This Is The Hottest Hot Sauce In The World

When you need to spice up your food, you don't have to go far to find some incredibly hot peppers that can take your meals to new heat thresholds. Peppers like the Carolina Reaper and the Trinidad Moruga Scorpion continue to rank as some of the spiciest items that can wreak some serious havoc, giving your meals a supercharged heat boost when habaneros and jalapenos just can't cut it (via Pepperhead). To figure out how much heat these peppers contain, food scientists use the Scoville Scale to determine the spice factor of each pepper.

Named after Wilbur Scoville, this measuring system breaks down spiciness into measurable units. Scoville Heat Units indicate the number of times a capsaicin-bearing item needs to get diluted with sugar-water in order to lose its heat (via Nature's Path Organic). This means that a 5,000 Scoville-ranked pepper needs to get dunked 5,000 times in order for its heat to dissipate. Through this measurement system, bell peppers come in at zero Scoville Units, jalapenos max out at 5,000, and Carolina Reapers, the hottest pepper in the world, comes in at 2.2 million units. If that number blows your mind, wait until you hear about the hottest hot sauce that easily puts these numbers to shame.

A mouth-melting experience not for the faint of heart

If you have ever wanted to try a hot sauce that contains almost double the heat of pepper spray, you have to get a bottle of Mad Dog 357 Plutonium No. 9 (via The Manual). The sauce contains 9 million Scoville Units and you have to heat the bottle up to 140 degrees Fahrenheit to get the sauce to even come out, thanks to the condiment containing 60% pure capsaicin. 

The extreme nature of the sauce has led the manufacturers to put multiple warning labels on the bottle, including statements that indicate the sauce can cause bodily harm, you bought the product in sound mind and body, as well as a legal clause absolving the company of any harm the sauce may cause. A single ounce retails at $100, so at the very least, you can't easily stock up and do a ton of damage to your taste buds.

If you have searched high and low for the ultimate blast of heat, you can't go any spicier than this barely-legal hot sauce. Just make sure to brace for the pain you can potentially inflict on yourself and food with even a single drop of this diabolical sauce that guarantees to test your limits.