Tobasco is the go-to hot sauce in diners around the country. The peppery, vinegary condiment isn't necessarily the spiciest, but it adds some much-needed flavor to just about anything. And everyone knows that the Louisiana-style sauce is a necessary ingredient when it comes to Bloody Marys and clam chowder in particular.
But if you're one of those people who scoff at Tobasco because it just isn't hot enough, you are in luck! On July 19, the company released their latest creation, Scorpion Sauce, which Tobasco described in a press release as "a tangy sauce with untamed heat and a touch of Caribbean sweetness," according to Bon Appetit.
Sounds delicious! And very spicy! So spicy, in fact, that it is a whopping 20 times hotter than the original. Appropriately, it's made out of scorpion peppers, which are among the the hottest in the world, notes PopSugar. Add a bit of classic Tabasco sauce, guava and pineapple to bring a perfect balance of flavors, and we're in business.
The folks over at PopSugar got their hands on the stuff -- which has already sold out, by the way -- and gave it a try.
"The heat punches you in the tongue and fills your entire mouth the second the vinegary sauce hits your lips, and the spiciness only intensifies with time," wrote one reviewer. " … Make no mistake, this stuff is as hot as it promises to be."
Some who tried the sauce said it was "fire, but pleasant -- not too painful," with spicy food lovers enjoying the heat. However, others said it was "like the devil's inferno cascading down your esophagus." So maybe don't eat this stuff if you think the original flavor of Tabasco is hot.
If you're the kind of person who prefers a milder sauce, you might enjoy the other offering that was released along with the Scorpion -- Tabasco Roasted Red Sauce, which PopSugar described as "not even spicy whatsoever and instead offers a rich, roasted, slightly sweet flavor. It's made with slow-roasted tabasco peppers, garlic, onions, basil, and balsamic vinegar, and the smoky sauce would go great with grilled meat or vegetables."