Hot Sauce Scoville Scale

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The Hot Sauce Scoville Scale lists numerous hot sauces sorted by their pungency and their amount of capsaicin in Scoville Heat Units (SHU). A hot sauce, also known as chili pepper sauce is a spicy seasoning sauce made from chili peppers and other ingredients such as various fruit and vegetables, vinegar and spices. In addition to changing the degree of spiciness, hot sauce is also used to alter the actual taste of a dish. The production of hot sauces can be done by cooking, fermentation, but also by using only raw ingredients.

Types of Hot Sauce

Depending on the chili pepper varieties used and the type of production process, hot sauces are divided into different degrees of pungency and consistencies. There are rather thick sauces with a lot of chili peppers like the Sriracha sauce. The Sriracha sauce is named after the city of Si Racha in Thailand and consists mainly of pureed chillies, garlic, sugar and relatively little vinegar. It is one of the world’s most famous Asian sauces used worldwide in the kitchen. But there are also thinner sauces that contain more vinegar, such as the classic Louisiana hot sauce. The world famous fermented TABASCO® sauce from the USA is a typical representative of the Louisiana style. In the Caribbean, there are very fruity chili sauces, which are mostly made from fresh fruits and Capsicum chinense chilis.

Capsicum chinense peppers have a very aromatic flavor with a very high to extremely high pungency. They are therefore also suitable for the production of extremely hot chili sauces and extracts. So it is not surprising that the Scoville scale is led by Blair’s 16 million reserve. The 16 million in the name stands for 16 million Scoville Heat Units. It is not a sauce, but Pure Capsaicin crystals.

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Scoville Scale

Scoville Heat UnitsScoville LevelHot SauceProducer
16,000,000 SHU10+++Blair's 16 Million Reserve (Pure Capsaicin crystals)Blair's Sauces and Snacks
16,000,000 SHU10+++Blair's 6 A.M. (Pure Capsaicin crystals)Blair's Sauces and Snacks
16,000,000 SHU10+++Blair’s Halloween Reserve 2009 (Extract)Blair's Sauces and Snacks
14,725,000 SHU10+++Blair's Holiday Reserve 2005 (Extract)Blair's Sauces and Snacks
14,200,000 SHU10+++Meaty Vegan’s Experiment 1064 (Extract)Meaty Vegan
14,100,000 SHU10+++Blair's Holiday Reserve 2004 (Extract)Blair's Sauces and Snacks
14,000,000 SHU10+++Blair's Holiday Reserve 2006 (Extract)Blair's Sauces and Snacks
13,500,000 SHU10+++Blair's Halloween Reserve 2006 (Extract)Blair's Sauces and Snacks
10,000,000 SHU10+++Blair’s Caldera Hot Sauce Top (Extract)Blair's Sauces and Snacks
9,600,000 SHU10+++Texas Creek Pure Evil 9.6 Capsaicin Drops (Extract)Texas Creek
9,000,000 SHU10+++Mad Dog 357 Plutonium No. 9 (Extract)Ashley Food Company
7,100,000 SHU10+++The SourceSpicin Foods (Original Juan)
6,000,000 SHU10+++Bumblefoot’s Bumblef**kdRon 'Bumblefoot' Thal (Distributed by CaJohns Fiery Foods Co.)
6,000,000 SHU10+++Crazy Uncle Jester’s - The JesterCrazy Uncle Jester's Inferno World
6,000,000 SHU10+++CaJohns Get Bitten Black Mamba 6 Hot SauceCaJohns Fiery Foods Co.
6,000,000 SHU10+++Mad Dog 357 Collector’s EditionAshley Food Company
6,000,000 SHU10+++Mad Dog 357 Mark of The BeastAshley Food Company
5,500,000 SHU10+++Blair's 5 A.M.Blair's Sauces and Snacks
5,000,000 SHU10+++Blair’s Caldera Hot Sauce MiddleBlair's Sauces and Snacks
4,000,000 SHU10+++Blair's 4 A.M.Blair's Sauces and Snacks
4,000,000 SHU10+++CaJohns Magma 4 Hot SauceCaJohns Fiery Foods Co.
