Handy Hot Sauce Chart Lets You Know When 'Hot' Is 'Too Hot'
Not only is hot sauce a tasty addition to meals like tacos, wings, and scrambled eggs, it’s also good for your health. That said, the fiery condiment doesn't always feel great on your tongue, depending on its strength. If you’re a fan of spicy foods but also tend to overestimate your tolerance for heat, the chart below—created by Sriracha2Go and spotted by Skillet—ranks various popular hot sauce brands by Scoville Heat Units. (For the uninitiated, the Scoville scale is a standard measurement of the pungency of spicy foods, named after pharmacist Wilbur Scoville.)
The chart includes nine hot sauce variations you’ll see in grocery stores and restaurants, ranging from the ever-popular Tabasco sauce to Huy Fong Sriracha. See how your favorite stacks up below—and if you’re a wimp when it comes to spicy dishes, make a mental note to steer clear of Marie Sharpe’s Fiery Hot Sauce.