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If you’re a fan of spicy foods, you’ll definitely want to visit Pepper Palace during your next vacation in Gatlinburg, Tennessee! This hugely popular shop offers over 2,000 hot sauces as well as salsas, BBQ sauces, wing sauces, mustards, jams, jellies, and many other dips, marinades, and seasonings. Pepper Palace is famous for its free samples and tortilla chips, so you can try before you buy.
To help you make the most of your next getaway, Visit My Smokies has put together a guide to everything you need to know about visiting Pepper Palace in Gatlinburg TN.
Pepper Palace Locations Around Gatlinburg TN
Pepper Palace has three convenient locations in the Smoky Mountain area: at the Mountain Mall, The Village Shops, and The Island in Pigeon Forge. The shop at the Mountain Mall is the largest spicy themed retail location in the world! In addition to the stores mentioned above, you can also stop by Pepper Palace’s corporate headquarters in Sevierville.
Pepper Palace was founded in Wisconsin in 1989, but the company has been based in Sevier County since 1997. Here are the addresses for the Pepper Palace stores around Gatlinburg:
Gatlinburg Mountain Mall
611 Parkway, Suite D-10
Gatlinburg, TN 37738
(865) 436 – 5577
634 Parkway, Suite 11
Gatlinburg, TN 37738
(865) 430 – 1515
The Island in Pigeon Forge
131 Island Drive, Building D, Suite 9132
Pigeon Forge, TN 37863
(865) 365 – 1116
3275 Newport Highway
Sevierville, TN 37876
(865) 429 – 4277
Sample the Hottest Sauces on the Planet
When you visit Pepper Palace in Gatlinburg TN, you’ll have the chance to try some of the most intense hot sauces on Earth. These sauces are so hot that you’ll need to sign a waiver before you sample them – seriously! Here are a few of the most talked about hot sauces at Pepper Palace:
The 2nd Dimension is billed as The Hottest Sauce in the Universe, and that is definitely not an exaggeration! This sauce is made with 40 pounds of ghost pepper, which is considered the world’s hottest chili pepper (400 times hotter than tabasco sauce). The 2nd Dimension is notorious for its long-lasting burn. Some Pepper Palace guests report feeling the sauce’s effects a full 30 minutes after eating it!
Flashbang is a sauce made from Ghost, Habanero, Moruga Scorpion, and Reaper Peppers, the four hottest peppers known to man. As if that wasn’t enough, Flashbang also features pure concentrated chili extract. The result is a hot sauce that rates around 5 million on the Scoville scale! Flashbang’s burn lasts for about eight minutes, with a peak that is guaranteed to have you sweating like a pig.
Guests who are brave enough to try this sauce will walk away with a special sticker and a great story to tell. If you’re truly adventurous, you can take Pepper Palace’s “Wall of Flame Challenge”: a taste of Flashbang with the store’s Nasal Napalm.
You can watch YouTube user Hatsana sample Flashbang for the first time in the video below:
Other Great Places to Shop in Gatlinburg
In addition to Pepper Palace in Gatlinburg TN, there are hundreds of other wonderful stores in the Smoky Mountain area. To start planning your next vacation, check out our complete guide to shopping in Gatlinburg!