Do you remember what it was like to taste Mad Dog hot sauce for the first time? Do you remember choosing between the bottles looking for one that wouldn’t set your mouth on fire – but also wasn’t any sort of a joke? Want to consider what its like through the taste buds of a newbie? This might just help.
Hot sauce fever isn’t a bad thing. In fact, it seems like, every day, researchers are discovering new ways that capsaicin saves lives. But, now that you admit it, just how do you find the world’s best super hot sauces to add to your collection? Fortunately, there are just a few things you should be looking out for when shopping for your next bottle of super hot sauce.
Of course, if you’ve never grown chilies (or perhaps anything) before, you’ve got to start somewhere. So, why not start with jalapenos? Alright, jalapenos are not the hottest of chili peppers. In fact, they’re quite mild, weighing in at a mere 2500-10,000 Scoville heat units. But, they can add a bit of bite to any dish, and they’re fairly easy to grow as far as peppers are concerned.
If you’re a chili head newbie, then you’ve probably got a handle on the commercial varieties of hot sauces. For the most part, these are Louisiana-styled sauces. That includes brands like Tabasco. So, once you get past the bottles that you’ve seen, and you happen to spot an artisanal sauce, buy it. Don’t pass it up. You never know when you’ll get the chance again. And you’ll start craving it as much as our Mad Dog Silver Collector’s Edition.