It's been my experience that any hot sauce with a nasty-looking snake on the bottle -- Vicious Viper and Black Mamba both come to mind -- is a hot sauce to be handled very carefully and treated with respect. Venom Xtreme Hot Sauce is true to form -- in fact, it now sits at #7 on our list of hottest hot sauces, above the ultra-hot Mad Dog .357 and just below Dave's Insanity Private Reserve, the 2008 edition of which features the jolokia or "ghost" pepper. As you can gather from this information, Venom Xtreme Hot Sauce is lethally hot and is not for the hot sauce newbie. Made with habanero peppers and generously supplemented with chile extract to rev up the firepower, Venom Xtreme is an ultra-hot food additive, intended to be used in cooking as an ingredient and not directly on food like an ordinary hot sauce. Trust me, you'll only need to add a drop or two of this baby to a big vat of chili or other family-size recipe, and the end result will be outrageously hot -- which is a good thing if you're a serious chilehead. If you enjoy making your own Jamaican-style jerk marinades at home and prefer them to be super-hot, then Venom is your ideal additive to rev up the heat, especially since its spices are reminiscent of Caribbean flavors.
If you or someone you know is a hot sauce collector, or a herpetologist (a snake expert), or a hardcore fiery foods fanatic, then Venom Xtreme Hot Sauce is a great addition to the collection or shelf. Best of all, it's currently on sale at the Carolina Sauce Company online store, as are several other hot sauces and other zesty products.