It’s #NationalHotSauceDay + Here’s a Sauce So Spicy, It’s Bottled in Jet Engine Material
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It’s #NationalHotSauceDay + Here’s a Sauce So Spicy, It’s Bottled in Jet Engine Material

We know there’s a winter storm headed toward the east coast, but are you ready for things to get hot, hot, hot? If you were all alight at the announcement of to-go Sriracha packets, then you can add a little spice by celebrating National Hot Sauce Day! In honor of the holiday, General Electric (yes, the people who make your lightbulbs) and men’s lifestyle brand Thrillist have joined forces to make today even more fiery. They’ve create a sauce so spicy, it needs jet engine super materials to enclose the intense heat.

In order to contain the tongue-titillating sauce, a special packing was created in the GE’s Global Research Centers’ labs using technology and materials that are usually reserved to handle the hottest substances in the world. The bottles will be made of Silicon Carbide (SiC) which is one of the hardest materials in the world, and nickel-based superalloy, which is a key element in the world’s most powerful gas turbine.

Made in collaboration with High River Sauces, the hot sauce uses the hottest peppers on the planet, the Trinidad Moruga Scorpion. The pepper’s name alone is enough to make you sweat, and it rates up there at more than 1.2 million Scoville heat units. To give you a scope of exactly how spicy that is, the ordinary jalapeño ranks about 2500 to 8000 on the same scale, and regulation pepper spray in the US comes in at around two million to 5.3 million. YEAH.

Are you brave enough to take on the ultimate hot sauce? A limited run of just 1,000 sauces will be exclusively sold on Thrillist.com later this spring.

How are you celebrating National Hot Sauce Day? Tell us @BritandCo!

(Photo via GE + Thrillist)