4,000,000 SHU10+++CaJohns Z Nothing Beyond Hot SauceCaJohns Fiery Foods Co.
4,000,000 SHU10+++Mad Dog 44 MagnumAshley Food Company
3,500,000 SHU10+++Pepper Palace - The Hottest Sauce in the Universe
3,000,000 SHU10+++CaJohns Mongoose Hot SauceCaJohns Fiery Foods Co.
3,000,000 SHU10+++Mad Dog 38 Midnight Special (Extract)
2,500,000 SHU10+++CaJohns Black Mamba Hot SauceCaJohns Fiery Foods Co.
2,000,000 SHU10+++Blair’s 3 A.M.Blair's Sauces and Snacks
2,000,000 SHU10+++CaJohns Vicious ViperCaJohns Fiery Foods Co.
2,000,000 SHU10+++CaJohns Wanza’s Wicked Temptation Hot SauceCaJohns Fiery Foods Co.
2,000,000 SHU10+++Demon Ichor
2,000,000 SHU10+++Hot Ones - The Last Dab ReduxxHeatonist
2,000,000 SHU10+++Mad Dog 22 Midnight Special (Extract)Ashley Food Company
1,560,000 SHU10+++Texas Creek Pure Evil Capsaicin Drops
1,500,000 SHU10+++Da' Bomb The Final Answer Hot SauceSpicin Foods (Original Juan)
1,500,000 SHU10+++Pyro Diablo
1,500,000 SHU10+++Smack My Ass and Call Me Sally – Chet’s Gone Mad
1,400,000 SHU10++Blair’s Le Million ReserveBlair's Sauces and Snacks
1,200,000 SHU10+Crazy Uncle Jester’s Spontaneous CombustionCrazy Uncle Jester's Inferno World
1,200,000 SHU10+TorchBearer - The Rapture - Trinidad Scorpion Pepper Hot Sauce
1,100,000 SHU10+Crazy Uncle Jester’s Select ReserveCrazy Uncle Jester's Inferno World
1,000,000 SHU10+Blair’s Caldera Hot Sauce BottomBlair's Sauces and Snacks
1,000,000 SHU10+CaJohns Magma Hot SauceCaJohns Fiery Foods Co.
1,000,000 SHU10+Dragon in the Clouds Hot SauceFirst We Feast and 88Rising
1,000,000 SHU10+Cool Million – One Million Scoville Units
1,000,000 SHU10+Frostbite Hot Sauce
1,000,000 SHU10+Gold Cap
1,000,000 SHU10+Hell’s Inferno Naga Bhut Jolokia Sauce
1,000,000 SHU10+Mad Dog 357 Gold Edition Hot SauceAshley Food Company
1,000,000 SHU10+Mad Dog 357 RevengeAshley Food Company
1,000,000 SHU10+One Million Scoville Pepper ExtractAshley Food Company
1,000,000 SHU10+Pepper Palace - The Hottest Sauce in the World
800,000 SHU10Blair's Ultra Death SauceBlair's Sauces and Snacks
800,000 SHU10Satan’s Blood Extract Hot Sauce
750,000 SHU10Blair’s 2 A.M.Blair's Sauces and Snacks
750,000 SHU10Blair’s Jersey Death SauceBlair's Sauces and Snacks
750,000 SHU10Mad Dog 357 Silver Collector’s Edition Hot SauceAshley Food Company
750,000 SHU10Habanera 750
750,000 SHU10Unbearable
700,000 SHU10Smack My Ass and Call Me Sally – The Slap Heard Around the World
669,000 SHU10Burn After Eating Hot SauceKarma Sauce
690,000 SHU10Puckerbutt Chocolate Plague Hot Sauce
650,000 SHU10Dave’s Ghost Pepper Naga Jolokia Hot SauceDave's Gourmet
600,000 SHU10Mad Dog 357 Collector’s Edition Hot SauceAshley Food Company
600,000 SHU10The Hottest Fuckin’ Sauce
600,000 SHU10Psycho Juice Extreme Ghost Pepper Hot Sauce
