Originally Posted by GotGarlic
Tabasco is a fairly hot pepper, so the sauce is going to be hot. If you think it's too hot, though, stay away from all those above it on this chart
From Chilli Facts » Pure-Sauce.Com
I would not bet my life on that list even though I'm certain its pretty close to being right.
I have learned that heat is not always in the name of the sauce or pepper itself.
I have had banana peppers that made cayenne taste like bell pepper as far as Scovile or how hot it was..
I've had Habanero sauce that was milder than Tabasco brand sauce.
So there are many sauces and peppers on that list that i could eat that are well above cayenne.
In a perfect world, that list would work.
Took a big basket of peppers to the local bar yesterday. Had over 200 habanero, 50 or so Ghost peppers (Bhut Jolokia) and an assortment of another types..
Had a guy ask me why the ghost peppers were wrinkled and i explained thats how they are supposed to look and showed him a picture on my phone.
Well he decided he was going to prove it was not as hot as advertised and took a large bite out of one of them.
Then proceeded to finish the rest of the single pepper.
I can only say two things.
I felt sorry for him.
I was laughing inside so hard it hurt. It was funny accept I thought he might actually get sick.