Hot Sauces, Ranked By Scoville Units [Infographic]

Hot Sauces, Ranked By Scoville Units [Infographic]

All “hot” sauce possess a certain amount of heat, but it can be hard to know exactly how much fire you’re going to get before tasting. The below chart from Sriracha2Go, which ranks sauces by Scovilles, can give you a glimmer of what you’re getting into.

Photo by Ben Grey.

It doesn’t contain every hot sauce you’ll encounter in the wild – and some are only available in the US – but it does give you an idea of where some of the super popular ones fall on the Scoville scale. This can be helpful if you’re particularly sensitive to heat (or like your sauce to pack a punch).

At least five of these are readily available at Australian supermarkets. The others might require a trip to a speciality store or some googling. Make it hot!

[Via Sriracha2Go]


    • Yes they do. Also try the Louisiana wing time sauce and shaker combo. That is the go to and if not available, then you go down to Rays and Franks Red Hot (Franks Wing Sauce is even better!!).

  • Nando’s Extra Hot (which is pretty mild tbh) at 35,000 SHU is missing, weird, considering how common it is in the supermarkets, far more common than cock sauce.

  • This is a terrible list. You could almost drink most of them.
    There are a mountain of Australian sauces that are hotter and tastier than every sauce on this list. Look at Shit the Bed or the Chilli Factory or the Byron Bay Chilli sauces just to name a few.

  • PSA: Knorr Chilli Liquid Seasoning. Once you have it you will never go back. It works on salads, meat, anything with rice, and has a decent burn for the small amount required. Flavour country.

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