World’s Hottest Pepper in New Sauce

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The Ashley Food Company has just released Mad Dog 357 Scorpion, a hot sauce that boasts the world’s hottest chili pepper, the Trinidad Moruga Scorpion, as well as superior flavor. The company, not content to cast its lot with unreliable suppliers, is growing the Scorpion peppers and five others Chilies right in Massachusetts.

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We recognize that hot sauce is a food, and food ought to be flavorful. If you’re gonna endure that burn, you ought to be rewarded with great taste.

The Ashley Food Company, founded by Sudbury, Massachusetts hot sauce guru David Ashley, has just unveiled its Mad Dog 357 Scorpion hot sauce (, which incorporates the world’s hottest pepper, the Trinidad Moruga Scorpion pepper.

"Our customers demand the hottest of the hot, and the Scorpion is the reigning champion," says David Ashley, founder and president of Ashley Foods. "But we’re about more than heat. We recognize that hot sauce is a food, and food ought to be flavorful. If you’re gonna endure that burn, you ought to be rewarded with great taste."

Ashley wants to be in control of the quality and quantity of the Scorpion peppers—and any others—he puts into his products, so he’s growing them in Massachusetts with the help of local greenhouses and an agricultural school.

Mad Dog 357 Scorpion is a Caribbean-style hot sauce that blends spices and other fine peppers to produce a full-bodied flavor that complements the intense heat of the Scorpion pepper. How intense? The Scorpion pepper tips the Scoville Scale (the international standard measure of chili pepper heat) at 2,000,000+ units--800 times hotter than Tobasco sauce!

"This sauce is like nothing you’ve ever eaten," says Ashley. "Beneath the endorphin-producing burn and the pain—oh, the pain—is a unique sweet-hot flavor that delivers intense flavor to your taste buds."

As an added bonus for heat-seekers, Mad Dog 357 Scorpion combines the Scorpion pepper with the previous world’s hottest sauce, the Bhut Jalukia “Ghost Pepper” (1,000,000+ on the Scoville Scale), and the popular Peri Peri pepper, along with vinegar, evaporated cane juice, garlic, onion and other spices.

The Ashley Food Company was founded by David Ashley in 1990—after Ashley had spent five years making Mad Dog hot sauce in his Brighton, Massachusetts kitchen. The company still makes it products in hand-measured batches that are cooked with loving care. Ashley Food uses only the finest all natural ingredients, importing peppers and spices from all over the world as well as growing them locally. The company’s products have won enthusiastic reviews and multiple national hot sauce awards. Ashley has also had partnerships with Joe Perry of Aerosmith and Bob Weir of the Grateful Dead, producing products such as Joe Perry’s Rock Your World Boneyard Brew Hot Sauce and a line of Wok Sauces with Bob Weir.

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