Top 5 Hottest Hot Sauces

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Hot sauce is no longer just for Mexican food and chicken wings; it has become an entire food category unto itself. From sweet, mild sauces to sauces so hot they will blow your mind, there is a hot sauce out there for practically any dish. Any hot sauce lover is familiar with the Scoville scale, which rates the heat of chili peppers based on the amount of capsaicin present in the pepper. For frame of reference, Tabasco has a rating of 2,500 to 5,000. Finding the hottest sauce out there is just a matter of finding its Scoville rating and then taking the plunge, if you dare.
Top 5 Hottest Hot Sauces
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Hot sauce is no longer just for Mexican food and chicken wings; it has become an entire food category unto itself. From sweet, mild sauces to sauces so hot they will blow your mind, there is a hot sauce out there for practically any dish. Any hot sauce lover is familiar with the Scoville scale, which rates the heat of chili peppers based on the amount of capsaicin present in the pepper. For frame of reference, Tabasco has a rating of 2,500 to 5,000. Finding the hottest sauce out there is just a matter of finding its Scoville rating and then taking the plunge, if you dare.
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