By now I imagine you’ve heard of a bhut jolokia chili pepper, also known as a ghost pepper or naga jolokia–the world’s hottest chili pepper. These peppers are hotter than Beelzebub’s spit. From what I understand, the bhut jolokia is native to Eastern India, which doesn’t surprise me. Those Indians can eat some crazy hot curry foods without batting an eye. I, on the other hand, cannot. Just the thought of eating a jalapeño makes my eyes water. In short, I’m a wuss. Okay, I said it.
I admit that it’s a little strange to be giving away a bag of dried bhut jolokia peppers, and in the future, my giveaways will be a little more useful, but I couldn’t help myself. Just the thought of having a bag full of the world’s hottest peppers and playing with the idea of actually trying it out gives me a foodie high–sort of like going over Niagara Falls in a barrel. I’m not sure I’d survive either scenario. For some of you pepper heads out there, this ought to be the ultimate challenge.