Ghost Pepper Vs. Habanero

Ghost Pepper Vs. Habanero: PepperScale Showdown

Big meets bigger…

Ghost pepper vs. habanero. It’s two of the most well-known chili peppers in the world, both which pack significant to serious heat. But there’s more to buying a hot pepper than just its spiciness. There’s also the taste, how easy they are to find fresh, and how often they are found in products we buy every day.

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Old Bay seasoning substitute

What Is In Old Bay Seasoning?

What a delicious powder Old Bay seasoning is! If you have any Maryland roots, this is a powder you’ve lived with for a long time. It’s a favorite for seasoning Maryland crabs, and it’s had a long tradition in regional southern cuisine.

But these days Old Bay has gained national popularity, and a lot of that has to do with the spicy little kick it delivers. What is in Old Bay seasoning that delivers this hint of heat? What gives it its surprisingly rich flavor? There’s a lot to this powder, and it’s all so good.

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Cholula Hot Sauce Primer

Cholula Hot Sauce 101: A PepperScale Primer

You’d have to be under a rock to have never seen a bottle of Cholula Hot Sauce. It’s offered in many restaurants, from famous national diners like Denny’s to the likes of California Pizza Kitchen and Boston Market. Many online stores and supermarkets carry them too. But what’s up with this Mexican hot sauce brand? What flavors are available and what heat should you expect?

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Scotch bonnet pepper

Three Scotch Bonnet Hot Sauces That You Must Try

It’s no secret that scotch bonnet peppers are a big favorite at PepperScale. They bring a habanero-like spiciness, but layer in sweetness and fruitiness that makes this pepper extra special. There are quite a few scotch bonnet hot sauce options out there, but we’ve got a few favorites here to share with you.

They all bring big flavor and a nice slap of heat all in one – perfect for Caribbean meals or other tropical dishes. You’ll even find the hint of sweetness – especially when paired with mustard in the sauce – works on more conventional dishes like burgers and eggs. Check them out.

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Best spicy chocolate

Best Spicy Chocolate: Sweets With Wow Factor

Are you looking for serious high octane sweets? Let’s talk spicy chocolate.

If you like high heat, spicy foods, or unique flavors, spicy chocolate definitely brings a new layer of taste to the table. The chocolate goes beyond the rich and smooth you expect, bringing a unique bite. Plus when you mix in things up with different flavors, you come up with some extremely creative and tasty eating experiences. So next time you want a wow factor with your sweets, try one of the spicy chocolates listed below. All of them bring it.

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Spicy Pickles

Tasty Spicy Pickles That Pack A Punch

There’s just something about spicy pickles. It’s that mix of crunch, tang, and heat that makes them irresistible to any spicy food fan. The spears are amazing as spicy treats and sides, while the slices are the perfect topper for sandwiches or burgers to add a cool little kick to the meal. And the marinades these pickles come in? Well, you can use that too as a marinade for other hot dishes or to add a little something extra to a Bloody Mary.

We’ve got five excellent spicy pickle brands below, and if you’re one that loves all things hot, then you can’t go wrong with any of them. It all comes down to flavor and style.

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How hot is a ghost pepper

How Hot Is A Ghost Pepper? Watch These Videos

Sure it’s easy to say that a ghost pepper (Bhut Jolokia) is around 1,000,000 Scoville heat units, but what does that mean in reality? How hot is a ghost pepper? What does a million SHU look like when eaten?

Luckily, there’s YouTube and a whole bunch of extreme eaters out there.┬áLots of people have tested their taste buds against one of the hottest peppers in the world in either chili pepper dares, hot pepper contests, or via a ghost pepper prank. And they’ve been good enough to record these moments on video for all to see.

So how hot is a ghost pepper? Take a look at these three ghost pepper videos which show the slow extreme heat in action. As you’ll see, eating Bhut Jolokia fresh is NOT something to try at home. Use it in moderation, or better yet, stick to the ghost pepper hot sauces which typically dilute the spice, if only slightly.

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