[[caption-width-right:300:[[SchmuckBait Go ahead, try it. It won't hurt you.]]]]

->''"By the powers of naughtiness, I command this particular drop of hot sauce to be really, '''really''' hot!"''
-->--'''Drop of Hot Sauce''', ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants''

One of the most common ways to induce [[FireBreathingDiner fiery breath]], [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Blazing Inferno Hellfire Sauce]] is one of the most dangerous substances known to man. This stuff is so ferocious it ''gives off heat'', and may even set flammable materials alight when applied directly to them. In extreme cases, flammable materials might go up just by being ''next'' to this stuff.

As a rule, it's usually made from a special pepper that only grows in one obscure (and probably nonexistent) location in the jungles of wherever. It can only be safely harvested wearing full hazmat gear and a gas mask. Often, other ingredients used in the making of the sauce include lava, uranium, and [[TestosteronePoisoning pure unadulterated anger]]. The sauce often must be specially requested, since no restaurant is just going to leave something like that out in the open. It may actually be illegal in some countries.

Naturally, the BigEater can't get enough of the stuff. He puts it on ''everything'' he eats, and probably carries a bottle (or bottles) with him in case there's no other source. Any other character who dares taste a drop of the stuff will soon be making a beeline for the nearest large body of water (or outhouse) to dunk their head into, but there's always one character who considers it a necessary condiment for every meal, and may even occasionally ''[[HotSauceDrinking drink it straight]]''.

The spiciness of food, especially of chili peppers and Scotch bonnets, is measured on the Scoville scale. The number of Scoville Heat Units a food has is equal to as many grams of sugar syrup one gram of that food needs to be mixed with, evenly, before its "hotness" is undetectable by a taster. Basically, the more capsaicin a food item has, the hotter it tastes. For the sake of comparison, at the bottom of the scale is the bell pepper, with a Scoville rating of 0; The jalapeño pepper has a Scoville rating of 2500-8000; the tabasco pepper is rated at 30,000 to 50,000, and the habanero pepper has a rating of 100,000 to 350,000. Pushing in above that at 1,359,000; the Naga Viper Chili, which is more than 1/4 the hotness of '''police-grade pepper spray''' (5,000,000). ''This is not the hottest available.'' That would be [[http://thepepperseed.com/peppers/trinidad-scorpion-moruga-the-worlds-hottest-chilli-pepper the Trinidad Moruga Scorpion,]] which hits a blistering 2,009,231 SHU. As of February 2012, it trounces [[http://thepepperseed.com/peppers/the-worlds-hottest-chilli-pepper-trinidad-scorpion-butch-t/ the Trinidad Scorpion Butch T chili,]] which clocks in at 1,463,700 SHU. Then in 2013, even ''that'' was trounced by [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carolina_Reaper the Carolina Reaper,]] which can peak over 2,200,000 SHU. After this, you're into extracted pure capsaicin, with a Scoville rating of up to 16,000,000. While the scale is generally considered scientifically inaccurate, it still remains a pretty good (if imprecise) way to comparatively judge just how hot a certain pepper actually is.

Compare GargleBlaster and KlatchianCoffee for alcoholic and caffeinated drinks respectively. [[ThingsManWasNotMeantToKnow Woe betide us if they are ever combined]], though BlazingInfernoHellfireSauce is often an essential ingredient in a HideousHangoverCure (or it might simply be used as one by itself).[[note]]However, in real life a glass of beer can help take the edge off a dose of BlazingInfernoHellfireSauce because capsaicin is soluble in alcohol. But not water. Stronger alcohols therefore provide more relief, though one may wish to spit or use something like Listerine mouthwash, which also contains alcohol, to remove the stuff. As capsaicin is also fat-soluble, an alternative is fatty dairy products like whole milk and cheese (But avoid swallowing for the really hot stuff or it will just move the problem downstream.)[[/note]] Sometimes shares the corrosive effects of HollywoodAcid, generally indicated by its [[AteTheSpoon dissolving a teaspoon]] or similar. A very common form of MasochistsMeal. Will likely result in a FireBreathingDiner.

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[[folder: Advertising]]
* In a [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fbminOZZcio TV spot]] for Tabasco brand Sauce we see a man eating a slice of pizza while regularly dousing it with the sauce; he has used at least two full bottles and is working on a third. He gets bitten by a mosquito; then as the mosquito flies away it explodes, to the man's quiet satisfaction.

