This Ghost Pepper Rum Hot Sauce Will Ruin You

You've all heard of ghost peppers by now. Recently, a thousand people ate some in unison and, subsequently, all cried and puked their guts out together. The infamous pepper is rated at more than 1 million Scoville heat units—as opposed to Classic Tabasco sauce, which ranges anywhere from 2,500 to 5,000 SHUs. It's a serious pepper for serious people, so the good folks at NW Elixirs decided to harness this incredible heat with their new Hott Jolokia Ghost Pepper hot sauce.

What goes into the sauce itself is a straight-forward, no-nonsense smorgasbord of ingredients: ghost peppers, pineapple, agave, caribbean spices, and dash of rum. It's all natural, gluten-free, and made without refined sugars, gums, or extracts. It looked good, so naturally, we had a go at it. 

While I was anticipating an experience akin to the time Homer Simpson ate the insanity pepper and kicked a tortoise, I found the sauce to be delicious—albeit the spiciest thing I've had all year, maybe ever. Unlike other sauces that boast an unbearable heat index, Hott Jolokia is just can't be a wuss about it. 

In addition to Hott Jolokia, NW Elixirs also has a variety of other delicious sauces, including Hott Smoke, Bangkok Hott, and Verde Hott. Hott Jolokia is the perfect combination of sweet and heat, so we don't doubt the rest of their inventory is as tasty as the one that scorched my insides. 

Jeremy Glass is the Vice editor for Supercompressor and will lovingly guzzle down anything free sent his way.