ILSnwdog, on 14 October 2015 - 03:52 PM, said:
Lost In Xanadu, on 07 October 2015 - 06:51 PM, said:
I often use a 650K hot sauce... actually put some in my chili today. Only about a quarter tsp in my bowl does me good...
I remember the first time I tried Dave's. It was back in 95, before the big hot sauce craze. There was a general store in Lynchburg Tennessee we stopped at on the way back from a trip to Florida. The store had all kinds of hot sauce on display, with some samples. I was taking little pretzels and dunking them into the different hot sauces. I got to the Dave's, and the lady told me not to dunk the whole thing...just put the tip in. Being all manly, I told her I could handle it. I wanted to die.
I once got a bottle of Dave's special reserve for Christmas. That stuff was ridiculous. One drop would make a bowl of chili too hot to eat.
I had a very similar experience in 1995. I had ordered a spicy chicken sandwich from a local restaurant, and I told the waitress that I wanted it so hot that it hurt me (I had been to the place before and their spicy stuff was not even remotely spicy to me). So, the sandwich comes out and it was excruciating for me to eat.
Anyway, the cook comes from the back and it's a guy I know from my college. He said that they usually put a drop or too of Dave's Insanity sauce in their spicy sauce, but that he used "about 50%" of Dave's Insanity and 50% of their own spicy sauce. I had never heard of Dave's before, but that started my foray into the world of crazy spicy sauces.
I got through about half of the sandwich at the restaurant, and took the other half with me around for the rest of the day trying to get someone to take a bite. I finally finished the damn thing after about 5 hours.