- Shake some on and cook a kickin’ chicken, add sizzle to shrimp and spice up some salsa
Best Big Brand Offering.
The Second New Flavor of the Quintessential Condiment!
Orginal Pepper Sauce (hot) (2500-5000 Scoville Heat Units),
Green Pepper Sauce (milder yet) (600-1200 Scoville Heat Units),
Garlic Pepper Sauce (milder) (1200-2400 Scoville Heat Units),
Chipotle Pepper Sauce (mild) (1500-2500 Scoville Heat Units),
Sweet & Spicy Pepper Sauce (mildest) (100-600 Scoville Heat Units),
but this is Habanero Sauce (hottest) (>7000 Scoville Heat Units).
Dueling histories of the McIlhenny Company are available: (authorized) Tabasco: An Illustrated History and (unauthorized) McIlhenny’s Gold: How a Louisiana Family Built the Tabasco Empire, for those curious about how this most remarkable product and business empire came to be.
Note: “A pharmacist named Wilbur Scoville invented the Scoville Scale in 1912 to measure the heat of peppers. A ‘Scoville Unit’ is actually a measure of capsaicin (the chemical in hot peppers that is responsible for their heat).
Scoville’s test was a comparative taste test that is considered subjective by today’s standards. A more sophisticated method is in use today, but in honor of Wilbur Scoville, the unit of measure is still called the Scoville.
The capsaicin level in peppers can vary from plant to plant due to local environmental conditions. This means that a pepper’s rating is an average measure.
The hottest pepper on record is the Bhut Jolokia with a pungency of over 1 million Scoville Heat Units (1,001,304, to be exact). By contrast, the Bell Pepper comes in at less than 100 Scoville Heat Units.”
A Little Flavor and a LOT of Heat Go a Long Way
Tabasco has a new King!
a habanero elixir for the extreme palate that tastes good on just about everything, and I do mean everything.
I’ve got over 50 different brands of hot sauce in my collection and this jewel from Tabasco has pretty much
obsoleted all of them. It’s got a mild island flavor reminiscent of a jerk/calypso sauce and it’s guaranteed
to make everything from bar-b-que to hamburgers to collard greens to bloody marys and even salads tastes better.
It doesn’t have that sting regular Tabasco has that hasn’t been properly aged, but it will bite you, and it will
bite you hard if you’re not judicious with the amount you’re pouring on. The best thing about this sauce is that
is commercially available just about everywhere. And at this price ($2.40) it makes sense to buy several bottles,
cause they don’t last long. And unbelievably, my local Publix stocks these 2oz. bottles for $6.99 each! Will rate
out at about 8,000 Scoville units, and thats enough for most aspiring pepperheads.
Warning – This stuff is addictive. After a couple of weeks on this juice you’ll get the “hot sauce slobbers”
every time you walk through your grocery’s butcher shop. Don’t say I didn’t warn you. 5 Scovies!
This is HOT!!!
Buy a bigger bottle though. The 2 oz bottle won’t last very long, trust me.