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.