* ComicBook/GastonLagaffe once made a hot sauce that [[AteTheSpoon burned through the cup he kept it in]] and sent the cartoonist Yves Lebrac screaming up the walls after one little taste.
** He made another one so hot it started crawling across the room, and imprisoned itself in the key locker.
* In one ''ComicBook/LuckyLuke'' episode, Billy the Kid used a bottle of Tabasco to escape from jail, by letting it burn through the bars.
* A "Nobby's Piles" strip in ''{{Viz}}'' has Devil's Brand Fiery Habanero Pepper Sauce Bang! Bang! Molto Explosivo. In a dark cupboard. [[HilarityEnsues Next to the pile cream.]]

[[folder: Fan Fic]]
* In ''FanFic/TheStalkingZukoSeries'' fireflakes are very spicy to Non-Fire Nation with everyone complaining of the pain it causes their mouths. Averted with Fire Nation colony cuisine, which A: has evolved to use less spices due to the difficulties in bringing them from the homeland, and B: has absorbed elements of Earth Kingdom cuisine.
* ''FanFic/GuideMeHome''; Ursa makes a traditional Fire Nation dinner for the Water Tribe men she's travelling with. All of them end up doubling over in pain. To be fair, she ''did'' warn them it would be a bit spicy.

[[folder: Newspaper Comics ]]
* In one ''ComicStrip/{{Garfield}}'' strip, Jon challenged Garfield to a hot pepper eating contest; Jon won when Garfield tried to eat a Peruvian Death Pepper, but it was a hollow victory for Jon, seeing as it caused Garfield to belch fire on him. The strip provides the page image for PyrrhicVictory.

[[folder: Stand Up Comedy ]]
* The Newcastle 'magmaloo' in a routine by Creator/JasperCarrott (based on a real curry).
* Rondell Sheridan has a bit about when he tried to look like he spoke Spanish on vacation in Mexico, and ordered "mucho grande caliente" (essentially something very extremely hot) from a restaurant.
* BillCosby has a routine about Chinese mustard and the time when he took a girl to a Chinese restaurant as a teenager. being broke, he attempted to get as much as he could for his money and dunked his entire egg roll in the mustard. His description of his reaction on biting into it is priceless.
* Jürgen von der Lippe told a story similar to BillCosby's, only that it involved sambal oelek, and a schoolmate whom the girl had brought along claimed that sambal oelek was Chinese mustard.[[note]]It's not. Sambal oelek is ''raw, '''freshly-ground''' chili paste.''[[/note]] Made sense, the waiters were yellow, the mustard was red. Jürgen learned the hard way how sambal oelek burns. And how it burns ''twice''.
* In ''Zapped!'', Michael Mittermeier included stories of a (fictional) trip to [[BigApplesauce New York]]. One of them is a visit to a Mexican restaurant. What he didn't know then was that "hot", when describing chili, doesn't mean "a little hot" but "Lucifer-style". Since he was hungry, he ate up all of his chili and only noticed how hot it was ''after'' he had eaten it. The most appalling thought, however, was that the chili had to get out again sooner or later. Michael chose the easy way: He went to a hospital and demanded the chili be removed surgically. BrickJoke ensues, but that's [[AnotherStoryForAnotherTime another story]].

[[folder: Web Comics ]]
* Ms. B's restaurant in ''Webcomic/GrrlPower'' has [[http://www.grrlpowercomic.com/archives/192 a whole wall of them]]. Even just opening a bottle results in [[http://www.grrlpowercomic.com/archives/194 this]].
* ''Webcomic/TheOatmeal'' confesses his undying love for [[http://theoatmeal.com/comics/sriracha Sriracha hot sauce]].
* ''Webcomic/SluggyFreelance''`s annual RunningGag of Torg and Riff exchanging a beer every year for Christmas/Hanukkah debuted in 1997 with [[http://www.sluggy.com/comics/archives/daily/19971226 Riff giving him hot sauce instead, and not telling him until he'd already chugged it]].

[[folder: Web Original]]
* The whole basis of the series ''[[WebVideo/BradTries Flaming Brian's Kitchen]]''
* [[http://thatguywiththeglasses.com/videolinks/ir/marzgurl/vlogs/30697-fourhorseburger The basis]] of one video belonging to MarzGurl ; eating a so called [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast Four Horsemen Burger]].
** This is a real thing, from [[http://www.mychunkysburgers.com/ Chunky's Burgers]] in San Antonio, Texas. The "four horsemen" name comes from roasted green chiles, habanero peppers, Serrano peppers, and ghost chilis. The challenge is to eat it within 25 minutes. After consumption, no milk or ice cream can be used to put out the fire for five minutes.
* The ''WebVideo/LoadingReadyRun'' sketch ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RX-rZKCU12g Hot & Saucey]]'' combines this with SerialEscalation, culminating in [[spoiler: a sauce that, if eaten, would wipe out all life on Earth]].