Created by David “Mad Dog” Ashley, the sauce lays claim to being the world’s hottest, boasting a tongue-singeing 750,000 scoville heat units. These units indicate the amount of capsaicin present in a sauce with capsaicin being the heat-producing component in chili peppers.
Gretchen Vogel pounds her fists on the table and stamps her feet on the floor. Tears fall from her eyes and sweat drips on her brow.
Vogel is being tortured, but the pain is self-inflicted as the Somerville resident is competing in a hot wing eating contest at Jake’s Dixie Roadhouse in Waltham.