When many hot sauce enthusiasts think spicy they may automatically conjured up thoughts of Dave's Insanity Hot Sauce, a spicy concoction that once held the title of "hottest sauce in the world." While Dave's Insanity may no longer hold the title of "hottest," consumers gravitating toward all things spicy and fiery still hold a special place in their hearts for this insanely flame-worthy sauce.
The History of Dave's Insanity Hot Sauce
The hot sauce industry began to take off in the late 1980's accompanying the emergence of the Fiery Foods and Barbecue Show, an event showcasing both fiery and barbecue related items alike. While the Fiery event highlighted spicy foods, Dave's Insanity Hot Sauce was soon banned because of its insanely spices, provoking even more attention to be drawn toward the sauce.
Before being banned from the Fiery Foods Show, Dave's Insanity Hot Sauce began meagerly, within the walls of a small Restaurant: Burrito Madness. According to Dave, the sauce was created as a way to quiet obnoxious and loud restaurant patrons who frequented Burrito Madness late at night. Serving his spicy concoctions, Dave discovered that his patrons were much less rambunctious after consuming his newly created Insanity Hot Sauce.
While Dave's Insanity Hot Sauce is famous for its fiery flavor, its cult like following has also been sparked by the hilarity and antics of Dave, himself. In fact, the sauce has been said to have earned it name after Dave showcased the madness of consuming the flaming sauce by wearing a straight jacket.
What Makes Dave's Insanity Hot Sauce So Hot?
During the period when Dave's Insanity Hot Sauce was initially introduced, hot sauce was characterized by the use of spicy habanero peppers as the ingredient used to give sauces on the market a kick. But while habaneros are spicy, Dave introduced a sauce that changed the way consumers view spiciness. Instead of focusing on habaneros, Dave's Insanity Hot Sauce used Capsaicin extract, making it much hotter than the hottest hot sauce that was, then, available.
The active ingredient in chili peppers, Capsaicin extract is a concentrated version of what makes chili peppers spicy. The use of the ingredient in Dave's Insanity Hot Sauce took fiery hot sauce to a whole new level, giving hot sauce enthusiasts something to be excited about.
New Products and Expansion
Despite the popularity and extreme following of Dave's Insanity Hot Sauce, Dave's has also begun to introduce an array of specialty sauces and condiments that have gained notoriety for their spice, flavor and quality. From habanero mustard to specialty pasta sauces, Dave's has expanded to include a variety of delicious sauces that can tantalize the taste buds, even if insanely hot, hot sauce isn't your cup of tea.
Characterized by the fresh ingredients incorporated into the diverse products available and creativity of both the packaging and the combinations showcased, Dave's offers special, quality condiments and foods that can be purchased from around the globe.
While new products have been introduced by Dave's, the company continues to focus on the popularity of its notorious hot sauce that began the fiery craze in the 90's. Special commemorative varieties take the Insanity Sauce to an even spicier level. Even higher levels of the Capsaicin extract that sparked the creation of Dave's hot sauce empire continue to grow, enticing hot sauce lovers who find joy in the pain associated with spicy, fiery flavors.