577,000 SHU10Melinda’s Red Savina Pepper SauceMelinda's
550,000 SHU10Blair's Mega Death SauceBlair's Sauces and Snacks
500,000 SHU10Pure Cap Hot Sauce - Ferociously Fiery Hot Sauce
500,000 SHU10Dave’s Private Reserve Insanity Hot Sauce
500,000 SHU10TorchBearer Zombie Apocalypse
500,000 SHU10Quaker Steak and Lube Triple Atomic SauceQuaker Steak and Lube
357,000 SHU10Mad Dog 357 Hot SauceAshley Food Company
305,500 SHU10Danny Cash’s Jolokial Havoc
300,000 SHU10Buffalo Wild Wings Blazin’ Sauce
283,000 SHU10Blair’s Possible Side Effects Hot SauceBlair's Sauces and Snacks
250,000 SHU10Dave's Ultimate Insanity Hot Sauce
100,000 - 250,000 SHU10Smack My Ass and Call Me Sally - Habanero Hot Sauce
234,500 SHU9Cajohn's Lethal Injestion Bhut Jolokia Hot Sauce
234,000 SHU9Da’ Bomb Ground Zero Hot SauceSpicin Foods (Original Juan)
225,000 SHU9Not Cool Chocolate Habanero
180,000 SHU9Dave's Original Insanity Hot Sauce
175,000 SHU9Predator Great White Shark
162,300 SHU9Habanero Punch T.K.O. Hot Sauce
150,000 SHU9Mad Dog 357 Ghost Pepper Hot SauceAshley Food Company
150,000 SHU9Mad Dog 357 Inferno Ghost Pepper Edition Reserve Hot SauceAshley Food Company
150,000 SHU9Mad Dog Inferno Hot Sauce – 1999 Reserve EditionAshley Food Company
150,000 SHU9Quaker Steak and Lube Atomic Wing Sauce Quaker Steak and Lube
135,000 SHU9Da’ Bomb Beyond Insanity Hot SauceSpicin Foods (Original Juan)
134,000 SHU9Jolokia 10 Hot Sauce
125,000 SHU9Crazy Jerry’s Mustard Gas Hot SauceCrazy Jerry’s
116,000 SHU9Aka Miso Ghost-Reaper Hot SauceBravado Spice Company
116,000 SHU9TorchBearer Garlic Reaper Hot Sauce
105,000 SHU9Blair's Sudden Death SauceBlair's Sauces and Snacks
104,000 SHU9Wiltshire Chilli Farm Trinidad Scorpion Hot Sauce
100,000 SHU9Dead Heat Limited Edition Hot Sauce
100,000 SHU9Mad Dog 357 Reaper Sriracha SauceAshley Food Company
100,000 SHU9Mad Dog 357 Scorpion Hot SauceAshley Food Company
99,760 SHU8Blair's Beyond Death Hot SauceBlair's Sauces and Snacks
90,000 SHU8Mad Dog Inferno Hot SauceAshley Food Company
90,000 SHU8Widow Hot Sauce
80,000 SHU8You Can’t Handle This Hot Sauce
77,000 SHU8Adoboloco Fiya! Fiya! Hot Sauce
66,000 SHU8Hellfire Detroit Habanero Hot Sauce
67,582 SHU8TorchBearer #42 Slaughter Sauce
57,000 SHU7Dave’s Temporary Insanity Hot SauceDave's Gourmet
52,000 SHU7Torchbearer Headless Horseradish Hot Sauce
50,000 SHU7Blair’s After Death Hot Sauce with ChipotleBlair's Sauces and Snacks
50,000 SHU7TABASCO® Brand Pepper Scorpion Pepper SauceMcIlhenny
49,250 SHU7Blair's After Death Hot SauceBlair's Sauces and Snacks
45,000 SHU7Lottie’s Original Barbados Red Hot Sauce
44,100 SHU7Pain is Good Reaper-Acha Hot SauceSpicin Foods (Original Juan)
42,000 SHU7Dead Heat Hot Sauce
40,600 SHU7Pain 100% Hot SauceSpicin Foods (Original Juan)
