Tabasco has been the go-to brand for hot sauce consumers since 1868. The flavor provided from the seeds of Capsicum frutescens peppers is what makes this sauce great. It is spicy, but in a way that improves whatever food it is used on, however, the sauce can be too strong for some people. The heat-sweats from simply ingesting Tabasco are extremely embarrassing; it can occur even if you use only a drop. The only upside is how heightened your senses become after you ingest a decent amount.
Tabasco is spicy enough to clear your sinuses and get rid of headaches, so if you ever have the sniffles, just take a shot. All-in-all, if you enjoy high-intensity meals and taking risks, this sauce is for you.
Rating: 4.3 / 5 heat average by taste-testers
Price: $6.29 for a 12 fl oz bottle
Scoville scale: 2,500 SHU (scoville heat units)