by James Pullen
Having found Dave's Ghost Pepper sauce in the local supermarket and fallen in love with it I thought I'd expand my range and go for something a little hotter. I picked up Dave's 2010 Reserve for a treat and this bad boy to test my pain threshold, after seeing a number of mentalists on youtube 'review'it. A quarter of a teaspoon (if that) on a water biscuit provided a serious burn for a good 5 minutes before peaking and then lingering for what seemed like an eternity. Burn gone; I settled down to have some food (about an hour later) and suddenly experienced severe stomach cramps leaving me buckled up in bed. A couple of strong painkillers rescued me from the intense pain and I was finally allowed to get on with my life. I thought I was being a wuss but my partner in crime, who also accepted the challenge, had exactly the same problem immediately after eating (again requiring painkillers). This sauce is not for the faint hearted. It's ludicrously hot and that's its main selling point I think. Dave's Ghost Pepper sauce is really hot but very flavourful and easy to dose without hurting yourself. If you're more pleasure than you are pain I'd get a pure naga sauce and save your insides from torment...
by Darren Thomas
Wow! Whatever you do, don't do a teaspoon full of this for a dare. I actually had to make out that it wasn't that bad until the guy left the room disappointed. I then drank the days supply of milk for our coffees in work and sat in the chair with my guts curdling away, feeling a little rough. This was lunch time and the worst was yet to come, by the evening everytime I'd go to drain the lizard it felt like someone was pouring a kettle over it, it was as if I'd spent the night at the vd clinic. The following morning the other end was playing up and I felt like I was the subject of a johny cash song until third time lucky at nine a.m. It started to cool down. The moral of the story tho is learn from my mistake, and do what I do now instead, take it to the pub for everyone to try a bit, it's much more pleasant watching everyone else suffer...
by Mark Howell
Mad! Too hot for me - going back to ghost pepper sauce
by Dan Robertson
Someone once said, "only mad dogs and Englishmen go out in the midday sun." Well, when this particular Englishman first tasted this particular Mad Dog, it really did feel like I'd taken a nice, juicy bite right out of the sun! The heat is instant and impressive, scorching the tastebuds at the tip of the tongue, before a wave of fire surges backwards to fill the whole mouth with a formidable, endorphin-releasing burn that lingers. Before too long theres a dab of sweat on your forehead and an intense sting on your lips that reminds you you've just bought one of the hottest hot sauces that those sadistic folks at Mad Dog could concoct.I've owned this sauce for a little while now and to date, it proudly remains the hottest in my collection. It also holds the title of most expensive in my collection at £12.99 but not, I'm afraid, that of my favourite tasting sauce. The blistering heat and funky bullet keychain with neat little tasting spoon, make this a sauce well worth owning; so too does the fact this is a relatively rare Silver Collectors's Edition of "the world's hottest hot sauce," but if it's great flavour that floats your boat, this nuclear grade sauce might not be your weapon of choice.The heat in this sauce is bolstered by pepper extract and this, like in other Mad Dog sauces I've tried, seems to impart an unusual sharp, almost metallic taste when it first hits the tongue. This eventually gives way to a more savory, peppery flavour but this might be wasted on you if you're pre-occupied with dealing with the insane heat by this point. There's no tomato-y-ness (technical term) in there, very little sweetness or acid and none of that fresh, chilli pepper taste that I personally love so much. While this sauce is by no means unpleasant, it certainly wont do much to add flavour to your curry, chilli or soup. A small amount of this fearsome, dark liquid WILL, however, give it a serious injection of pure heat and if, like many chilliheads, that's all you want from a hot sauce, you could do a lot worse than bite the bullet and choose Mad Dog...
by Sandy Boff
I bought some Mad Dog two weeks ago for me and three work mates as we usually have a chili sauce with lunch. We had though about getting some really hot stuff as we usually have Encona which is about the same heat as Tabasco and was losing its appeal. Mad Dog 357 was nearly a colossal mistake. Thank god we tested it with the bullet case spoon before dolloping it on our sandwiches. Could have been messy. Workmate number one loved the taste but later suffered severe stomach pains and had to spend the afternoon in the can. Workmate number two and three are insane anyway so they loved it although they both went red in the face. I started sweating so much that it came through my shirt and dripped off my nose. I couldnt speak properly for 15 minutes. I try to eat a bit every day so that I can build up a tolerance but I dont think its working. Milk is always on standby if I can't take the pain. Tastes good for the five seconds you get before your mouth explodes...
by Mark Davies
This stuff in mental! The hottest thing I've ever tasted. Now I like my food hot - I've had MegaDeath for a month and a half and the bottle is nearly finished....I put quite a lot on my lunches. This stuff is on a completely different level...it turned up today and I tasted some with the tiny spoon thingy you get in the bullet (no more than a couple of small drops) and my mouth started combusting...then the back of my head started sweating and then I got mild stomach cramps. It has an aquired taste on it's on...but I'm looking forward to trying it in a chilli con carne or on some chicken where I'm sure it'll come into it's own. Strange how this is WAY hotter than Megadeath because in theory they should be kinda similar - I know there's a 200,000 scoville difference - but it feels more like it's 3 or 4 times hotter. Colleague in work tried it and I literally thought he was gonna cry..then he said the inside of his ears were burning. I LOVE THIS SAUCE!..
by Luca Mautone
Never tried hotness like this before! very very brutal! short breath, red eyes and face, burning lips! but ugly taste! read instruction well, they say to use it only as additive!! trust them!!!! either for hotness or for the ugly taste!!..
by Radek Schutz
Incredible sauce. Never had my whole face burning for like 5 minutes after tasting hot sauce. Once you get used to the heat it tastes great. Gloves recommended when handling this sauce as it got spilled on my hand once and i could feel it burning for 3 days...
by Martin Davies
This stuff is RIDICULOUSLY hot! PReviously had Jersey Death Sauce but this stuff makes it taste like ice cream! Great as an additive to give chili/curry/anything bland a real kick. Bullet can be unscrewed to reveal a tiny serving spoon. Must buy for all chilli heads!..