Dave's Gourmet Insanity Sauce

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  1. masomenos

    masomenos Less is more

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    I know there are a lot of spiceophiles on the board, so I thought I'd bring this gem up.


    I blind bought it a week ago because I always like to try things that claim to be "the hottest in the universe". Goodness, it is hot! There's an index that measures how hot food is named the Scoville Scale, and this stuff clocks in at 180,000 Scovilles. Original Tobasco Sauce is between 2,500 and 5,000. Basically, each drop is as hot as eating a full habanero pepper. It really caught me off guard the first time, but man that stuff is addicting!

    Oh, I should also mention that I picked up the bottle the other day, just to read the label and about 20 minutes later I scratched my eye. It felt like there was a branding iron on my eyeball for about 20 minutes. I don't think I've ever held my eye shut that tight for that long before. Yowza!
  2. MetalHead

    MetalHead Benched

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    It was a long while back that I posted a thread about hot sauces.
    I talked about my up close and personal encounter with Dave's Insanity Sauce.
  3. Signals

    Signals Suspicious looking stranger

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    What happened? :D
  4. tomson75

    tomson75 Brain Dead Shill

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    Daves' is pretty hot, but believe me, there are WAY hotter. It's actaully the sauce that introduced me hot sauces outside Texas Pete.

    Dave's is one of the better "hot" hot sauces though...it actually tastes good.
  5. masomenos

    masomenos Less is more

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    Oh, I believe you. This site has a list of different hot sauces and where they fall on the heat index...


    The hottest one that I found on there that isn't ridiculously priced is Blair's Jersey Death Sauce. It's about 7 times hotter than Dave's Insanity Sauce...that absolutely baffles me.
  6. big dog cowboy

    big dog cowboy THE BIG DOG Staff Member

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  7. Temo

    Temo Well-Known Member

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    I've had Blair's Jersey Death. I speak from experience: do not consume without diluting.

    And I'm a veteran spicy food eater.
  8. silverbear

    silverbear Semi-Official Loose Cannon

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    He probably got a little on his fingers, then a short time later had to take a leak...

  9. arglebargle

    arglebargle Well-Known Member

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    I was at a hot sauce contest in Austin one year, and one of the commercial booths had a spread of their various types. I tried the one labeled 'Our Hottest'. Now normally real hot sauces give me the hiccups, it's my 'legit hot' detector. This just burned through all that, it was plasma hot. Not very tasty though, and it burned out my taste buds for other hot sauces for an hour or so. I asked the guys what they put in it. They replied that they used the same ingrediant that was used in high grade police pepper sprays. When asked why, they said 'Just for bragging rights'.

    The insanity sauce is pretty hot, though the most recent super sizzler I have had was something entitled 'Gringo Killer', I think out of San Antone. It was pretty omphy and required some cutting with 'milder' salsa for continued enjoyment.

    The best thing about having a rep for liking hot sauces is that people tend to give you all sorts of varieties for presents! That and the lack of any intestinal parasites...;)
  10. ologan

    ologan Well-Known Member

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    Dave's has a hot sauce out called "Reserve" or "Private Reserve",or something like that. It comes in a wood coffin type box. I bought a bunch of them some years back when I was getting into the hot sauce business (which didn't last). I gave them away a Christmas gifts over the years, much to the delight of the receiving parties. Now when I want to 'heat up' a pot of chili or something else,I'll go to the bottle of "Pure Cap" I keep in the fridge. It's undiluted pure capsaicin oil. You don't EVER want to let kids get into it,or get some on your hands. You scratch ANYWHERE two weeks later,and you would swear you are on fire.
  11. MetalHead

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    Well,this Dave sauce is to be consumed in small doses.
    Me being a show off,poured the thing in a bowl of chili like it was nothing.
    One spoonful in,and pain ensued.It felt like a grenade went off in my mouth.

    The lady serving chili said to me "I hope you know what you are doing" while i was pouring the sauce on.
    I didn't...
  12. MetalHead

    MetalHead Benched

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    Sauce or crystals?
  13. MetalHead

    MetalHead Benched

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    I also love the names they come up with for heir sauces:

    Smack my *** and call me Sally
    The slap heard around the world
    Bad day at Baghdad
    You can't handle this sauce
    Acid rain
    Lethal Ingestion
    Possible side effects


    That site is the White Pony of hot sauces....enjoy.
  14. Signals

    Signals Suspicious looking stranger

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    Notice his manly confidence on his face at the beginning of the video is long gone at the end. :laugh2:


    Kid eats Habanero. :laugh1:


    There where some other great vids, but they all contained foul language.
  15. CoCo

    CoCo Well-Known Member

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    We had a luncheon at work a few years back where someone brought the Insanity Sauce. Dang, dang hot. But good.

    There's always one in the crowd of course who thinks they can hot sauce everyone under the table. This guy insisted on taking a tablespoon/tea spoonful full straight (I forget which). Did his best "that didn't hurt" face and left the building to go make some sales calls.

    He confessed later that he had to pull over and force himself to vomit he was in so much pain. :laugh2:
  16. Temo

    Temo Well-Known Member

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    I put some sauce into the food I was eating (some Thai stuff my friend made). Was not pleasant. Would not recommend. I was told later that I should have diluted it somehow or the other, don't really want to try it again any time soon.

    Also to the above: that kid who reacted like that to the Habanero is weak. I ate one, it was hard but I never reacted like that.
  17. Kangaroo

    Kangaroo Active Member

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    There is one with a group of guys that do that pepper one guy eats two and shows no effect.

    There is an Indian girl in 2007 that was shooting for a record of 60 of those bad boys in 2 minutes
  18. masomenos

    masomenos Less is more

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    May she rest in peace.
  19. kev8822

    kev8822 Member

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    OK I read this thread and bought some at the store. I tried just a drop of it on my tongue and it seemed really hot, but had a good taste to it.

    I love to pour hot sauce over Mexican food and drink cold beer, but there is no way I could use a lot of that. Think I could add a few drops and mix it in with my normal hot sauce, just to take the heat up a few notches?
  20. masomenos

    masomenos Less is more

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    Yeah, I'd just put a drop or two in and give it a shot. Just remember, you can always add more, but you can't take it out once it's in.

    Glad you gave it a shot!

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