What is the "Scoville Scale" and how are chile peppers and hot sauce heat ratings determined ?

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Based out of Rochester, NY, Peppernutz has searched the world over to provide our customers the most mouth-watering hot pepper sauces and fiery foods that will either tickle your tongue... or burn it off! 

We have the worlds hottest hot sauces, chile pepper extracts, and fiery foods that hit every spectrum of the Scoville Scale. 

Come check out our online store to browse our hot sauce catalog and enjoy our everyday low prices and sales!

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- We have one of the largest catalogs of hot sauces and fiery foods
- We focus on carrying both small-batch gourmet hot sauces, as well as, the large production national products

- We offer the most competitive prices on the web and in retail stores

- We provide same day processing, no handling fees, and discounted FedEx shipping
- We promote healthy living and are growing our base of organic, all-natural, gluten-free, and kosher products
- We have an awesome small-batch Private Label hot sauce program
​- For our local community... we are buiding our local warehouse to carry Rochester, NY and Regional fiery foods

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We have a huge inventory of hot pepper sauces and fiery foods including these top searched for items:

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The Scoville Scale is the measurement of the pungency (spicy heat) of chile peppers or other spicy foods as reported in Scoville heat units (SHU) a function of the capsaicin concentration. The scale is named after its creator, American pharmacist Wilbur Scoville(right). His method, devised in 1912, is known as the Scoville Organoleptic Test which is a measurement of the capsaicin concentration.

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Moe Mountain Hot Sauce 

PepperNutz is very excited to finally add this hot sauce to our emporium after months of selling it at the public market. This is Moe Mountains signature hot sauce and is ripping with such a unique flavor - it's a must try for any chilehead!

We love to visit with local businesses in rochester, buffalo & syracuse to hold gourmet hot sauce tasting sessions.

We welcome any businesses, charities, and special events planners.

Visit our "Private Label" page for more details

Voodoo Chile Sauces - Pyscho Tropic

Hot Sauce Review By Bill Moore​

Sam Soloman's Sumpn' Hot Sauce

Hot Sauce Review by Bill Moore

Heartbreaking Dawn's - Fervor Reaper

Hot Sauce Review by Bill Moore

(Click on any hot sauce or fiery food to see it in our store)

We are frequently asked:

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History of the scoville scale

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Carolina Reaper Eating Contest

A Rochester, NY favorite which continues to clear the local retail shelves fast. 

These hot sauces are winning over our regional market like a true champ!

Tongue Puncher Hot Sauces

CaJohns  Fiery Foods - Frostbite

Hot Sauce Review by Ted Barrus

Heartbreaking Dawn's - The Green Verde
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Peppernutz also provides Gift Basket services!

You customize with any of our hot sauces and fiery foods from our catalog and we'll personalize and ship direct to your location of choice.

Call for details @ 1-855-PEP-NUTZ   -   Local Rochester Delivery is Free!!!

Our Hot Sauce & Fiery Foods Catalog Includes:

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Hot sauce trends - The top searches from our chile-head community:

High Falls Habanero

The Answer:

Ghost Fusion

Rum Runner

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some of our favorite hot sauce reviews & videos...

High River Sauces - Grapes of Wrath

Hot Sauce Review By Zin The Phoenix

High River Sauces - Foo Foo Mama Choo

Hot Sauce Review By Zin The Phoenix

Voodoo Chile Sauces - Porcus Infernum
Hot Sauce Review By Bill Moore​

Fat Cat "Cat in Heat" 

Hot Sauce Review By Bill Moore

High River Sauces - Foo Foo Mama Choo Hot Sauce Review by Bill Moore

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Scott Roberts (Chile-Head Extraodinaire) has created the most comprehensive Scoville Scale chart and tool of popular hot sauces and hot peppers. See Scott's chart here.

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​​At PepperNutz.com we have something for everyone... we carry products at all heat levels frommild-to-wild!

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Moe Mountain Hot Sauce

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