We taste-tested hot sauces from a few different islands to find out which is the hottest.
February 28, 2017
How do you like your hot sauce? Tangy? Sweet? Scorching? Hot enough to set your hair on fire? We rounded up a few hot sauces from various islands to find out which one was the hottest. Watch our brave panel of tasters take the tongue-burning challenge.
Hotness scale: 1 (mild) to 4 (scorching)
Video shot and edited by: Stevan Llewellyn
Verdict: This light sauce from Maui was more of a sweet hot. It's not too heavy on the tongue, with a mild heat.
Verdict: This one is hot. As you taste the hot sauce, you feel the heat building… lingering… with a bite at the end. A few of our panelists likened the flavor to a spicier buffalo sauce (someone even described it as "buffalo sauce on steroids").
Verdict: Don't let the label (a peaceful scene of a waterfall and a humming bird) fool you. This hot sauce is a straight-up scorcher. Fire-engine red that looks like liquid pepper. The heat starts in our throat and keeps burning. A panelist described the taste as "lighter fluid on my tongue."
Verdict: This hot sauce was definitely the hottest. It mostly left our panel speechless and reaching for yogurt to quell the burn. It makes your "sweat glands start to churn" and even garnered a FIVE on a scale of four for heat level.