I went to Chuck’s Produce this afternoon, and looky what I found. From a distance they look like little jewels…..beckoning me to come closer…..

Closer inspection reviled ghosts, and lots of them…..

 

Did I buy any?

Oh HELLLLZ no. I don’t need to prove anything to anybody. I also can’t justify spending six bucks on a chili that is hot enough to make me vomit. I can get the same sensation from asking a stranger to punch me in the face out in the parking lot….

 

In 2007, Guinness World Records certified the Bhut Jolokia as the world’s hottest chili pepper, 401.5 times hotter than Tabasco sauce.On December 3, 2010, the Bhut Jolokia was replaced as the hottest known chili pepper by the Naga Viper pepper, which has an average peak Scoville rating more than 300,000 points higher than an average Bhut Jolokia – but still not higher than the hottest ever recorded Dorset Naga.In February 2011, Guinness World Records awarded the title of “World’s Hottest Chilli” to the Infinity chilli grown in Grantham, England.This chilli rates at 1,067,286 units on the Scoville scale. Later the same month, on February 25, 2011, the title returned to the Naga Viper pepper with a rating of 1,382,118 Scoville Heat Units (SHU). The current “world’s hottest” is the Trinidad Scorpion Butch T, officially tested at 1,463,700 SHU.These figures are highly controversial among the pepper growing community and tests with more rigorous scientific standards are yet to be conducted on the many various peppers vying for “world’s hottest” status.

 

So it’s number three on the list now. I’m still not gonna eat it…..well maybe for a stack of cash.

 

 

 

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