There are a lot of different hot sauces out there, and they’re not all created equally when it comes to how spicey they are. The beauty of hot sauce is that there is one out there to satisfy all taste buds and flavours, from the spiciest hot sauce down to the mildest.
There are a few different factors that can contribute to how spicy a hot sauce can be:
The type of chilli used in the hot sauce
How the hot sauce is made
How much chilli is in the hot sauce
How spicy a hot sauce mainly depends on what type of chilli is used to make it. There are a wide variety of different types of chilli out there that all have different levels of spice and heat to them.
From the hottest chilli in the world, the Carolina Reaper, to the mildest peppers on the market like Bell peppers and cherry peppers. There is a large degree of difference in levels of heat between them. This is the main factor to take into consideration with how spicy a hot sauce is.
Sauces made with a hotter chilli in larger amounts will give you a hot sauce that is spicier than if it was made with a milder chilli.
How Hot Is Sriracha Hot Sauce?
Sriracha would be classed as a medium-heat hot sauce. It can have a heat level anywhere from 1000 to 2500 Scoville units. This depends on the type of peppers used in the sauce. This level of heat in a hot sauce appeals to a wider audience, it doesn’t sacrifice its flavour in order to be the hottest sauce around.
Jalapenos are the most common form of chilli used in sriracha hot sauce. More specifically, red Jalapenos. They become this vibrant red colour when they have reached more maturity, they also become hotter as a result.
While you might think this would make sriracha spicier, the other ingredients used such as garlic, sugar, and salt help to create the flavour of sriracha hot sauce that a lot of people love.
How Hot Is Habanero Hot Sauce?
Habanero sauce would be classed as a high-heat hot sauce. Habaneros have a Scoville rating of between 100,000 and 350,000. Making them hotter than the Jalapeno, but not on the same level as the Carolina Reaper.
Much like sriracha hot sauce, the level of heat will vary depending on the amount and exact type of peppers used. The list of ingredients used in this type of hot sauce also helps tame the heat and create its signature delicious flavour.
We would recommend habanero hot sauce for people who like things on the hotter side.
Want To Try Our Habanero Hot Sauce?
If you like a kick to your sauces why not try our habanero hot sauces? Luckily for you, we have two delicious habanero hot sauces to choose from. Our renegade mango and lemon drop hop hot sauces are two of our most delicious sauces available. Try them for yourself if you don’t believe us!
What Is The Hottest Hot Sauce In The World?
The world’s hottest hot sauces are going to be made with Carolina reapers. Sauces like Mad Dog 357 Plutonium No. 9 take heat to the extreme by topping the Scoville chart at a whopping 9 million Scoville units, making this sauce for lovers of extreme heat and people who want to test out how much heat they can handle.
While they might talk a big game with how hot they are, sauces like this also sting when it comes to the cost. So they could very well burn your wallet as well as your mouth!
To put that into perspective, the average Jalapeno ranges between 2000 and 8000 Scoville units. Carolina Reapers themselves have a heat range of 1.4 million and 2.2 million Scoville units. This means that Mad Dog 357 is 4 times hotter than an individual Carolina Reaper.
There are a lot of different hot sauces out there that claim to be the spiciest hot sauce in the world, some even trying to come for the heat crown held by Mad Dog.
The hot sauce is appropriately called Regret, by Wiltshire chilli farms. Advertised at 12 million Scoville units, with those levels of heat it promises to be hotter than Mad Dog and then some. On paper that makes it one of, if not the spiciest hot sauce in the world.
There are a lot of hot sauces out there that advertise they’re the hottest, the spiciest and should only be tried by those who are truly daring. It’s difficult to imagine how hot they are when you’re just looking at a large number of Scoville units. Maybe it’s something you need to try for yourself if you’re brave enough!
Want To Try Our Hottest Hot Sauce?
Why not give our Very Very Reaper hot sauce a try, the hottest hot sauce we have! it’s our own Carolina reaper hot sauce that if you’re a lover of heat and all things spicy, you’re going to want to try it.