The Last Dab Hot Sauce is pure torture. I’m sure many of you out there have tried it yourselves and learned how quickly the walls begin to melt after tasting this masochistic creation. And for anyone out there who haven’t had the displeasure of tasting it, I’m guessing you’ve seen it on Hot Ones before as the ceremonial last hot sauce.
Someone on the team from First We Feast was kind enough to send me a bottle of this a few years ago and I learned firsthand just how miserable this stuff it. The Last Dab measures over 2,000,000 on the Scoville (heat) Scale. Compare that to just 747 Scoville Units (SCUs) for Texas Pete Original Hot Sauce, 3,600 for Cholula, and 4,000 for Tabasco. That’s TWO MILLION for The Last Dab compared to 4,000 for Tabasco, a hot sauce that packs too much heat for a lot of people.
So this video from a few months back popped up in my YouTube feed this morning and I had to share it with you. The video was filmed last February back when restaurants were normal and people were still able to freely travel around and eat together as if there wasn’t an invisible boogie monster out there trying to get us.
These two Japanese influencers test out just how hot The Last Dab Hot Sauce while investigating how hot American hot sauces really are. The man claims to love spicy food. I believe him. I too love some heat in my food. Thai and Indian heat are my favorite forms of spice. But that doesn’t always translate to loving these absurdly powerful hot sauces.
That’s it. That’s the same reaction you’ll see worldwide. Unless your tastebuds have been damaged you’re going to feel The Last Dab’s heat every single time. And to skip the ascending order of heat and go straight to the hottest means you’ll feel every last bit of this one. This is not the best way to go about this challenge.
If you’re feeling up for the challenge, you can always order this hot sauce for yourself on the Heatonist website from First We Feast. They limit each order to 2-per-person and it’s $20 a bottle. We don’t take any commission on this and I’m not actively encouraging you to torture yourself but if you really must try it, you can click right here to give it a shot.
And if you want to watch some more Hot Ones devastation, here’s a supercut of people overly confident about being able to tackle the sauces who get hit with reality in a hurry: