Da Bomb Hot Sauce Review

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Da Bomb Beyond Insanity hot sauce is a notorious player in the hot sauce world. It has a long-held spot on the Hot Ones show lineup, regularly causing panic in the show’s guests.

Honestly, Hot Ones wouldn’t be as great of a show without Da Bomb. It horrifies interviewees on a regular basis, so naturally, we had to see what it was like here at Pepper Geek.

Da Bomb Beyond Insanity sauce bottle

Read our review of the new ‘Da Bomb Evolution’ from Hot Ones.

Da Bomb comes to us from a seemingly tiny store in Kansas City called “Spicin Foods.” We’re not sure how such a small manufacturer could make so many people suffer, yet they do.

In this article, we’ll give you our thoughts on Da Bomb hot sauce. I hope you enjoy the results of our pain.

Heat: 5/5Among the hottest out there.
Flavor: 1/5 Acidic, almost chemical aftertaste.
Value: 3/5 Not terribly expensive for 4oz. The bottle will last forever.
Overall rating: 2/5For the most part, an unusable show-piece.

Is Da Bomb Hot Sauce Any Good?

Despite some of the negative comments that we have seen about this sauce on the internet, it isn’t ALL bad. For instance, this sauce would be excellent for making homemade bear repellent.

Or, you could use it to seek revenge on your worst enemy and make an insanely hot salsa for their cookout. Other than that, I don’t think this sauce will play a part in any great recipes.


How to use it…

  • If you enjoy painful meals, this will work on almost anything!
  • Try one drop in a giant pot of chili or soup
  • Use it to prank your friends or have your own hot sauce challenge
  • Use it for aversion therapy

The aroma is actually not too bad on Da Bomb Beyond Insanity. It smells very pepper-forward with some citrus notes. But then comes the actual flavor.

As soon as it hits your mouth, an explosion of fiery heat hits hard. The flavors are harsh and strange with too much citrus and not enough pepper. Even though habanero peppers are the first ingredient, they don’t make much of an impression. For that, try our homemade habanero sauce.

Da Bomb Hot Sauce Ingredients
Da Bomb Insanity ingredients

What pepper flavor does make it through tastes strange, likely due to the use of pepper extract, or “natural pepper flavor.”

Though the flavor is nothing great, that isn’t really the purpose of this sauce. It’s meant to be a gag, a challenge, or a prank for friends to play around with. It isn’t so hot that you’ll fear for death (unless you over-do it), but you’ll definitely be sweating, and that’s the whole point.

How Hot is Da Bomb Hot Sauce (Scoville Scale)

Da Bomb has made a name for itself as one of the go-to super hot sauces. This stuff hits harder than almost anything we’ve tried, with a lasting burn. However, you may underestimate it based on its Scoville rating alone.

Da Bomb Beyond Insanity comes in at 135,600 SHUs on the Scoville Scale. However, we feel that the experience feels much hotter than some sauces rated at 1M SHUs or higher. Simply put, this is one of the hottest hot sauces we have reviewed to date.

Most of the heat comes from pepper extract rather than the actual peppers in the sauce. The result is a pretty shocking experience, especially to the uninitiated.

If you want it even hotter, Da Bomb makes another sauce called Ground Zero which is twice as hot as Beyond Insanity. I think I’ll pass.

Tip: Don’t eat a lot of this hot sauce. A very small dab is plenty to experience the heat. If you want to suffer, try more, but don’t say we didn’t warn you – the stomach cramps are no fun.

Where To Buy Da Bomb Hot Sauce

Da Bomb can be found online at a number of retailers, including Amazon and Heat Hot Sauce. We recommend using one of these sources, but be sure to shop around for the cheapest price. We’ve seen prices for Da Bomb hot sauce range from $10-18 on different sites, so do your research and get the best price.

Da Bomb Hot Sauce Consistency

Da Bomb definitely runs on thicker side. This is good because you’re probably not going to want much of this stuff. One or two drops is plenty to kick up a pot of stew, and a tiny drop is enough for the tasting experience.

Da Bomb Beyond Insanity sauce consistency

Is Da Bomb Worth It?

Look, we know this isn’t a shining review. We like many other sauces better than Da Bomb. However, we understand its real purpose. We now know first hand why people are reacting the way they do on Hot Ones, and we feel their pain.

If you’re a bit insane, slap some Da Bomb Beyond Insanity on a batch of chicken wings and have yourselves an interesting night (and morning) with some friends. Cheers!

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  1. I just finished a bottle of this, insanely hot and id use about 4-6 drops per meal, took months to get through. Why is it ranked at 135,000 scoville when its blatantly much, much worse than that?

  2. not as bad as people make it out to be, it has some heat but nothing unbearable, and nothing compared to some of the hotter stuff you can find on the market. The flavor is smokey and citrusy, while yes it does have the extract flavor in it, it doesn’t stick out that badly in my opinion. If you can handle superhots, this sauce will be a walk in the park.

  3. I like really hot stuff. I grew some Scorpions last summer and made my own hot sauce, sadly I loved it and ran through it. This is a good replacement until I can grow some more. Really want to try the final answer now!

    1. @Jordan C, Oh yeah??? This is great! In Mombasa, we too eat scorpions with hot sauce too!

      Mombasa is the greatest city for food on the planet earth.

  4. I got a bottle and, not knowing its reputation, instantly re-named it “liquid pain”. I actually ended up vomiting.

  5. My bro dived head first into a Vienetta whilst my other guy was auctioning milk at £135 per gallon

  6. Burns a hole through your Heart in order to get to your your Soul !!! Nasty stuff ,but Oh so Good !!

  7. What a wimp. I once ate a teaspoon of this stuff,while jumping off a cliff, naked and on fire, into a volcano,while wrestling a shark, during a hurricane.

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