Hot sauce lovers have often turned to firing up their palate with an extra dash or two of Tabasco’s various fiery variants. One such bottled liquid fire is the Scorpion Sauce, which also happens to be McIlhenny Company’s hottest sauce. But apparently the company wasn’t too happy with the piquancy of the hot sauce so they just fired things up a little in their new limited edition Scorpion Sauce.
According to Bon Appétit, the Louisiana-based hot sauce brand is offering up Scorpion Sauce, which takes the OG Tabasco red sauce and adds 20 times the spice. The sauce gets the bonus heat from the addition of scorpion peppers, guava, and pineapple.
This takes up the sauce to a heft 50,000 on the Scoville scale. To give you a scale for comparison, the original Tobasco sits as about 2,500. A little more perspective: raw cayenne peppers and Thai chilies also score 50,000 in Scoville units.
This special devilish hot sauce draws inspiration from the sweet and spicy condiments and marinades used in Caribbean cooking. Tabasco describes Scorpion Sauce as “a tangy sauce with untamed heat and a touch of Caribbean sweetness,” so it would we wise to sit down with a gallon of iced water while trying out this bad boy. And also keep an ambulance on speed dial.
So, now that you know the in and out of this fiery sauce, would you dare to try it out? Vote below and let us know!
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