NMSU begins selling hot sauce with a real kick

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - The New Mexico State University Chile Pepper Institute on March 4 began selling the Holy Jolokia Taco Sauce. It was unveiled over the weekend at the National Fiery Foods and Barbeque sauce in Albuquerque - the largest spicy foods show in the world.

The sauce is made with the Bhut Jolokia chile pepper which have a heat rating of more one million scoville heat units - about one hundred times hotter than the jalapeno.  The Bhut Jolokia is considered the second hottest chile in the world.  The Trinidad Maruga Scorpion Chile is the hottest on the planet with a heat rating of two million scoville heat units.  

"All are made with the hottest peppers.  we make them to be comfortable so they taste good, they have a good heat level," said Erica Sichler with the NMSU Chile Pepper Institute. "It's kind of a race around the world right now. Everyone wants to have the hottest pepper. In America alone there are tons of people that are trying for that hottest pepper."

Sichler said he crew that does all of our seed extractions have to wear hazmat suits so it's pretty hot.

"You don't want to touch it with your bare hands.....the raw pepper."

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