Let’s talk about something that is really scary – the fear of heat. Do you think you can withstand this fear? Let’s see when i tell you what I’ve found.
First up – the Jalapeño. I’m sure you have heard of this lovely creature. On the heat scale, it’s three out of four peppers being hot. It’s origin is Mexico and these days they are grown everywhere. You can find them in cheese dips, wrapped with bacon and stuffed with cream cheese, in salsa, in chili – it’s unlimited. Most peeps can withstand the heat on this one… most.
Then we move up to the fierce red Habanero. The Habanero is a variety of chili pepper. On the heat scale, it’s five out of five peppers being exceptionally hot. A ripe Habanero is bright red where a unripened Habanero is green. So you see, they color as they mature into their full potential. They can also come in different colors – look for the beautiful orange. The Habanero comes from the Amazonas region and from there spread throughout Mexico.
Whereas you might enter a contest to be dared to eat a Jalapeño and survive the contest, you might want to think twice about a contest eating a Habanero. Mom has said once that she believes the Habanero was made by the devil himself because he thought all other peppers were ‘tame’.
I’m sure you have heard about these two famous peppers. But let’s go deeper my friends. Are you ready for the fear? How about wrapping your lips around a Ghost Pepper? Maybe your lips shouldn’t touch this pepper. The Ghost Pepper originates in India. On the heat scale, the Ghost Pepper is also five peppers out of five peppers being exceptionally hot. In 2007, the Guinness World Records certified that the Ghost Pepper was the world’s hottest chili pepper – 400 times hotter than Tabasco sauce. Can you wrap your lips around that?
And you probably thought I could stop right there with the fear of heat in peppers. But I can’t. I found one more for you to fear. Are you shaking yet? Let me introduce you to the hottest pepper these days – The Carolina Reaper Pepper. Okay it’s called the Reaper – does that not tell you anything? You are certain for death eating this bad boy – fear it! The Reaper is officially the world’s hottest pepper by the Guinness World Records. It is a cross between a Pakastani Naga pepper and a Red Habanero. Can you just feel the heat over your lips, down your throat to the deep pits of your stomach?
Is today’s post scary enough for you my friends or do I need to start making some brownies for you… of course with these peppers? Happy eats my friends.
10/03/2016 at 12:34 pm
I once confused green jalapenos with green beans…. my mouth was on fire like the deepest hell…. and the next day I had the hell again… not in my mouth…. uuuuh!
10/03/2016 at 2:52 pm
Snorts with piggy laughter. I feel you brother. Mom’s brothers use to hide jalapenos in her green beans. To this day, she still checks her beans before eating them. XOXO – Bacon
Tails Around the Ranch
10/03/2016 at 2:52 pm
Living in Colorado and enjoying a tasty Mexican dinner plate on more than one occasion, I LOVE peppers. Love em also in Indian food and those bad boys can set your head on fire! But I do try to keep ’em from being in the “hoot-‘n-holler” category. Hey, I’m no ordinary fool…but do love me spice and a little heat on various dishes now and then. 🌶
10/03/2016 at 2:54 pm
You are our new idol 🙂 Mom likes things heated but I don’t think she is ready for the Carolina Reaper just yet… maybe one day though. XOXO – Bacon
Tails Around the Ranch
10/03/2016 at 2:58 pm
Yeah, me either. I can barely handle a Serrano, and would never try a Habanero unless it had a whole lot of stuff mixed with it. My son used to grow those bad boys and just touching them and then your skin would create a big-time burn!
10/03/2016 at 3:54 pm
WOW! We’ve watched shows on television where restaurants just use the ghost peppers to make hot wings – the people that try them usually go out with just one. Can you imagine how hot they are? XOXO – Bacon
10/03/2016 at 4:10 pm
Ice cream is a good side dessert after anything hot! But I’m not a hot kinda girl. I’m a wimp. 😔
10/03/2016 at 4:19 pm
Licks my piggy lips. Did you say ice cream? Snorts – I’m so there! XOXO – Bacon
10/03/2016 at 8:14 pm
It’s so good, Caramel Toffee. 😊 🤗
10/04/2016 at 11:50 am
Pleading look on my piggy face. I.must.have.some. I’m off to right this down on mom’s market list for this weekend. It sounds heavenly! XOXO – Bacon
10/04/2016 at 12:07 pm
It’s from Schwanns, do they have trucks in Georgia?
10/04/2016 at 12:25 pm
I asked mom and she said YES! It’s been such a LONG time since she ordered anything from Schwanns. She must look them up again. Thanks my sweet friend. XOXO – Bacon
10/03/2016 at 5:24 pm
Interesting about the Carolina Reaper Pepper . Pretty sure we will say away from those dudes !
10/04/2016 at 10:25 am
Amen to that! There is no way I want to go anywhere near that one. It just sounds like the devil! XOXO – Bacon
10/03/2016 at 5:55 pm
Ah, I’m from New orleans. That heat are just getting started. 🙂 This is coming from a guy and family who puts some kind of heat on our oatmeal.
10/04/2016 at 11:48 am
Oh my – gulps. In your oatmeal? Oh dear. You are the winner of the heat limit my dear friend. XOXO – Bacon
10/04/2016 at 6:10 pm
You know being a Southerner, hot sauce doesn’t need to overly hot to give you right taste. We make grits with sausage, eggs and cheese and dose it with Crystal. Mmmmmmm…. 🙂
10/05/2016 at 9:26 am
Okay that does sound slightly intriguing. I may have to try that here at the Hotel Thompson – Bacon’s DAD
10/05/2016 at 11:21 am
I bet you eat something like that when you go out for breakfast.
10/05/2016 at 11:52 am
Snorts. Well as far as my piggy self. I’m happy as a clam when mom makes me her famous spinach cheese omelet. Of course, sometimes daddy says mom cooks for me more than him – HA HA XOXO – Bacon
10/04/2016 at 12:07 am
10/04/2016 at 11:51 am
That’s what I said. The closest I get to a pepper of any kind is maybe a mild banana pepper. XOXO – Bacon
10/04/2016 at 12:57 pm
I prefer mine mild also. I want flavor, not heat.
10/04/2016 at 2:23 am
Working in a kitchen there comes a day when you have to chop up jalapenos, I learned a grand lesson! Wear gloves cause if you don’t and even wash your hands afterwards and then go for a peee…well, there was a whole lot of burning going on, and not the good kind!! YIKES!!! LOL!
10/04/2016 at 11:55 am
OH.MY.PIGGY.HEAVENS! What a nightmare I’m sure. You poor dear friend. XOXO – Bacon
P.S. Although now I have a vision in my head of you doing a massive pee-pee dance of pain. I’m sure it’s funny afterwards, right? Please say yes and that I’m not going straight to hell for thinking that.
10/04/2016 at 2:34 pm
Oh Yes….it was funny a few days later!! and I learned an important lesson!! LOL…xoxox Lb.
10/04/2016 at 7:01 pm
Mol! 😹 My human loves hot peppers – but those habaneros are fierce! She’s never heard of the others you mentioned!
10/05/2016 at 9:27 am
I tell you my sweet friend – I never want to meet these peppers in piggy person. I think I would spontaneous combust just looking at them. XOXO – Bacon
10/05/2016 at 9:15 pm
Oh yes – I think you purrobably would!! Me too!🙀