Mad Dog 38 Special is a pure pepper extract (which is not the same thing as a hot sauce) made from HPLC-certified capsaicin registered at 3 million Scoville Heat Units. Considering that most pepper sprays range from 2 million to 5 million SHU, it's clear that Mad Dog 38 Special should be handled with caution. This pepper extract is not recommended for direct consumption and should only be used by the drop diluted within recipes, such as soups, chillis, sauces, and the like. Use at your own risk.
Heat Rating: Extreme (pure pepper extract)
Estimated Scoville Unit Rating: 3 million SHU
WARNING: DO NOT CONSUME DIRECTLY. MAD DOG 38 SPECIAL, 2 MILLION SHU IS A FOOD ADDITIVE ONLY.