Q: Hi Dave,
I’m fairly used to native-hot Thai cuisine and tabasco. I have just ordered Vicious Viper and, after ordering, I noticed that Tabasco Sauce rates at 5000 Scoville Heat Units and the Viper at 250,000. So my question is, can you actually taste/eat the Viper sauce without falling into a coma? Are there any serious side effects to tasting insanely hot sauces?
A: Hello Christian,
Don’t get me started on super-hot sauces, which, in my opinion, are totally useless. Taste only in very small amounts. Side effects from overdosing can include burning and sometimes blistering in the mouth, light-headedness or fainting, and vomiting.