle Blair’s After Death Sauce with Chipotle
"Warning: Use with caution! This sauce has the same mind-blowing heat of the Blair’s Death Sauce, only kicked up several notches with pepper extract. Tremendous heat with outstanding flavor. With a slight citrus flavor and smokey wood overtones, this habanero and extract based sauce is HOT. Comes with skull key chain."
50,000

10 times hotter
than a jalapeño

Blair's After Death Sauce Blair’s After Death Sauce
"All of the Death Sauces come with the famous dangling Skull head key chain. Warning: This product contains the hottest known ingredients on the planet Earth. Keep out of the reach of children. If you thought our Original Death Sauce was good…you’ll love this one! All the freshest ingredients as in Original Death Sauce, plus some pure pepper resin — to make things a few points south of purgatory!"
49,250

9.85 times hotter
than a jalapeño

Blair's 6 A.M. Blair’s 6 A.M.
"ATTENTION COLLECTORS: Blair’s 6 A.M. is no longer being made! Blair’s 6 A.M. is not really a sauce, it’s an extract, a food additive only! Since this is such a limited edition, Blair’s 6 A.M. is subject to special ordering."
16,000,000

3200 times hotter
than a jalapeño

Blair's 5 A.M. Blair’s 5 A.M.
"Item is Sold Out. Filled with a World record breaking 5-6 million Scoville units Oil then sealed with White and Platinum Wax from Italy. Topped off with a Red warning label… Feel Alive!!!!"
5,500,000

1100 times hotter
than a jalapeño

Blair's 4 A.M. Blair’s 4 A.M.
"Item is Sold Out. Congratulations to all those holders. Original purchase price was $45 in 2000 It has been reported to us that A bottle has recently (late 2004) sold for $5450 (SOLD IN PRIVATE SALE TO A COLLECTOR IN EUROPE)."
4,000,000

800 times hotter
than a jalapeño

Blair's 3 A.M. Extract Blair’s 3 A.M. Extract
"It takes his classic 2 a.m. one step further. All bottles are signed by Blair. Blair’s 3 a.m. Reserve is over 200 times hotter than a jalapeno pepper and is a complex blend of fresh peppers and extracts."
1,500,000 – 2,000,000

300 times hotter
than a jalapeño

Blair's 2009 Halloween Reserve Blair’s 2009 Halloween Reserve

Each one of these is a unique, hand-blown pumpkin bottle that contains a vial of 16 million SHU capsaicin buried underneath 1 million SHU jolokia powder.

16,000,000

3200 times hotter
than a jalapeño

Blair's 2007 Halloween Reserve Blair’s 2007 Halloween Reserve

Sold out in less than 6 hours on Blair’s website, a bottle of Blair’s 2007 Halloween Reserve is available for around $300 on select sauce websites.

13,500,000

2700 times hotter
than a jalapeño

Blair's 2006 Holiday Reserve Blair’s 2006 Holiday Reserve

Like most other Blair’s reserves, there were only 299 bottles ever produced.

14,000,000

2800 times hotter
than a jalapeño

Blair's 2006 Halloween Reserve Blair’s 2006 Halloween Reserve
"”7oz of Halloween Fury filled in 3 distinct layers. Topped off with a 24kt Gold Skull as well as many layers of imported resins. Only 299 of these 2006 Blair’s Halloween Reserves have been produced. Each bottle has been hand signed and numbered by Blair and is a must for any collector.”"
13,500,000

2700 times hotter
than a jalapeño

Blair's 2005 Holiday Reserve Blair’s 2005 Holiday Reserve
"Only 99 of these were produced and each bottle has been signed and numbered. A special version of Death Rain Nitro was created for the base then is was layered with 12.8 million Scoville units that was gently heated to be able to flow. Finally the 2005 Holiday Reserve was topped off with 1.33 million units of Power, sure to light up ANY Holiday…"
14,725,000

2945 times hotter
than a jalapeño

Blair's 2005 Halloween Reserve Blair’s 2005 Halloween Reserve
"Only 299 of these 2005 Blair’s Halloween Reserves have been produced. Each bottle has been hand signed and numbered by Blair and is a must for any collector."
13,500,000

2700 times hotter
than a jalapeño

Blair's 2004 Holiday Reserve Blair’s 2004 Holiday Reserve
"This Bottle is HUGE…. 5 times the size of the 2, 3, 4, 5, or 6am. Inside you will find a base of 12.5 million Scoville units, a middle section of Red Habanero puree, Then finished off with a floating level of 1.6 million. Only 299 of these bottles will be produced, so get yours now!"
14,100,000

2820 times hotter
than a jalapeño

Blair's 2 A.M. Extract Blair’s 2 A.M. Extract
"This sauce was the first in the Blair’s A.M. line. Blair made this in order to clear the bar at the end of the night, hence the name 2 A.M. It is hand signed by Blair and packaged in a cool designer bottle, sealed with red wax and the trademark Blair’s death skull."
600,000 – 900,000

180 times hotter
than a jalapeño

Blair's 16 Million Reserve Blair’s 16 Million Reserve
"Blair’s 16 Million Reserve is the latest in the line of reserves from Blair. This reserve bottle contains 1ml of pure capsaicin crystals. 16 Million Reserve is not to be consumed or even opened without using extreme caution. Only 999 of Blair’s 16 Million will be produced, so get yours quick!"

