Great White Shark Predator Hot Sauce Review

Guest review from Chris of InsaneChicken.com

In the world of super hot hot sauces, there are few things more surprising than a well written recipe and a heaping helping of Scoville units. Great White Shark Predator Hot Sauce is just such a sauce. With all the full scale tongue scorching power of a monumental hot sauce and the flavor depth of a fruit platter (with a few drops of monumental hot sauce), Great White Shark Hot Sauce is a true hot sauce lover’s hot sauce.

With all sorts of awards to its name and a whopping 175,000 Scovilles of heat behind every drop of throat searing taste, Predator offers a bit more than your standard super hot sauces. To be sure, this is one of those rare sauces that reach the echelons of “it can hurt you” ratings, but in that range there are very few sauces that manage to actually craft flavor. Predator actually tastes good. I know you’re thinking that the likelihood of a habanero based sauce tasting good is minimal, but believe it. There is actual taste in this fiery concoction and after a few glasses of water and a little breathing time, I was shocked to find that all that searing was not empty heat.

Great White Shark Predator Hot Sauce Label

Right off, trying a sauce like Predator requires careful conditions. If you’ve tasted a 10+ hot sauce before, you know what I mean. You should never eat the sauce directly and never use more than a single drop in anything you’re cooking with it. If for whatever reason the taste isn’t strong enough, add another drop at a later time, but the last thing you want is to risk the pain of putting too much in right away.

With that said, I gave Predator a go in the hallowed grounds of my favorite pasta dish the first time through. Normally consisting of a carefully measured amount of macaroni product and oh so many cheeses and hot sauces, I abstained from the usual artillery and merely added a single drop of Predator to my meal. To give you a clear picture, I had a meal consisting entirely of carbohydrates and cheese; perfect for tasting a truly hot sauce, one drop or no.

Great White Shark Predator Hot Sauce Closeup

One drop was all I needed. When warned to start with a single drop of sauce, follow the directions. I don’t consider myself someone to shy away from the challenge of the exceptionally spicy, but when you cross the threshold of 150,000 Scovilles or so, it’s every man for himself and Predator was no exception. At first, all I tasted was heat. Into a third of a pound or so of pasta and cheese I had diluted a single drop and it radiated heat. There was a steady burning throughout my mouth, throat and nostrils for at least five minutes.

This is exactly what you want, because as soon as your mouth finds a grip and gets acclimated, the flavors begin to hit. As subtle as they are, they’re still warmly welcomed in the light of such extreme heat. With the slightest hint of fruit and the radiation of a couple hundred thousand Scovilles, I was instantly impressed. Predator Great White Shark Hot Sauce was everything I could have wanted and a bit more. Just heed the warnings of those who have come before and you’re in for a spicy treat.

Great White Shark Predator Hot Sauce with Chips

I then tried it on chips. Predator is a great sauce as an additive but just a little too hot to just have on tortilla chips alone.

Overall I would say Predator Great white Shark is a good sauce to keep in the refrigerator for when you are trying to kick your favorite dish up a notch.

By Chris McCarthy – www.InsaneChicken.com

Ingredients: wine vinegar, ripe Habañero peppers, superior pepper extract, tomato, mustard, pineapple, papaya, banana, sugar and real fruit juices.

WARNING! This National Champion Super Hot, Hot Sauce contains pepper extract! It is ranked #11 on Peppers.com ‘s top 20 list! Use as a food supplement only! One drop at a time!

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Comments

  1. Sandi says:

    Nice review Chris. But I differ with you on the flavor of the sauce. The first time we tried this sauce..about 5 years ago..we were driving down the road in Michigan. Bill just put the bottle to his mouth (like he does with most sauces) and took a big taste! It was soo bad that we had to pull over. I only tasted a bit and had the same reaction. It really does hurt!
    We tried it several ways..as an additive to dishes a drop at a time. But it never really worked for us. There was no taste..there was but the heat kicked in too quick for any flavor to come through. It sat in our fridge for a long time before I pitched it.

    • Sandi, thanks for that funny insight. I can see Bill chuggin’ it.
      While this sauce is probably a good quality product, I understand keeping sauces around for a while, but ultimately you have to make room for more.

      Thanks for chiming in! ~brian

  2. Wow, that bad boy is packing some serious heat.

    • Extract sauces are great for adding a drop or two to chili or taco meat and the like. But for everyday use, they are limited to the extreme chileheads out there.

  3. I want to personally thank Chris from InsaneChicken.com for taking the time to write this review for us. I really appreciate it.

    Peppers.com creates and distributes some great stuff and I encourage everyone to check them out and explore the many sauces they offer. One of our all-time favorites is their Georgia Peach and Vidalia Onion Hot Sauce.

  4. Albert says:

    Thanks for the review, but I don’ really understand why people would only use 1 drop in their food. I use 30 drops in my chili (I also use 1 chili-can of water) and it’s nice and hot but certainly not too hot.
    The most I tried was 3 drops right in my mouth and my ears started to hurt lol.

    But a good starter sauce nonetheless in the REAL hot sauce league.

  5. I agree with Albert…If you eat chicken nuggets, 1 drop per nugget you have the taste and the heat…I think I’m going to move on, perhaps 357…

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