40,000 SHU7Raw Heat Vintage '69 Hot SauceSpicin Foods (Original Juan)
38,202 SHU7TorchBearer #37 Tarnation Sauce
36,000 SHU7Hot Ones - Los Calientes Hot Sauce
35,000 SHU7Blair’s Pure Death SauceBlair's Sauces and Snacks
33,390 SHU7Endorphin Rush Beyond Hot Sauce
33,390 SHU7Endorphin Rush Hot Sauce
30,000 SHU6Blairs Original Death Hot SauceBlair's Sauces and Snacks
30,000 SHU6Lottie’s Traditional Barbados Yellow
29,800 SHU6Lucky Dog - Year of The Dog Thai Chile Pineapple Hot Sauce
30,000 SHU6Quaker Steak and Lube SuperCharged Wing Sauce Quaker Steak and Lube
25,000 SHU6TorchBearer Son of Zombie
21,540 SHU6Naga Sabi Bomb Hot Sauce
20,000 SHU6Blair's Jalapeño Death Hot SauceBlair's Sauces and Snacks
20,000 SHU6Mad Anthony’s Hot Sauce
15,100 SHU6Dragon Repellent KnightmareSpicin Foods (Original Juan)
14,000 SHU5Big Daddy Jake’s Texas Pit Smoked Hot Sauce
14,000 SHU5Queen Majesty Red Habanero and Black Coffee Hot Sauce
12,200 SHU5Heartbeat Pineapple Habanero Hot Sauce
11,700 SHU5Quaker Steak and Lube Dusted Ghost PepperQuaker Steak and Lube
11,600 SHU5El Yucateco XXXtra Hot HabaneroEl Yucateco
11,000 SHU5Crazy Jerry’s Brain Damage
10,950 SHU5Pain is Good Batch 114 Jamaican Style Hot SauceSpicin Foods (Original Juan)
10,100 SHU5Shaquanda's Hot Pepper Sauce
10,000 SHU5Fire and SpiceSpicin Foods (Original Juan)
9,450 SHU5Orange Krush Habanero Hot Sauce
9,410 SHU5Pain is Good Habanero Hot SauceSpicin Foods (Original Juan)
8,910 SHU5El Yucateco Green Chile HabaneroEl Yucateco
8,560 SHU5Pain is Good Batch 37 Garlic Style Hot SauceSpicin Foods (Original Juan)
8,000 SHU5Flying Goose Sriracha Sauce Extra HotFlying Goose
8,000 SHU5TABASCO® Brand Pepper Habanero Hot SauceMcIlhenny
6,240 SHU5Crazy Mother Pucker’s Liquid Lava Sauce
6,000 SHU5Scorned Woman Hot Sauce
5,800 SHU5El Yucateco Red Chile HabaneroEl Yucateco
5,400 SHU5El Yucateco Caribbean HabaneroEl Yucateco
5,000 SHU5 Quaker Steak & Lube Buckeye BBQ Wing SauceQuaker Steak and Lube
4,000 SHU4Crystal Pure - Louisiana Original Hot Sauce
3,880 SHU4Pain is Good Batch 218 Louisiana Style Hot SauceSpicin Foods (Original Juan)
3,870 SHU4Quaker Steak and Lube Cajun SauceQuaker Steak and Lube
3,600 SHU4Cholula Original Hot Sauce
3,400 SHU4El Yucateco Chipotle Hot SauceEl Yucateco
3,300 SHU4Flying Goose Sriracha SauceFlying Goose
3,000 SHU3Flying Goose Sriracha Garlic Sauce
3,000 SHU3Flying Goose Sriracha Lemongrass SauceFlying Goose
3,000 SHU3Flying Goose Sriracha Onion SauceFlying Goose
3,000 SHU3Tapatío Hot Sauce (Salsa Picante)
3,000 SHU3Quaker Steak and Lube Hot SauceQuaker Steak and Lube
2,800 SHU3Small Axe Peppers - The Chicago Red Hot Jalapeno Hot Sauce
2,750 SHU3The Lube's SrirachaQuaker Steak and Lube
2,550 SHU3Dusted Mango HabaneroQuaker Steak and Lube
