The Last Dab: Apollo joins the Hot Ones lineup as the new king of Mt. Scoville, hero of hot sauces, and crusher of celebrities and chilliheads alike. The Apollo Pepper has been carefully bred and nurtured by Guinness World Record holding chilli breeder Smokin’ Ed Currie of Puckerbutt Pepper Co from prized strains of his famed Carolina Reaper and Pepper X. The Apollo brings this heritage to new heights of capsaicin, packing a more concentrated punch than any of its forebears. The flavour of The Apollo comes from the sweetness of Carolina Reaper, tinged with the earthiness of Pepper X - it’s a culinary powerhouse. The heat profile of The Apollo Pepper is akin to having your head slowly lit aflame. You feel the fire consume your entire skull, your tongue smoulders, burning tears pour from your eyes. And then, five minutes later, the ride is over, your heart rate returns to normal, the panic subsides. This pepper is like no other.
The Last Dab: Apollo is the only sauce in the world made with the Apollo Pepper. This sauce is made from only The Apollo Pepper and very little vinegar. The pepper takes three forms in this sauce: fresh peppers, dried peppers, and distilled pepper oil (made using CO2 extraction, similar to how the highest quality essential oils are made).
Heat Level: Extreme
The Last Dab Apollo likely has a Scoville rating of 2.5 million+ SHUs, though an official rating has yet to be announced.