One of the World's Spiciest Hot Sauces Is Two Times Hotter Than Pepper Spray

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Before purchasing Mad Dog 357 Plutonium No. 9, you need to read a disclaimer urging you to use it at your own risk. It's named after a volatile chemical, and it's nearly twice as potent as pepper spray. The product may sound like a weapon, but it's actually hot sauce that ranks among the spiciest in the world, according to The Manual.

Mad Dog is known for formulating hot sauces that push people past their pain thresholds. Their flagship sauce, Mad Dog 357, packs 357,000 Scoville Heat Units, which is roughly equivalent to 70 jalapeño peppers.

The company's special Mad Dog 357 Plutonium No. 9 pepper extract ups the ante to 9 million Scoville Heat Units. For comparison, a Carolina Reaper clocks in at 2.2 million SHU. Mad Dog reached that number by concentrating 1000 ounces of hot peppers into a single ounce of sauce.

The explosive condiment is 60 percent capsaicin, which is the compound that makes peppers taste hot. Its unique composition means it congeals into a solid form, and it may need to be heated up 140°F to come out of the bottle. Mad Dog emphasizes that their pepper extract should only be used as a food additive in minuscule amounts. If directly ingested or applied to the body, it could cause serious injury.

If the lengthy disclaimer and $118 price tag aren't enough to turn you off the product, you can purchase it on Amazon. We recommend watching some Plutonium Challenge videos beforehand for an idea of what you're getting into.

[h/t The Manual]