If you were to be daring enough to kiss a scorpion, this is what I imagine your mouth would feel like afterwards. Scorpion Kiss by Haico’s Hot Sauce is absolutely deadly.
This hot sauce is made with a blend of Scorpion, Ghost, and Jalapeno peppers so you know it’s got sting. All that being said, Haico is a flavour master so this one also packs a flavour punch underneath its spicy surface.
Introducing: Scorpion Kiss by Haico’s Hot Sauce
Haico’s Scorpion Kiss is an extremely hot sauce made with Ghost, Scorpion, and Jalapeno Peppers. It is a smoky, and savoury hot sauce that is best enjoyed in small doses.
Haico’s Hot Sauce makes his hot sauces in Ottawa, Ontario with the goal of bringing some heat to the very dull Canadian cuisine. Their sauces are made with peppers they grow. They also grow most of their own ingredients.
Scorpion Kiss comes in a 100mL bottle much like their other hot sauces. I liked this look, Haico’s instantly separates their sauces from the many other hot sauces available with their bottle shape. The graphics on each bottle are really cool as well.
If you’re a fan of punk music, you may know The Riptides. Haico’s makes two hot sauces for the band, one called Red Dawn, and another called Soylent Green.
Manufacturer: Haico’s Hot Sauce
Made In: Ontario
Heat Rating: 9/10
Buy from Haico’s Store
Ingredients: Ghost Peppers, Trinidad Scorpion Peppers, Jalapeno Peppers, Water, Apple Cider Vinegar, Vidalia Onion, Maple Syrup, Garlic, Fresh Herbs and Spices
The bottle shape of Haico’s Scorpion Kiss is instantly recognizable It is shorter and wider than a woozy bottle. This provides a little more space for a cool graphic.
Most of Haico’s sauces have a cool image of his likeness with some sauce-specific twists. On the back of the label is the nutritional info and ingredients.
The hot sauce inside the bottle is a warm orange colour and pours well. Scorpion Kiss is thin enough to spread easily, but still includes real bits of ingredients.
Scorpion Kiss smells like it is going to be painful. Most people would recoil in horror at the strength of the heat in this hot sauce. I’m actually nervous to do the straight taste test lol.
However, underneath the heat, I can smell the sweetness of the onion. There is also a little bit of tanginess from the Apple Cider Vinegar. Almost a bit sour.
It is hard to grasp the taste of this one. The heat kicks in almost instantly, but Scorpion Kiss is savoury underneath. I think this comes from garlic and onion.
I didn’t really pick up on the flavours of the peppers but did notice the character of each pepper in the heat.
But, the heat is not from a concentrated synthetic source. Tasting this sauce you can tell the spice level comes from real peppers.
Just from smelling Scorpion Kiss, I was sweating around my cheeks. After consuming, I was sweating everywhere. My tongue is literally on fire right now.
The heat gets its length from the Scorpion peppers and the sharpness of Jalapenos and Ghost peppers. 9 out of 10 for sure, where 10 is the hottest you can go with real peppers.
The flavour of Scorpion Kiss is savoury, a little sour, and fully spicy. If you can handle the extreme heat, this would be a good sauce to go with meats, but not so much with greens.
Conclusion: Overall Thoughts
For me Scorpion Kiss by Haico’s Hot Sauce is a soup sauce, it is way too hot for me to enjoy directly. I was able to enjoy this hot sauce in small doses on a sandwich.
To be honest, I was somewhat hallucinating from this one. It was so spicy I was sweating and breathing heavily.
Scorpion Kiss is a good hot sauce to keep around for wing roulette or a Hot One’s style wing tasting.
If you are into having the hottest hot sauces possible, Scorpion Kiss should definitely be in your pantry. You won’t regret it.
Please remember that taste is subjective and everyone will experience hot sauce uniquely. These reviews contain my own thoughts and opinions. If you think you’ll enjoy a hot sauce then you should definitely try it out.
Mike is a hot sauce lover. He has never, and will never say no to hot wings. Mike loves a balance of flavour and heat; he prefers his food on the spicy side but also likes some sweetness too.