Trinidad scorpion vs ghost pepper

Moruga Scorpion Vs. Ghost Pepper: PepperScale Showdown

Now here are two hot peppers that will send your taste buds screaming into a new zip code. Trinidad Moruga Scorpion vs. ghost pepper. Which one is hottest?  Can you buy them fresh, or are there at least spicy products out there that use these titans of the pepper scale?

Let’s stack these chili peppers side-by-side and see what we’ve got in a PepperScale Showdown. One thing is for sure, neither of these chilies are for the timid.

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Tabasco Spicy Chocolate Review: Sweet Heat

We all know the hot sauce, but how about the chocolate? Yes, Tabasco spicy chocolate is a thing, and a pretty good thing at that. I received some as a gift recently (thanks Jonathan and Maria from Bullseye Strategy), and I’m happy to report in …

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Is Black Pepper Good For You

Is Black Pepper Good For You?

What kitchen is complete without a black pepper grinder? Right there with salt, it’s a staple. Everyone from foodies to fast food junkies can’t live without a dash of this spice. And while not as pungent as our favorite hot peppers, it still adds a little dash of heat to a meal.

But really how much do you know about it? What is black pepper? Is it related to hot peppers? And most importantly is black pepper good for you? Let’s take a closer look at this spice that we eat nearly every day.

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Tabasco Chipotle Sauce

Tabasco Chipotle Sauce Review: Smokin’!

No hot sauce brand comes close to Tabasco in terms of availability. Tabasco is everywhere – from supermarkets to major chain restaurants. But my favorite of the bunch isn’t the original (though that’s seriously tasty too). It’s Tabasco Chipotle sauce.

That smoky tang…it’s just right. If you like the earthy taste of barbecue and other smoked dishes, then you’ll want a bottle of this in your cupboard. Soon you may find that you’re putting a few drops of it in nearly everything. No kidding – it’s that good. 

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Does spicy food cause acne

Does Spicy Food Cause Acne?

If you’re prone to acne, you may have noticed flair-ups after eating spicy foods like hot peppers. Are they linked? Does spicy food cause acne? Or is this simply a case of ill-timed coincidence?

Truth be told, the food itself typically doesn’t cause acne, but the side effects of eating spicy foods like hot peppers certainly increase the chances of a breakout occurring. That’s especially true if you’re not used to eating spicy foods. 

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Cayenne Pepper Pills

What’s It Like Taking Cayenne Pepper Pills?

Chili peppers are well-known for how healthy they are. It’s all about that magic compound capsaicin and what it can do, from natural pain relief to boosting your metabolism and a whole lot more. Many people, in fact, take cayenne pepper pills to get the benefit of capsaicin without having to eat chilies in their meals, and there are many positive reviews on the results reported on sites like Amazon.

But what’s it like taking these pills or cayenne pepper capsules? Is there a taste? A sense of heat? A quick boost of energy? Other side effects? Well, each person is different, but I’ll lay out what it’s been like for me. From there, you can decide whether it’s something you want to give a try. Out the gate, I’ll say it’s definitely been overall positive. 

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Top Hot Sauce Bottles For Your Homemade Blend

So you’ve gotten into making your own hot sauce? That’s a totally fun way to explore the pepper scale, and pretty easy too. But after you’ve mastered that perfect homemade blend, what are your best options for storing it and showing it off?

There are quite a few purchasable hot sauce bottles out there you can use, plus a few storage options you may not have considered. What’s best depends on your style and where you plan on showing off your blend. Take a look at five top options below – all work well, but each excels in its own way. 

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how to make hot sauce

How To Make Hot Sauce 101: What You Need And What To Do

Sure there are some amazing hot sauces that you can buy, many from your local store and a whole lot more online. But how about making your own? How about crafting a hot sauce with the ingredients of your dreams? It’s easier to do than you may think.

Here’s a primer on how to make hot sauce, including the kitchen tools you need, the types of cooking steps you’ll take, and the best ways to keep your newly concocted hot sauce fresh as can be. Ready? Let’s make something wicked hot…

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