The Hottest Sauce In The World!

Hot sauce has come a long way since it was first popularized and bottled for consumption over 200 years ago. Many varieties of flavors are available that use unique combinations of ingredients and exotic processes to complete. In addition, many of these hot sauce varieties have reached astronomical heat levels that challenge even the highest tolerance levels.

Blair’s 16 Million Reserve is the hottest sauce available on the market but many varieties challenge the million Scoville Heat Unit (SHU) mark. Sauces at this level become an extract because capsaicin, the element responsible for the heat, is extracted from the hot pepper. Hot sauces that expand beyond the 10 million SHU range are rare, expensive and should only be consumed if someone has a high tolerance for spice.

Blair’s 16 Million Reserve

OK this is not a sauce at all but is pure capsaicin crystals.

The mere presentation of this product implies a high level of almost intolerable heat and a spiciness that goes beyond what a typical hot sauce delivers. Many sauces that rank among the hottest sauce in the world can become somewhat of a collector’s item. Eating, consuming, sharing and collaborating on hot sauce recipes has become a hobby and favorite pastime for many people and that is partly what makes this special.

Blair’s 16 Million Reserve is available in a custom bottle shape and signed by Blair himself. Supplies are probably limited…and as always…consume with caution.


Any product beyond the 6 to 7 million SHU rating will usually have disclaimers to protect the manufacturer from a lawsuit from an unprepared consumer. These extract re not intended to be eaten straight, used in a challenge among friends, or misused otherwise and will usually have the following disclaimers:

**This is a collector’s item: not to be ingested in any form**

**Exercise extreme caution**

**Not intended for direct consumption**

Consumers are constantly and continually seeking the hottest sauces available on the market to challenge their abilities to tolerate the next level of sauce and build up a tolerance level. Just when you think a sauce has reached the peak of being “the hottest sauce in the world”, a new sauce is introduced. We examined the top 100 hottest sauces available in the world and here is what we found.

A classic and traditional hot sauce flavor like Franks Redhot or Tabasco® Original is not even close to being included on this list. Other sauces manufactured by Blair’s, Cajohns, and Ashley Food Company top the list with extreme levels of heat, almost becoming nonedible or only consumable by those with a high tolerance level. Consumers are building their tolerance level with expectations to challenge their desires by consuming the hottest sauces available. Read here on How To Build a Tolerance Level to Hot Sauce.

How is heat determined?

There are more sauces that have a heat level below 50,000 SHU for a few reasons; 1) Hot peppers lower in heat level are easier and less expensive to obtain, 2) Hot sauces lower in heat can reach more consumers; 3) Consuming hot sauce that is hotter than the next has become a phenomenon for many consumers and it has forced manufacturers to produce sauces that challenge even the most tolerant palate.

Our recommendation

If you insist on attempting some of the hotter sauces…start with a few that are lower in heat that you know you can tolerate. Hot sauces listed at the million SHU mark should be taste tested with caution and can often be experienced with only the dab of a toothpick.

