Sunday, January 22, 2012

Not for the faint of heart (or tongue)

Anyone who's read the Jannaverse for any length of time knows I love hot and spicy things.
I pride myself on being able to tolerate (and enjoy) just about anything.
I cast withering aspersions on wimps who can't handle anything hotter than Tabasco sauce.

I'm able to eat habanero peppers raw.
They hurt, but they're good.

So, naturally, I became intrigued when I saw ghost chili peppers available in a catalog.
(I got mine from a snail-mail catalog, but I see the company also has a website where you can order them.... here... scroll down to where it says "ghost chile".)

They're even hotter than habaneros. (Apparently at one time they were the hottest pepper on the planet, but people have found hotter ones since then. Read about that here.)

I got a bag of them.
They are very, very, very hot.
I love them, but wow.
They are definitely hot.

Here's a video I simply had to share.
It's some guy who's supposedly never eaten any kind of hot pepper in his life, and he decides to have his first hot pepper be a ghost chili.
He eats an entire dried ghost chili (just like the ones I bought).

At first, he's all arrogant about it, like it's no big deal.
Then his arrogance melts into terror.
It hurts him so bad that someone kicks him in the crotch to try and distract him from the pain in his mouth.

Watch and weep.


Shawn said...

Well, stupid gets what stupid deserves.
The best thing about the video was the Eeyore costume. I love Winnie the Pooh.

whall said...

"anything hotter than Tabasco sauce?". I shudder to think what moniker you have for those of us who can't even take that!

It's not fair that you start the scale above Tabasco.

Janna said...

Shawn: I love Eeyore too! :)

Whall: You? Really? You, from Texas, who loves breakfast tacos? You can't enjoy Tabasco sauce? Oh, my. Oh, dear.

MikeWJ at Too Many Mornings said...

I honestly thought ghost peppers were a little dangerous. Kudos to you for surviving one.

Janna said...

MikeWJ: They ARE hot, but I like them anyway. I've survived so far! :)