You cannot get any hotter. This (and the Blair’s 6 AM below) reach the maximum Scoville Rating of 16 million. This is pure capsaicin.

16,000,000

3200 times hotter
than a jalapeño

Black Mamba Hot Sauce Black Mamba Hot Sauce
"”Black Mamba Venomous Hot Sauce – It’s Bite is deadly! A blend of Chocolate Habaneros (their heat rivals the Red Savina) and a blend of extracts that make this CaJohns HOTTEST sauce! Beware the bite of the Black Mamba!”"

No longer the hottest sauce made by CaJohn’s. See Mongoose Hot Sauce for more info.

2,500,000

500 times hotter
than a jalapeño

Birds Eye Pepper Birds Eye Pepper 100,000 – 225,000

45 times hotter
than a jalapeño

Big Daddy Jake's Texas Pit Smoked Hot Sauce Big Daddy Jake’s Texas Pit Smoked Hot Sauce
"This sauce is a fiery blend of nine types of hot peppers slowly smoked over a wood fire. It takes your senses to a good old-fashioned Texas pit smoked BBQ and delivers intense heat with a rich smoky finish."
14,000

2.8 times hotter
than a jalapeño

Bhut Jolokia Pepper / Ghost Chile Pepper Bhut Jolokia Pepper / Ghost Chile Pepper

The Bhut/Naga/Bih Jolokia pepper is a chile pepper found naturally in the army garrison town of Tezpur, in the north-eastern state of Assam, India. It is a naturally occurring chile and held the Guinness World Record for the world’s hottest pepper from 2007 until Januray 2011.

The Bhut Jolokia is also know as The “Ghost Chili/Chile”, Nagahari, Naga Jolokia, Bih Jolokia, Borbih, Raja Mircha, Raja Chilli, Mirch, Mircha, Naga Moresh, Naga Morich, Tezpur, Bih Jolokia and Bhwt Jolokiya (with possible slight variations).

855,000 – 1,041,427

208.29 times hotter
than a jalapeño

Bee Sting Honey N' Habanero Hot Sauce Bee Sting Honey N’ Habanero Hot Sauce
"Enjoy Bee Sting..it’s a real buzzzzzzzzz!!!!"
670

Only 13% the heat
of a jalapeño

Bahamian Pepper Bahamian Pepper 95,000 – 110,000

22 times hotter
than a jalapeño

Ancho Pepper Ancho Pepper

Ancho peppers are are the dried version of Poblano, or “people” peppers. Their flavor is somewhat sweet and somewhat raisin-like, with medium heat.
The outer skin has a rich, sweet, raisin-like flavor, which is most commonly associated with the flavor of chili; the inner veins of the pepper are quite hot. When you buy the whole pod, you have the advantage of being able to separate these two distinct flavors.

1,000 – 2,000

Only 40% the heat
of a jalapeño

Anaheim Pepper Anaheim Pepper

This mild pepper is also known as California, long green chili, chilacate, chile college, chile de rista, chile verde, Chimayo and Hatch.

500 – 2,500

Only 50% the heat
of a jalapeño

Aleppo Pepper Aleppo Pepper
"The Aleppo pepper, also known as the Halaby pepper, is named after the city of Aleppo in Northern Syria. It is commonly grown in Syria and Turkey, and is usually dried and crushed.

Aleppo pepper is used in Mediterranean and Middle Eastern cuisine, although it has become very popular around the world as an alternative to crushed red pepper or paprika, due to its beautiful deep red color, rich fruity undertones and aromatic flavor. It is perfect for chili, pizza, sauces, or anywhere you may normally use paprika, if you like the extra heat. However, it is not as hot as conventional crushed red pepper, because it is de-seeded before it is crushed."

10,000

2.1 times hotter
than a jalapeño

Aji Pepper Aji Pepper

The Aji pepper, also known as Peruvian hot pepper, is a unique species of chili pepper, Capsicum baccatum, containing several different breeds.

30,000 – 50,000

10 times hotter
than a jalapeño

Chilehead Tees

Please keep in mind that the Scoville heat units listed are just estimates at best. Scoville units for each sauce or chile pepper may vary greatly due to the seed lineage, season, climate, soil, and other conditions in which the peppers and ingredients are grown.

Comparisons in this Scoville Scale chart to jalape\F1o peppers are based on an “average” of 5,000 SHU for the jalape\F1o, and the high end SHU for the sauce or pepper in question.

If you find anything missing from this Scoville Scale chart, please contact me and I’ll try to update this list ASAP. Thanks!