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Can You Pick The Hottest Hot Sauce?

Do you know which of these has the highest Scoville rating?

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    Sriracha
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    Sriracha
    Tabasco
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    Tabasco
    El Yucateco Chile Habanero
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    El Yucateco Chile Habanero
    Cholula
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    Cholula
    Tapatío
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    Tapatío
    Crazy Jerry's Brain Damage Mind Blowin' Hot Sauce
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    Crazy Jerry's Brain Damage Mind Blowin' Hot Sauce
    Frank's RedHot Original
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    Frank's RedHot Original
    Lottie's Original Barbados
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    Lottie's Original Barbados
    Valentina
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    Valentina

Can You Pick The Hottest Hot Sauce?

You got: Surprisingly, no!

Nope! Sriracha measures 1,000-2,500 SCU on the Scoville scale, and it's definitely not the spiciest one on this list!!

Surprisingly, no!
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You got: Nope, it's not Tabasco!!!!

Tabasco has 2,500-5,000 SCU, but it's not the most intense hot sauce from this selection!!

Nope, it's not Tabasco!!!!
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You got: Close, but it's not this one!!!

Pick again! El Yucateco Chile Habanero is roughly 5,800 SCU on the Scoville scale. Not the hottest from this selection!!!

Close, but it's not this one!!!
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You got: It's NOT Cholula!!!

Guess again! Cholula has roughly 3,600 SCU on the Scoville scale, and it's not the hottest on this list!!!

It's NOT Cholula!!!
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You got: Nope! Pick again!!

Not this hot sauce!!!! Tapatío has 3,000 SCU on the Scoville scale, but it's definitely NOT the hottest on this list.

Nope! Pick again!!
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You got: Good guess, but nope!

Crazy Jerry's Brain Damage Mind Blowin' Hot Sauce is roughly 11,000 SCU on the Scoville scale. Despite its name, this isn't the spiciest hot sauce!!!!

Good guess, but nope!
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You got: Nope! Not Frank's!

Not this one!!! Frank's RedHot Original actually has the ~lowest~ SCU out of all of these, with 450.

Nope! Not Frank's!
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You got: YOU PICKED THE HOTTEST HOT SAUCE!!!!!!!!!!!

Yup, it's Lottie's! Lottie's Original Barbados has 30,000–50,000 SCU. Of course there are hot sauces that are WAY more intense than Lottie's, but this is the CLEAR winner from this selection!!!

YOU PICKED THE HOTTEST HOT SAUCE!!!!!!!!!!!
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