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What is Lava Lips? Better yet, what are Lava Lips since we like to think of it in the plural? Lava Lips are the culmination of rolling heat arriving on the coattails of desired flavor that only a good hot sauce can provide. This eruption of taste explodes through each pore of one’s mouth, the preheat setting having met it’s intended target. The lips inflate with rushing blood, the overflow of heat sweating out around the edges. The tongue passes over the burn in a futile attempt to cool, even if only for its own sake. This sensory sensation is what we refer to as Lava Lips.
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Wikipedia defines the Scoville Scale as:

“the measurement of the pungency (spicy heat) of chili peppers or other spicy foods as reported in Scoville heat units (SHU), a function of capsaicin concentration. The scale is named after its creator, American pharmacist Wilbur Scoville. His method, devised in 1912, is known as the Scoville Organoleptic Test.”

Unlike methods based on high-performance liquid chromatography, the Scoville scale is an empirical measurement dependent on the capsaicin sensitivity of testers and so is not a precise or accurate method to measure capsaicinoid concentration.”

Got it? No? That’s why there’s a diagram… See below.

For more information on the Scoville Scale, click here.