When normal sauces just don't do it for you, these best hot sauces will have your mouth filled with extreme heat, at affordable prices.
We've taken the time to look at 8 of the best hot sauces you can buy in Australia, packing some serious punch, and even a sauce so extreme, you need latex gloves to open the bottle, or else you could cause injury to your skin!
Thrill seekers who want to add heat to their BBQ, pasta, burgers will love these recommendations, and most are available to buy online as supermarkets aren't willing to stock them!
Exercise caution though, most only need a few drops, or should be diluted with water before being applied to your food.
The 8 Best Hot Sauces In Australia
1. Bunsters Shit The Bed 12/10 Hot Sauce
This hot sauce is targeted towards those who want a perfect blend of flavour and pure spiciness. It is advertised as packing extreme heat that is still tolerable. The heat comes from scorpion and birds eye peppers which is mixed with nutritious food such as goji berries and Himalayan pink salt.
Many of the vegetables used are local and come from Australia. Additionally, this sauce is gluten-free and uses no preservatives, making it ideal for health-conscious people. Compared to Tobasco, this product is 10 times hotter and has a score of 35,000 on the Scoville Scale.
The sauce is housed in 8oz champagne-like bottle, replicating the iconic Dom Perignon alcohol. It can be used to top regular meals such as pasta and burgers.
2. Bunsters 7/10 Heat Hot Sauce
This hot sauce is a toned-down version of the Shit the Bed from Bunsters. On the Scoville Scale, it has a score of 1,800 making it ideal for those who just want a small amount of heat. In contrast to Tobasco, this hot sauce is listed as 50% less hot.
80% of the ingredients are Australian-grown but the spiciness comes from Trinidad scorpion peppers. This is a healthy sauce filled with beneficial foods such as apple cider vinegar, Himalayan pink salt and goji berries. It can be consumed by gluten-free people and those are vegan.
This topping is ideal for just regular wings, with no unexpected surprises of extreme heat. The sauce is available in an 8oz champagne bottle, based off the Dom Perignon drink.
3. Blair's Death Sauce Ultra, 150 ml
Blair’s Death Sauce Ultra is filled with chilies such as the iconic Carolina reapers, habanero chilies and cayenne chilies. No preservatives and artificial components are used, giving a raw flavour. In comparison to a regular jalapeno, it is advertised as packing a flavour that is 900 times hotter.
On the Scoville Scale, this hot sauce comes in at a rating of 1.1 million Scoville units. Blair’s Death Sauce manufacturer’s explicitly states that this hot sauce should be diluted before it is placed on any foods. Additionally, only a couple drops should be used.
For people who enjoy extreme heat and can tolerate it, this hot sauce is recommended. It comes in a 150ml bottle with death imagery to reflect the extreme heat.
4. Bunsters Hot Ones Black Label 16/10
This is a vegan and gluten-free product that is filled with 72% Australian-made components. The heat comes solely from Trinidad scorpion peppers and chilies.
This is advertised as a healthy hot sauce with beneficial ingredients such as Himalayan pink salt, goji berries and apple cider vinegar mixed in to curate flavour. Only non-GMO ingredients are used with 0% processed sugar and preservatives.
On the Scoville Scale, there is a rating of 70,000, which compared to Tobasco, makes it 20 times hotter. It is recommended for food enthusiasts who enjoy and can tolerate extreme heat.
This is a great regular topping for normal meals at any time of the day. It comes in an 8oz champagne-like bottle, based on the Dom Perignon drink.
5. Culley's Carolina Reaper Hot Sauce
Culley’s Carolina Reaper Hot Sauce packs intense heat, coming in at 2.2 million Scoville heat units (SHU). The main ingredient that delivers spiciness is New Zealand-grown Carolina reapers with extra heat coming from capsicum and smoked paprika.
For people who cannot handle small amounts of spice, this is not an ideal product. However, for thrill-seekers with a high tolerance, this is a great sauce to test out. 1-2 drops are more than enough to add in lots of heat.
It can be used as a topping for wings, burgers, eggs and pasta. Alternatively, it can be mixed in with pasta sauce and marinade to subtly mask the spice. This hot sauce is gluten-free and comes in a small 150ml bottle.
6. Walkerswood Hot Jamaican Scotch Bonnet Pepper Sauce
This pepper sauce delivers a unique blend of tolerable spice and flavour. One of the most distinguishable features is the aroma and taste which comes from Jamaican yellow scotch bonnet peppers. Scotch bonnet peppers have a measure of between 150,000-350,000 on the Scoville Scale.
This hot sauce contains no calories, no matter the amount consumed. It is fat-free, carb-free and sugar-free as well, making it a suitable topping for people who are health-conscious and managing their in-take.
Depending on the heat-tolerance, this hot sauce can be used as a dip accompanying wings and chips. Alternatively, a couple of drops can just be directly placed on meaty dishes like burgers, pizzas and pasta to add a kick. This pepper sauce comes in a 170ml bottle.
7. Chilli Seed Bank Reapers Ghost Sauce
This ghost sauce packs heat coming from the world-renowned Carolina reaper chilies and birds eye chilies. To enhance the flavour, Australian bush spices and tropical fruits are also combined. On the Scoville Scale, there is a rating of 1,500,000 units.
Due to the intensity, only small amounts should be used and those who cannot tolerate spice should not consume this product at all. This hot sauce is dairy-free, making it suitable for people leading a vegan lifestyle.
Additionally, there are no traces of nuts or soy ingredients. For people who have tried the Chilli Seed Bank Ghost Pepper sauce, this is a more intense version. It comes in a small 150ml bottle to reflect that only a couple of drops should be used at a time.
8. Crowleys Hallucinator Hot Sauce
A purchase of the Crowley’s Hot Sauce Hallucinator comes with a pair of latex gloves as the sauce should not make contact with skin. It is recommended that only couple of drops be mixed it with marinades and pasta sauces.
This hot sauce should not be taken on its own in any circumstances. The heat comes from capsaicin extract which measures at 9,000,000 units on the Scoville Scale. Carolina reapers and scorpion chillies are also components, as well as Cajun spices.
A warning sheet comes with this product listing possible effects such as increased pulse rate and numbing sensations. People with health concerns should try this sauce at all. This hot sauce comes in a small 40ml jar. It is suitable for thrill-seekers only.
What's The Worlds Hottest Hot Sauce?
According to our research the world's hottest hot sauce is 9 million Scoville Hotness Units (SHUs) so from our own guide, number 8 the Crowley's Hot Sauce Hallucinator is the world's hottest, that you can buy in Australia.
Of course other sauces claim to be the world's hottest as well, but any hot sauce that has a heat rating of 9 million units would be the world's hottest. Any higher than this and it wouldn't be safe to consume.
There's a reason you get given latex gloves to use with applying these hot sauces, so make sure you use them, so you don't accidentally drop any on your skin!
Just for perspective, pepper spray used by the police is 5.3 million SHU's, and this hot sauce is nearly double that power!
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