Hot Ones is a YouTube sensation that has taken the internet by storm. It is produced by First We Feast and Complex Media and is hosted by Sean Evans.
First debuting in March 2015 the show’s format consists of host Sean Evans interviewing a celebrity guest while both eat 10 chicken wings, each served with a progressively hotter hot sauce and culminating in The Last Dab, a sauce produced by Hot Ones themselves with a Scoville rating of 2,000,000+ units. The Last Dab was developed by legendary chilehead Smokin’ Ed Currie of PuckerButt Pepper Co., the creator of the infamous Carolina Reaper, the world’s hottest pepper.
The show’s tagline, stated by Evans at the beginning of each episode, is “The show with hot questions, and even hotter wings.”
As of 21 May 2022 there has been seventeen seasons of Hot Ones produced with a total of 254 episodes. In 2018 Hot Ones won Best Non-Fiction Series at the Streamy Awards and the episodes on YouTube have been viewed more than a billion times in total.
The Season 18 Lineup of Hot Ones hot sauces was announced by Sean Evans on 20 May 2022 with the first episode of Hot Ones Season 18 scheduled to premiere on Thursday, 26 May.
Each season the lineup of hot sauces is changed with new sauces introduced, although some sauces have appeared in multiple seasons, notably Mad Dog 357, Blair’s Mega Death Sauce, Hot Ones The Classic Hot Sauce, Hot Ones Los Calientes Hot Sauce, Da’ Bomb Beyond Insanity and, of course, the sauce in the perennial ten spot, Hot Ones The Last Dab.
In November 2019 Hot Ones: The Game Show, also hosted by Sean Evans, was announced by WarnerMedia’s TruTV with a release date scheduled for early 2020. The first episode was broadcast on 18 February 2020.
Hot Ones: The Game Show takes place in “The Pepperdome” where two-person teams of contestants go head to head, competing through three rounds of pop-culture trivia questions while also eating hot wings. The winning team then moves to the final round, “The Ring of Fire”, where they play a password game in the hope of winning the $25,000 grand prize.
Three new hot sauces were created especially for Hot Ones: The Game Show; Brain Burner, Eye of the Scorpion and The Constrictor. Heatonist enlisted tattoo artists Natalia Garcia Briceno, Matthew Henning and BJ Betts to bring to life the label art for each of the three sauces.
On a scale of 1-10, Brain Burner rates an 8, Eye of the Scorpion a 9 and The Constrictor a 10. Initially, Heatonist did not announce official Scoville ratings for these three new hot sauces. However, a year after its release, Eye of the Scorpion was added to the Hot Ones Season 14 Lineup in the number nine spot with a Scoville rating of 676,000 SHU.
Below we have assembled a complete list of all the hot sauces featured on the Hot Ones YouTube series, along with their rating in Scoville Heat Units (SHU). Many of these sauces are available for purchase at Sauce Mania.
Yes, it's that time again folks. A new season of Hot Ones is upon us. It's time to start grilling some chicken wings and gathering up your hot sauces in anticipation of another season of celebrity humiliation at the hands of a new lineup of hot sauces from makers both old and new. There's something for everyone in the ten hot sauces that constitute the Season 18 Hot Sauce Lineup, so keep reading for the lowdown on the new sauce...
It's 2022 and by now you all know the drill. New year, new season of your favourite YouTube series, Hot Ones!
Sean Evans has just revealed the Season 17 Hot Ones lineup of sauces and there are a number of familiar hot sauce makers among this season's hot sauces. There are also some exciting newcomers, including one from the land Down Under. Season 17 is looking very promising indeed.
That's right folks, it's that time again. Time for a brand new season of Hot Ones and time for a new lineup of Hot Ones hot sauces.
Season 16 of Hot Ones is just around the corner, so it's time to get familiar with the front end hot sauces that will be luring all the new celebrity guests into a false sense of security, and the back end hot sauces that will be making them wish they never agreed to appear on Hot Ones in the first...
The Hot Ones Season 15 Hot Sauce Lineup
Welcome back, baby! Yes, it's that time again. Time for a new series of Hot Ones and time for a new lineup of celebrity guests to feel the pain of the infamous Wings of Death.
In a just released YouTube video, Hot Ones host Sean Evan...
The Hot Ones Season 14 Hot Sauce Lineup
A new year means a new Hot Ones hot sauce lineup and 2021 is no different. The Season 14 sauces have just been revealed by host Sean Evans and it looks like this season may be the hottest one so far.
There's a good mix of fresh faces and familiar sau...
The Hot Ones Season 13 Hot Sauce Lineup (minus Da’ Bomb Beyond Insanity)
Almost immediately after the end of Season 12, Sean Evans has announced the hot sauce lineup for Hot Ones Season 13. Out with the old, in with the new. No time to waste. The new season of Hot Ones is coming very soon.
Season 13 brings a few s...
The Hot Ones Season 12 Hot Sauce Lineup (minus Da' Bomb Beyond Insanity)
Sean Evans has just revealed the Hot Ones Season 12 hot sauce lineup and this season it features two hot sauce bottles with the Grim Reaper raising his sickle. A very ominous sign indeed. The dreaded Carolina Reaper is set to torture some new celebrities in the very near future.
Torchbearer Sauces are one of the world's most widely recognised brands of hot sauces, BBQ sauce and wing sauces due to their reputation for producing some of the hottest, most delicious all-natural hot sauces on the market. Not to mention that four of their sauces have featured on various seasons of First We Feast's incredibly popular YouTube series, Hot Ones.
The Hot Ones Season 11 Hot Sauce Lineup
Sean Evans has revealed the Hot Ones Season 11 Lineup of hot sauces to be featured in the new season of Hot Ones scheduled to begin on Thursday, 6 February.
Unlike last season when Hot Ones featured hot sauces from some of their favourite hot sauce makers from previous Hot ...