Truff Joins the Dark Side with This Limited-Edition Darth Vader-Inspired Hot Sauce

It's Truff's hottest hot sauce yet.

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Truff is looking to turn hot sauce fans to the Dark Side with the launch of a hot sauce inspired by the Dark Lord himself, Darth Vader.

The California-based truffle condiment brand partnered with Lucasfilm to create Dark Side Hot Sauce, a “meticulously crafted blend inspired by the menacing nature and powerful mystique of Darth Vader.”

That’s a lot for a hot sauce to live up to. According to Truff, the sauce is its hottest hot sauce yet with a “symphony of flavors that eclipses anything the brand has crafted before.”

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To make the Sith Lord-worthy sauce, Truff added ghost pepper essence to its signature black winter truffle sauce. Ghost peppers are one of the hottest out there, so you might need a few Jedi mind tricks to make it through all that spice, which has a Scoville Heat Units (SHU) range of 800,000 to 1 million.

For young SHU jedis, the SHU range of a sauce represents how many times the concentration of capsaicinoids will need to be diluted before you won’t be able to taste them anymore.

For a little context, a mild pepper such as your typical bell pepper typically has a range of 50 to 2,500; while a medium one like cayenne has between 2,500 to 30,000; a hot one is at 30,000 to 100,000; and extra hot peppers such as ghost peppers and the Carolina reaper can go as high as 100,000 to well over a million.

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“Truff has always merged pop culture with culinary experiences in an effort to weave unexpected narratives into our flavor creations,” Nick Ajluni, cofounder and co-CEO at Truff said in a statement announcing the collaboration. “Collaborating with Lucasfilm to incorporate elements of the legendary Star Wars saga into this product is a manifestation of this commitment, where we aim to craft more than just a hot sauce — we aim to create an immersive culinary adventure that resonates with Star Wars fans and hot sauce aficionados alike.

The 6-ounce bottle is matte black and has a cap in the shape of Lord Vader’s helmet, and is stowed inside a collectible gift box with the Star Wars logo on the front. The sauce came to be through an exclusive partnership between Truff and IGN Entertainment.

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Star Wars isn’t the only brand Truff has partnered with. Previously the company has collaborated with fashion brands, as well as Clorox Company’s Hidden Valley to make a Truffle Ranch Dressing. In October of last year, the makers of Oprah’s go-to hot sauce also joined forces with Popeyes for the Spicy Truff Chicken Sandwich, which brought together the chain’s iconic menu item with a spicy mayo, infused with black winter truffle.

Fans who want to snag a bottle of Dark Side hot sauce can get one from the IGN store. Bottles of the Star Wars Dark Side Hot Sauce will cost $39.99 each. And if you get a bottle of Vader’s sauce, may the force be with you when it comes to surviving it.

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