Top 100 Hottest Sauces in the World

Blair’s Holiday Reserve 202116,000,000Blair’s Sauces and Snacks
Blairs 16 Million Reserve16,000,000Blairs Sauces and Snacks
Blairs 6 AM Reserve 16,000,000Blairs Sauces and Snacks
Blairs Halloween Reserve 200916,000,000Blairs Sauces and Snacks
Blairs Holiday Reserve 200514,725,000Blairs Sauces and Snacks
Blairs Holiday Reserve 200414,100,000Blairs Sauces and Snacks
Blairs Firecracker Reserve 14,000,000Blairs Sauces and Snacks
Blairs Halloween Reserve 200613,500,000Blairs Sauces and Snacks
Pure Evil 13 Million13,000,000Texas Creek
Regret Hot Sauce12,000,000 Wiltshire Chili Farm
Blairs Caldera Hot Sauce Top10,000,000Blairs Sauces and Snacks
Texas Creek Pure Evil 9.6 Drops9,600,000Texas Creek
Mad Dog Plutonium 357 No. 99,000,000Ashley Food Company
The Source7,100,000Spicin Foods
The End Flat Line7,000,000Pepper Palace
Bumblefoot’s Bumblef**kd6,000,000Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal
Mad Dog 357 Collector’s Edition6,000,000Ashley Food Company
Get Bitten 6 Black Mamba6,000,000 Cajohns Fiery Foods Co.
Blairs 5 AM Reserve5,500,000Blairs Sauces and Snacks
Blairs Caldera Hot Sauce5,000,000Blairs Sauces and Snacks
Blairs 4 AM Reserve 4,000,000Blairs Sauces and Snacks
CaJohns Z Nothing Beyond Hot Sauce4,000,000CaJohns Fiery Foods Co.
Mad Dog 44 Magnum4,000,000Ashley Food Company
CaJohns Mongoose Hot Sauce3,000,000CaJohns Fiery Foods Co.
Artifact Extreme Burn3,000,000Artifact Burn Extracts
LD50 Hot Sauce 3,000,000Pepper Palace
Mad Dog 38 Midnight Special (Extract)3,000,000Ashley Food Company
CaJohns Black Mamba Hot Sauce2,500,000CaJohns Fiery Foods Co.
Blair’s 3 A.M.2,000,000Blair’s Sauces and Snacks
CaJohns Vicious Viper2,000,000CaJohns Fiery Foods Co.
CaJohns Wanza’s Wicked Temptation Hot Sauce2,000,000CaJohns Fiery Foods Co.
Demon Ichor2,000,000 Screamin Demon
Hot Ones – The Last Dab Reduxx2,000,000Heatonist
Mad Dog 22 Midnight Special (Extract)2,000,000Ashley Food Company
Wicked Nightmare2,000,000Electric Pepper Company
Texas Creek Pure Evil Capsaicin Drops1,560,000Texas Creek
Da’ Bomb The Final Answer Hot Sauce1,500,000Spicin Foods (Original Juan)
Crazy Uncle Jester’s Spontaneous Ignition1,100,000Crazy Uncle Jester’s Inferno World
TorchBearer – The Rapture – Trinidad Scorpion Pepper1,200,000Torchbearer
Crazy Uncle Jester’s Select Reserve1,100,000Crazy Uncle Jester’s Inferno World
Blair’s Caldera Hot Sauce Bottom1,000,000Blair’s Sauces and Snacks
CaJohns Magma Hot Sauce1,000,000CaJohns Fiery Foods Co.
Dragon in the Clouds Hot Sauce1,000,000First We Feast and 88Rising
Cool Million – One Million Scoville Units1,000,000 Poison Pepper Co.
Frostbite Hot Sauce 1,000,000 Frostbite
Hell’s Inferno Naga Bhut Jolokia Sauce1,000,000 Hell’s Inferno
Mad Dog 357 Gold Edition Hot Sauce1,000,000Ashley Food Company
Mad Dog 357 Revenge1,000,000Ashley Food Company
One Million Scoville Pepper Extract1,000,000Ashley Food Company
Blair’s Ultra Death Sauce800,000Blair’s Sauces and Snacks
Elijah’s Xtreme Regret 800,000Elijah’s Xtreme Gourmet
Satan’s Blood Extract Hot Sauce800,000 Sauce Crafters Direct
Blair’s 2 A.M Reserve750,000Blair’s Sauces and Snacks
Mad Dog 357 Silver Collector’s Edition Hot Sauce750,000Ashley Food Company
Smack My Ass and Call Me Sally The Slap Heard Around700,000 Tijuana Flats
Burn After Eating Hot Sauce669,000Karma Sauce
Puckerbutt Chocolate Plague Hot Sauce690,000 Puckerbutt Pepper Company
Dave’s Ghost Pepper Naga Jolokia Hot Sauce650,000Dave’s Gourmet
Mad Dog 357 Collector’s Edition Hot Sauce600,000Ashley Food Company
The Hottest Fuckin’ Sauce600,000 Hottest Sauce
Psycho Juice Extreme Ghost Pepper Hot Sauce600,000 Psycho Juice
Melinda’s Red Savina Pepper Sauce577,000Melinda’s
Blair’s Mega Death Sauce550,000Blair’s Sauces and Snacks
Pure Cap Hot Sauce – Ferociously Fiery Hot Sauce500,000 Pure Cap
Dave’s Private Reserve Insanity Hot Sauce500,000 Dave’s Gourmet
TorchBearer Zombie Apocalypse500,000Torchbearer
Mad Dog 357 Hot Sauce357,000Ashley Food Company
Buffalo Wild Wings Blazin’ Sauce300,000Buffalo Wild Wings
Dave’s Ultimate Insanity Hot Sauce250,000Dave’s Gourmet
Smack My Ass and Call Me Sally – Habanero Hot Sauce250,000 Tijuana Flats
Cajohn’s Lethal Injestion Bhut Jolokia Hot Sauce234,500Cajohn’s
Da’ Bomb Ground Zero Hot Sauce234,000Spicin Foods
Not Cool Chocolate Habanero225,000 Chili World
Dave’s Original Insanity Hot Sauce180,000Dave’s Gourmet
Predator Great White Shark175,000 Carolina Hot Sauce Co.
Habanero Punch T.K.O. Hot Sauce162,300 Carolina Sauce Co.
Mad Dog 357 Ghost Pepper Hot Sauce150,000Ashley Food Company
Mad Dog 357 Inferno Ghost Pepper Edition Reserve150,000Ashley Food Company
Mad Dog Inferno Hot Sauce – 1999 Reserve Edition150,000Ashley Food Company
Quaker Steak and Lube Atomic Wing Sauce150,000Quaker Steak and Lube
Da’ Bomb Beyond Insanity Hot Sauce135,000Spicin Foods
Jolokia 10 Hot Sauce134,000 Cajohn’s
Crazy Jerry’s Mustard Gas Hot Sauce125,000Crazy Jerry’s
Aka Miso Ghost-Reaper Hot Sauce116,000Bravado Spice Company
TorchBearer Garlic Reaper Hot Sauce116,000Torchbearer
Blair’s Sudden Death Sauce105,000Blair’s Sauces and Snacks
Wiltshire Chilli Farm Trinidad Scorpion Hot Sauce104,000 Wiltshire Chili Farm
Mad Dog 357 Reaper Sriracha Sauce100,000Ashley Food Company
Mad Dog 357 Scorpion Hot Sauce100,000Ashley Food Company
Blair’s Beyond Death Hot Sauce99,760Blair’s Sauces and Snacks
Mad Dog Inferno Hot Sauce90,000Ashley Food Company
Widow Hot Sauce90,000 Sauce Crafters Direct
Torchbearer Slaughter Sauce84,000Torchbearer
You Can’t Handle This Hot Sauce80,000 You Can’t Handle This Sauce
Adoboloco Fiya! Fiya! Hot Sauce77,000 Adoboloco
Hellfire Detroit Habanero Hot Sauce66,000Hellfire Detroit
Dave’s Temporary Insanity Hot Sauce57,000Dave’s Gourmet
Torchbearer Headless Horseradish Hot Sauce52,000Torchbearer
Blair’s After Death Hot Sauce with Chipotle50,000Blair’s Sauces and Snacks
TABASCO® Brand Pepper Scorpion Pepper Sauce50,000McIlhenny

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