This Is The Hot Sauce That Made Gordon Ramsay Cry On Hot Ones

There are times when even the boldest, most hard-headed people on the planet can't handle the heat. And these revealing moments of vulnerability are nothing short of hilarious. The critically acclaimed, Shorty Award-winning YouTube series "Hot Ones" features celebrity guests who are interviewed while munching on a platter of 10 chicken wings doused in a variety of hot sauces — and trying to act as normal and self-contained as possible all the while. Throughout the one-on-one chats with beloved host Sean Evans, the hot sauces drastically increase in Scoville intensity (i.e., spiciness level) for every question asked about the guest's life.

One of the most frequently requested and highly anticipated guests of the popular internet show was Gordon Ramsay — the loud, outspoken, and oftentimes belligerent world-renowned chef, restaurateur, and cooking show host. However, perhaps to many viewers' surprise, Ramsay isn't too fond of hot sauce. In fact, he has quite a low spice tolerance, as millions of fans have now witnessed.

As it turns out, Gordon Ramsay really hates hot sauce

The iconic episode starring Gordon Ramsay aired on YouTube in January 2019 to kick off the web series's 8th season. Ramsay starts off the episode by admitting that his children basically begged and pleaded for him to do the show, as they wanted to see how strong their father's palate was. Well, Ramsay kids ... your dear father can regrettably check this challenge off his bucket list.

Right off the bat, Ramsay criticizes that the chicken wings were overcooked, but his expert food knowledge ends up taking a backseat rather quickly as he dives into the sauced drumsticks. He does pretty well with the first several wings, but the latter half of the sauces were visibly harder for him to swallow. The seventh wing was covered in Torchbearer Garlic Reaper sauce, which features Carolina Reaper peppers, one of the hottest edible chili peppers on the market (seen above). Upon biting into this zesty demon, he claimed his heartbeat was elevated and was worried about anal leakage, and even compares the sensation to the song "Ring of Fire" by Johnny Cash.

Da'Bomb is tear-inducing

The eighth wing in the lineup was slathered in Da'Bomb Beyond Insanity, which is infused with hellish habanero peppers and orange juice and measures at a whopping 135,600 Scoville Heat Units. Gordon Ramsay began coughing immediately upon biting into the wing and compared the sauce's flavor to "sticking your tongue in a f**king a plate of acid" and "swallowing a f**king mouthful of bandages."

At this point, tears were streaming down the not-so-tough guy's face, much to host Sean Evans and the audience's amusement. The last two sauces were Hellfire Fear This! with Carolina Reapers (which Ramsay paired with doughnuts to cool off) and The Last Dab, which is a blend of Pepper X (the world's hottest pepper), distilled vinegar, ginger root, turmeric, coriander, cumin, and dry mustard. When the interview finally concluded, a hysterical, sweaty, weeping, swearing, red-faced Ramsay was chugging Pepto Bismol, swishing water, and squeezing lemon and lime juice into his mouth. Good effort, Gordon.