These nuts are very spicy right out of the gate. I think they are hotter than any others on the market right now. The only problem is that, to me, they aren't hot enough! I have cooked my taste buds with Satans Blood, Ground Zero, and Pure Lava, so regular hotsauce is like ketchup to me. If they made a Ground Zero peanut, I would be in 7th Heaven! As for "Da Bomb" nuts, they have a great flavor and I would tell anyone to go for it! Overall, they are 5 of 5 for flavor and quality!