How hot is Heck Sauce? We have the test results, and some recipe ideas. . .

It’s official: Heck Sauce is rated 1,760,000 Scoville heat units (SHU)*.  A half-teaspoon (2.5ml) of Heck Sauce contains the same amount of heat as an average-size Naga Viper. One full teaspoon (5ml) exceeds a Carolina Reaper. But it isn’t tasteless pepper extract– it’s food. Heck Sauce is a delicious hot sauce made from cayenne and garlic, with chemically-extracted capsaicin added to make it head-exploding hot. Read about the history of Heck Sauce here, and see a crazy man eat a spoonful of it here

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Using One Toothpick Dip

A toothpick dipped about a half inch into Heck Sauce contains roughly the heat-producing chemicals of a large Jalapeno pepper, but it’s a lot easier to add Heck Sauce to your recipes.

One serving of soup or chili: A single toothpick dipped into Heck Sauce and then stirred into a bowl of soup or chili adds just the right amount of spice for most spicy-food lovers. Not enough? Add a second dip, or more. Just watch out for the spicy aftertaste– sometimes you don’t get the full blast right at first.

Scrambled eggs or omelet: Before beating the eggs for your scrambled eggs or omelet, try adding a toothpick dip of Heck Sauce. Delicious.

Indian Curry: Forget the powdered Ghost peppers that give the sauce a gritty texture and a bitter taste. Heck Sauce adds the heat without ruining your recipe.

Popcorn butter:  Stir in a toothpick-dip of Heck Sauce to the melted butter before pouring it onto your freshly popped popcorn for a fun and addicting new taste.

Spaghetti sauce: An excellent flavor enhancer for boring, bland store-bought sauces.

Mac’n’cheese: This is a favorite for a lot of our fans– just add one toothpick dip of Heck Sauce to your serving of Macaroni and Cheese to enhance the flavor and add a zip of spice.

Marinate and breading: Spice up your favorite meat marinate and breading recipes by adding a single toothpick dip of Heck Sauce.

Nacho cheese, taco meat, enchilada sauce: If your Mexican food is lacking in spice, one toothpick dip of Heck Sauce will kick it up a few levels.

Tongue zap: this is really the only safe way to taste the heat in Heck Sauce. The tip of a toothpick dipped in Heck Sauce and then placed on your tongue will give you a shock, a few minutes of intense heat, but can easily be doused with a glass of chocolate milk.

Using 1/8th Teaspoon (0.63ml)

This doesn’t sound like a lot of heat, but it’s enough punch to hurt you if you put it directly in your mouth. But spread out in a recipe, it instantly turns bland food into something super-spicy.

BBQ sauce and meat glazing: Mix 1/8th teaspoon of Heck Sauce to 1 cup of glazing or BBQ sauce used before you bake or barbecue. The cooking process removes most of the heat, leaving behind a very spicy but delicious flavor.

Store-bought salsa: Convert a bottle of Mild sauce into Hot by adding just 1/8th teaspoon of Heck Sauce and stir thoroughly to make sure it’s distributed evenly throughout the sauce.

Spicy chili: If you’re making three or more 16oz cans of chili (about six cups of soup), stir in just 1/8th teaspoons of Heck Sauce for a terrific spicy taste.

Using 1/2 Teaspoon (2.5ml)

If you’re a hot-food connoisseur, and you believe everything you can buy in the store is flavorless and boring, then you fit into this category. Just pick anything in the 1/8th Teaspoon section above and add 1/2 Teaspoon of Heck Sauce instead.

I would love to hear your recipe ideas!  Email me at 

 * Using high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC), the percentage of heat-producing chemicals in Heck Sauce is 110,000 parts per million (ppm), which is 1,760,000 Scoville heat units (SHU).

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