2,500 SHU3Sauce Bae Skinny Habanero Hot Sauce
2,500 SHU3TABASCO® Brand Pepper Original Hot SauceMcIlhenny
2,200 SHU3Huy Fong Foods Sriracha Sauce (Rooster Sauce)
2,200 SHU3Trappey’s INDI-PEP Pepper Sauce
2,200 SHU3Trappey’s Pepper Sauce
2,100 SHU3Valentina Hot Sauce Black Label
2,050 SHU3Quaker Steak and Lube Best Wings Arizona Ranch SauceQuaker Steak and Lube
2,030 SHU3Quaker Steak and Lube Golden Garlic Wing SauceQuaker Steak and Lube
2,000 SHU2Frank's RedHot® XTRA Hot Sauce
2,000 SHU2TABASCO® Brand Pepper Chipotle SauceMcIlhenny
2,000 SHU2TABASCO® Brand Pepper Sriracha SauceMcIlhenny
2,000 SHU2Trappey’s Chef Magic Jalapeno Sauce
1,935 SHU2Quaker Steak and Lube Haute ParmQuaker Steak and Lube
1,850 SHU2Quaker Steak and Lube Thai R Cracker Wing SauceQuaker Steak and Lube
1,800 SHU2Hot Ones - The Classic Hot Sauce
1,600 SHU2TABASCO® Brand Pepper Garlic SauceMcIlhenny
1,600 SHU2Trappey’s MEXI-PEP Louisiana Hot Sauce
1,500 SHU2Quaker Steak and Lube Dusted Salt & VinegarQuaker Steak and Lube
1,440 SHU2Quaker Steak and Lube Medium Wing SauceQuaker Steak and Lube
1,400 SHU2ThaisianQuaker Steak and Lube
1,400 SHU2Trappey’s Bull Brand Louisiana Hot Sauce
1,400 SHU2Trappey’s Louisiana Hot Sauce
1,250 SHU2El Yucateco Jalapeno Hot SauceEl Yucateco
1,250 SHU2Quaker Steak and Lube Smoked Jalapeño Honey Wing SauceQuaker Steak and Lube
1,220 SHU2Quaker Steak and Lube Louisiana Lickers Wing SauceQuaker Steak and Lube
1,1180 SHU2Pain is Good Jalapeno Hot SauceSpicin Foods (Original Juan)
1,130 SHU2Boom BoomQuaker Steak and Lube
1,000 SHU1Cholula Chipotle Hot Sauce
1,000 SHU1Cholula Garlic Hot Sauce
1,000 SHU1TABASCO® Brand Pepper Green Jalapeño SauceMcIlhenny
1,000 SHU1Trappey’s Red Devil Cayenne Pepper Sauce
930 SHU1Asian SesameQuaker Steak and Lube
900 SHU1Cholula Green Pepper Hot Sauce
900 SHU1Dusted Chipotle BBQ Quaker Steak and Lube
870 SHU1Parmesan Pepper SauceQuaker Steak and Lube
900 SHU1Valentina Hot Sauce Red
851 SHU1Pain is Good Chipotle Hot SauceSpicin Foods (Original Juan)
800 SHU1Taco Bell Lava Sauce
750 SHU1Texas Pete’s Hot Sauce
725 SHU1Ott's Original Wing Sauce
700 SHU1Bee Sting Honey N’ Habanero Hot Sauce
600 SHU1Cholula Chili Lime Hot Sauce
600 SHU1TABASCO® Brand Pepper Buffalo Style Hot SauceMcIlhenny
450 SHU1Frank’s Red Hot
450 SHU1Original Louisiana Hot Sauce
425 SHU1Iguana Cayenne Red Pepper Sauce
300 SHU1TABASCO® Brand Pepper Raspberry Chipotle SauceMcIlhenny
300 SHU1TABASCO® Brand Pepper Sweet and Spicy Pepper SauceMcIlhenny
110 SHU1Quaker Steak and Lube Kentucky Bourbon Quaker Steak and Lube
100 SHU1Dusted Tex Mex RanchQuaker Steak and Lube
90 SHU1Quaker Steak and Lube Original Barbecue Wing SauceQuaker Steak and Lube

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