Thursday, November 6, 2008

Hot Nuts.... (or not)

You know how much I love hot spicy stuff, right?
Today I'll be trying Planters "Wicked Hot Chipotle" peanuts.

I'm about to try them for the first time, and will blog about my reaction immediately afterward.
Everybody ready? Here goes...

(**munch munch munch**)

Eh. They're ok. They're not mild, but neither are they super hot (unfortunately).
On a scale of 1 to 10, (with one being wussy mild salsa and ten being "too damn hot"), this would be maybe a five at the very most. (Note: I'm not sure I've ever tasted a ten... maybe once).

I wouldn't call them "Wicked Hot." Not even "Slightly Naughty" hot. Maybe "Just ran a stop sign but now I already feel bad about it" kind of hot.

Here's the review from The Smoky Chipotle. They're described as something the "mainstream" (*cough**wusses**cough*) might consider "nice and hot", but something the true Chili-Head would probably just consider to be a slightly warm improvement over plain salted peanuts.

I agree!

And, by the way, I love this list. I can identify with a lot of it. I've definitely done #104... (and apparently #29 and 126 as well, depending on who you ask).

I suspect #212 every time I do one of these posts. :)


Giggle Pixie said...

I like my nuts "slightly naughty".

Travis said...

It's sure tough to satisfy the true spice connoisseur.

Travis said...

GAH! That should have said "spicy".

Da Old Man said...

What would be helpful is if you have an established baseline.

Like, what do you consider a jalapeno sans ribs and seeds? Or even some other foods I would recognize.

Frank's Red hot sauce or Tabasco brand.

By the way, Peanut Butter and Company spicy PB is pretty good, but not real hot. You may like it, anyway.

Marilyn said...

Do they have that nice smokey chipotle flavor?

Janna said...

GigglePixie: Only slightly?

Travis: It's not that tough. I just want stuff to be hot. Really truly hot. :)

DaOldMan: I can eat jalapenos whole. They're fun, but not always hot enough. Frank's RedHot is NOT really very hot at all. Tabasco is kid stuff. I like it on fish sticks, but there are much, much hotter things out there.

Marilyn: Sort of smoky, a little bit.

Da Old Man said...

But I need a number. Is Frank's a 3? or a 2? or a 1?
If you rate it a 1 I am a total wussy. Even if you say 3, I still may be a wuss, but for different reasons.
Have you eaten habaneros? Are they 9's?
A nice chart would be helpful using products I use that you have already tested.

Janna said...

DaOldMan: Ahh. Interesting. I'll have to give this some thought! I could create the Jannaverse scale of heat... Offhand, I'd have to call Frank's RedHot a 1 at best. Tabasco would maybe be a 2...? Hmmm. Must think about this...
I love habaneros. They make GREAT salsa.

Bobby said...

Hi Janna! I love hot peppers. I eat nearly everything with some form of throat scorching sauce or charring additive. I like my salsa homemade and HOT!

Tobasco varies in heat and it's not my favorite although it's the most popular sauce here where I live. Now I must go snort a line of Chinese red pepper to wake me!

Janna said...

Bobby: I love those little long red peppers that are used in spicy Chinese cooking. So tasty! And usually hotter than wussy things like jalapenos. :)
Welcome to the Jannaverse. :)