Our degrees of Heat

The Heat Levels of the Chili Mafia

In order to determine the appropriate sauce and its Heat Level, you can use this Heat Level guide! Do not forget: The perception of spiciness is individual and not everyone “tastes” spiciness equally. And: Chilis are a natural product: Depending on cultivation and growing conditions, the Heat Levela fresh chili pepper can vary

Our Chilimafia Heat Scale

  • LOWHeat Level 1-2 : Mild – Was there something?)

The Heat Level “Mild” is for those of you who have never dealt with spicy food … Until now! The addiction takes its course. Ideal for beginners.

  • MEDIUM SHARP Heat Level 3-5 : Estimated 3,000 – 30,000 SHU*

With this heat level we slowly start talking about spicy (but only very quietly ūüėČ . The medium level is for those of you who only occasionally deal with or use chilies and spiciness. But do not despair – after a few months of practice, you will soon not even feel the sharpness right away, and you will get to the next heat level:

  • HUMANELYHeat Level 6-8 : Hot (Estimated 40,000 – 100,000 SHU* )

Here you need already a certain experience in the matter of chilis and heat. Occasional spicy eaters still get through well here, and experience pure pleasure. For beginners, this Sch√§rfegrad is already a bit too high, but the pain threshold has not yet been reached. You can try and test limits(See “Drip technique“).

  • CRIMINALLY HOT – Heat level 9-10 – Very Hot (Estimated from 100,000 SHU *)

Oh yeah, this is no longer fun. Although we work only with fresh chilies and use absolutely no extracts or other tricks, the hot sauces are really hot even without additives! They should only be used by connoisseurs who are experienced in spiciness. It really really burns in the throat!.

Important: Although we have had to deal with young naturals – I’m thinking of various 10-year-olds who had absolutely no problem with even the hottest sauces (always with their parents’ permission, of course) – the sauces do not belong within reach of children!

*“Scoville Heat Units”