If you are looking for a hot sauce that is going to blow your socks off (literally) then let us introduce you to Flashbang Hot Sauce.
Even people who have a serious love for heat will struggle to handle this sauce, which is why the bottle warns you of this before purchasing! This sauce is currently one of the hottest available to purchase in the entire world currently.
We have tried and tested this sauce to review it for you. In this article, we will be talking you through the intense heat levels of this sauce, its flavor, and whether it is worth experiencing the pain from tasting it!
As we have already discussed, Flashbang is one of the hottest sauces that can be purchased. Given this, it has become a notorious hot sauce to try amongst hot sauce lovers.
It features some of the hottest peppers in the world, such as the Carolina reaper, which really emphasizes its heat levels.
This sauce is created by Pepper Palace. When it comes to hot sauces, they provide some of the best that you can purchase in the US.
When it comes to flavor, the sauce doesn’t give you much of a chance to experience it before you are hit with a very intense heat.
In all honesty, apart from the heat, this sauce doesn’t have an overpowering flavor, all you can taste is the chili. If you enjoy intense heat, this is not necessarily a bad thing as it will be great when added to meals.
How to Use Flashbang Hot Sauce
As we have already covered, the best use for this sauce is to add it to different recipes. It would work exceptionally well in a curry or chili. In addition to this, many hot sauce fans have begun a challenge with this sauce, where they consume one drop on its own. While this is painful and intense, it is a popular option.
It is worth noting that due to how hot this sauce is, extreme caution should be taken when using the sauce. You will only want to use a very small amount. Anything more than this will be too hot to handle, even for someone who enjoys extreme heat.
When the creators, Pepper Palace, began selling this sauce, customers even had to sign a disclaimer to say that they agree with how hot the sauce is. For the vast majority of people this will likely be a novelty purchase, rather than a hot sauce that you would regularly reach for.
As to be expected, this sauce contains the hottest chilies in the world, so it came as no surprise when Carolina reaper, Scorpion, Habanero, and Jolokia peppers were featured. All of these peppers mixed together are a lethal concoction.
And, if the spice created from these peppers wasn’t enough, the sauce also contains oleoresin capsicum too, which adds significantly to the heat. There is also vinegar, tomato paste, garlic, and onion featured, though these notes are muted.
The heat levels provided in this hot sauce are extreme. Even the product packaging states to use this sauce sparingly. Side effects such as vomiting, loss of consciousness, and a burning sensation are even listed. This sauce weighs in at an astounding 3.5 - 5 million SHU on The Scoville Scale, which is huge!
To put this into comparison, a jalapeño pepper averages at about 10,000. This sauce means business, and the heat levels are extreme. We only consumed a small amount of this sauce, and were feeling the effects of it for quite some time. There were shivers, tears, and a lot of milk consumed.
Caution should certainly be taken and always remember to keep the sauce far away from your face and eyes.
The consistency of the sauce was an interesting one. For a sauce this strong you would have expected it to be a lot thicker, especially considering it features tomato paste. However, it was a lot thinner than expected. It does pour fairly easily.
Keeping this in mind, when you are consuming it, you will want to take care that you are only using a drop as you could easily use too much of it. It is bright red in color, and it was nice and smooth.
One of the best aspects of this sauce is its packaging. While the sauce in itself is an experience, this is certainly elevated by the packaging. Out of all the hot sauces we have tried. Flashbang easily has the best packaging.
As its name suggests, the hot sauce packaging resembles a flash bang grenade. The packaging is accurate and the hot sauce is featured in a small bottle within the outer packaging.
You have to take the sauce in its green bottle out of the casing in order to use it. Not only is the packaging cool, but it also prevents this sauce from accidentally tipping too, which is something you will want to avoid at all costs!
Where To Purchase
If you want to take on the challenge of this sauce, it is available to purchase here. While this sauce only comes in small bottles, given its heat, and how little you need to consume it will last you a good amount of time.
This sauce is not the cheapest option to purchase, but when you take into consideration the packaging and the novelty of it, it is worth the price. You can also purchase refills of the sauce without the flash bang casing too.
Is Flashbang Hot Sauce Worth Purchasing?
Overall, if you are a big lover of spice and enjoy the challenge of an extremely hot sauce, then yes it is worth purchasing. However, the average person isn’t going to enjoy this sauce. As it is so hot, there is not an awful lot of flavor besides the pepper. However, the packaging is fantastic, and it is worth trying… Just be prepared!