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Spicy exchange / 2022

This hot sauce auctions for $200 or more

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Why would anyone pay $200 for hot sauce!?

There are some cult classic spicy foods, so sometimes people are willing to pay obscene amounts for limited edition and rare sauces.

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The hot sauce we're talking about is Mountain Dew Hot Sauce — yep, you read that right. A mash-up between the soda + hot sauce.

What hot sauce is that expensive?

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What's the backstory?

In 2020, Mountain Dew partnered with Joe Embiid and iBurn to releas a co-branded hot sauce that combined the flavors of Mountain Dew with a spicy habanero hot sauce.

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The exact Scoville rating was never released for Mountain Dew hot sauce. But we do know it is supposed to be HOT. Habanero hot sauces range from 5,000-50,000 SHU, so we guess it's close to 50,000 SHU.

How hot is it?

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Why is it so expensive?

Only 500 bottles of Mountain Dew Hot Sauce were ever made, making it extremely rare. Plus, Mountain Dew carries huge cult brand loyalty!

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eBay is the only place we've seen that still has any Mountain Dew Hot Sauce — but there are only a few bottles left. Swipe up to see the auction listings for this cult classic.

Where to buy it

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Next up: Flamin' Hot Mountain Dew!

Mountain Dew isn't done with their spicy adventures, and released a new Flamin' Hot Mountain Dew spicy soda in 2022. Swipe up to read the story.

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