Gene Expression

i-e9b39fdce8fdc981eef11519309ae01a-davepasta.jpgSo, I tried out Dave’s Insanity Hot Sauce with some Tuna pasta yesterday. Here’s a comment from Amazon: “I am a real fan of hot sauce, hot peppers and anything that makes my eyes water, and I have to honestly say that Dave’s Insanity Sauce is absolutely the hottest thing I’ve ever tasted. I use one drop in about 25 ounces of home-made tomato sauce and it makes the sauce noticibly hot. This is NOT a sauce to dash into your soup or to liven up some salsa.” Hm. So I was warned. I tried a drop…and well, it was spicy, but not that spicy. So I tried a dash. Definitely made me sweat, but it wasn’t like I was eating raw habanero or anything. So I tried another dash, and another. I had several servings of pasta and had about 7-8 small dashes in all. And I wasn’t dousing my tongue with water at all. It was spicy, but not world shattering. Additionally, I don’t think I got anything else out of the flavor (i.e., I love the non-spicy flavor in fresh green Thai Peppers). As some reviewers have noted it is a quite one dimensional sauce, the heat is cranked up, but I tasted no concomitant elevation in other flavors (e.g., sour). If fresh habanero is the standard I’d give this sauce a 7 out of 10. It wasn’t a waste of money, but I’m not getting a tub of this.


  1. #1 Shmuel
    March 27, 2007

    I would recommend not buying a tub of any kind of hot sauce. Hot sauce loses flavor with its freshness. If you buy bulk, I suggest buying many small containers.

  2. #2 amnestic
    March 28, 2007

    i had a bottle of dave’s insanity sauce and we started cooking every meal ‘with insanity!’ and cranking up the dose each time. it was good for kicks. but my roommate got it in his eye and got mad and threw it away. you should see your roommate with insanity in his eye. it is high-larious.

  3. #3 razib
    March 28, 2007

    you should see your roommate with insanity in his eye. it is high-larious.

    yeah, and then i’m single! great.

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