"I don't believe it... It's not working! This sauce is supposed to be a real gut-burner!"
— Eddy, Ed, Edd n Eddy, just before the effects of his brother's Armenian Secret Hot Sauce kick in.
One of the most common ways to induce fiery breath, 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 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 Big Eater 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 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 jalapeņo 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 the Trinidad Moruga Scorpion, which hits a blistering 2,009,231 SHU. As of February 2012, it trounces the Trinidad Scorpion Butch T chili, which clocks in at 1,463,700 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 Gargle Blaster. Woe betide us if they are ever combined, though Blazing Inferno Hellfire Sauce is often an essential ingredient in a Hideous Hangover Cure (or it might simply be used as one by itself).note Sometimes shares the corrosive effects of Hollywood Acid, generally indicated by its dissolving a teaspoon or similar. A very common form of Masochist's Meal. Will likely result in a Fire Breathing Diner. Not to be confused with the PSP shooter Chili Con Carnage which we sadly don't have a page for yet.
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