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Tabasco Scorpion Sauce Review

Tabasco Brand Pepper Sauce was the very first hot sauce I ever tried. I was in my 10s, and I said a bad word. A dab of Tabasco was my punishment.

Well, that backfired! Now I run a website about growing hot peppers, making hot sauces, and reviewing some of the hottest chilies from around the world :).

So, to bring things full circle, today I’ll share my review of Tabasco Scorpion hot sauce. This is the hottest sauce that Tabasco currently offers, using scorpion peppers as a main ingredient. Let’s get into it!

Tabasco scorpion hot sauce bottle

Tabasco Scorpion Scoville (Heat Level)

One of the first questions you may have about Tabasco scorpion hot sauce is, “how hot is it?” This being the spiciest sauce they make, how far above the original sauce does it land?

In short, Tabasco scorpion sauce has a heat level between 23,000-33,000 SHUs on the Scoville scale. This makes the sauce about 8-10x hotter than Tabasco’s Original sauce.

Tabasco scorpion hot sauce on spoon

However. I think this sauce tastes even hotter than the claimed Scoville rating. The first ingredient is scorpion peppers, which once held the world record for the hottest pepper on Earth.

The result is a blazing hot sauce that is potent, even in small quantities. If you aren’t familiar with extra spicy sauces, then Tabasco scorpion may give you a run for your money!

Tabasco Scorpion Flavor Review

Thankfully, Tabasco scorpion has impressive flavor to back up the burn. The main ingredients of this hot sauce are fruity and tropical. This gives the sauce undertones of playfulness and, well, great flavor.

Ingredients list:

  • Scorpion peppers
  • Distilled vinegar
  • Sugar
  • Guava puree
  • Pineapple
  • Salt
  • Guava powder
  • Pineapple powder
  • Tabasco brand pepper sauce
Tabasco scorpion hot sauce ingredients

From the taste of this sauce, I imagine that the fresh ingredients are all fermented. This isn’t surprising, as Tabasco Original uses a fermented cayenne mash as its base.

What’s most surprising is the use of guava and pineapple as the main accenting flavors. This gives Tabasco scorpion an interesting twist. But guess what? It works.

This is because scorpion peppers are quite fruity on their own. It can be hard to tell when you eat one fresh, because the blinding heat takes over in a matter of seconds. However, these “superhot” chilies are from the same tropical climate as guava and pineapple.

To round out the sauce, Tabasco actually uses their own original sauce as an ingredient. I find this amusing, but it probably helps make Tabasco’s newer sauces hit closer to home.

Tabasco Scorpion Uses

So, where can this extra-spicy sauce be used? It comes in a tiny bottle, so keep in mind that a little goes a long way with this one!

  • Tacos
  • Pizza
  • Soup or stew
  • Sandwiches
  • On cheese & crackers
  • In wing sauce (just a few dashes added to another sweet sauce!)

The uses are endless, but be sure to start small. The heat from Tabasco scorpion builds quickly and lingers for a long time after. So, if you’re new to this hot sauce, start with a small dab to test your tolerance, first.

Where To Get Tabasco Scorpion Sauce

If you want to try this unique hot sauce, you can likely find it in the grocery store next to Tabasco original. You can also get it online here for a bit of a markup.

Tabasco also makes a habanero sauce that I think tastes even better than the scorpion sauce. It also has a lower Scoville level, making it more usable on a daily basis.

Tabasco scorpion is worth a try, especially if you find Tabasco original to be too tame for your heat preference. I’m almost surprised that a household brand like Tabasco would make a sauce that is this spicy, but I’m glad they did!

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One of the original Pepper Geeks! When Calvin isn’t gardening or learning more about peppers and botany, he might be traveling new places or playing some music.


Monday 17th of April 2023

you guys are so inspiring you always make me want to have hot sauce and grow my own chiles but I'm a lot more cations because when i was 7 years old I thought could handle a a chile but then I almost cried and I was running around in pain and I chuged like 10 cups of water

Steven Bowers

Thursday 13th of April 2023

I only recently came across this Tabasco Scorpion sauce, and had to order it through Amazon since no one local carried it. This, and a ghost pepper sauce, are my current limit and favorites. I'm probably not in the best growing region, in northern NV. We get 3 months of heat, 3 months of cold, and the rest is variable.