Thrillist and GE Introduce a Hot Sauce So Hot, It’s Packaged in Jet Engine Super Materials

Only 1,000 sauces will be sold exclusively on later this spring

The hot sauce is made with one of the hottest peppers on Earth: the Trinidad Moruga Scorpion.

In celebration of National Hot Sauce Day, Thrillist and GE have teamed up to create their own ultimate hot sauce. With the help of High River Sauces, Thrillist and GE created a hot sauce using one of the hottest peppers on Earth, the Trinidad Moruga Scorpion, which has a mean of more than 1.2 million Scoville heat units, according to a release. Only 1,000 hot sauces will be sold exclusively on, later this spring.

GE, the “leading authority on what it takes to contain the hottest substances in the world,” specially engineered a hot sauce bottle for the collaboration. The bottle’s design will feature Silicon Carbide (SiC) and nickel-based superalloys. SiC, one of the hardest materials in the world, is a key component of ceramic matrix composites. GE ceramic matrix composites engineered from this material are two-thirds lighter, stronger than metal at high temperatures, and able to withstand 2,400 degrees Fahrenheit. Nickel-based superalloys, a key element in GE’s 9HA gas turbine, are engineered to maintain super strength and resist oxidation.


For the hot sauce itself, GE and Thrillist worked with Hot Sauce Hall of Fame founder, High River Sauces owner, and New York City and California Hot Sauce Expo organizer Steve Seabury. Seabury was chosen to help bring the idea of a hot sauce “supreme in both heat and flavor” to life.