HOTTEST PEPPER ON EARTH
Hot chilli food and travel blog I attended the SXSW music festival in Austin, Texas, a few weeks ago. Since I’d be in Austin for more than a week, I decided to take a break from the festival and see some of the city. I asked some of my pals who live in Austin to compile a list for me. I needed more than what was available on the internet.Hot chilli food travel blog
Travel blog Tears of Joy, a downtown spicy sauce business, was included on the list. There, I was able to try a variety of their sauces and purchase some of the hottest sauces in the world from a shelf shaped like a coffin.
- Now, I really can’t stand anything hot and spicy. Just about as much as my aversion to heights. I have a mild tolerance for the spices used in Thai cooking thanks to years of eating them, but I still can’t take too spicy cuisine. My taste buds just never took to it. When I eat at a restaurant specializing in Indian or Mexican cuisine, I ask for the mildest dish imaginable.
- You only live once, and I thought a video of me chowing down on a Ghost Pepper would be hilarious. The Ghost Pepper (Naga Bhut Jolokia) has a Scoville heat value of over a million, making it the hottest pepper in the world.
- Capsaicin is the primary chemical responsible for chilies’ characteristic spiciness. The amount of capsaicin in a pepper determines how much heat it possesses. Capsaicin increases body temperature. Therefore more of it means more of a “hot” crowd. Scoville scale measures the quantity of capsaicin in different pepper varietals and ranks them.
- I went into the store on a beautiful morning and bought some of the hottest Ghost Pepper sauce and pure capsicum extract they had (i.e., death in a bottle).
- What did you find out? Here’s what happens when you eat the world’s hottest pepper if you aren’t used to spicy meals (I added a comical conclusion, so stick around until then):
- If you’re ever in Austin, stop by Tears of Joy for fiery condiments. You can try several different kinds, and there’s plenty of milk to wash it. You haven’t lived until you’ve tried a bottle of “Keep Away From Children” hot sauce on your favorite dish.
- I drank at least two gallons of milk daily to feel normal again. Once I got over the event’s novelty, I realised that hot sauce was alright. It’s like trying to teach someone to swim by plunging them into the deep end. It’s not too hot to handle Indian food if I can handle pure extract.
Directions to theTears of Joy
You may find Tears of Joy at 618 East 6th Street. Store hours are Monday through Saturday from 10:30 am to 6 pm and Sunday from noon to 4 pm (Su).