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Hot Pepper Tasting

We had a great time at our Hot Pepper Tasting Party in Castle Rock, Colorado with Yosh, Siri and Matt – who all bravely tried all the super hot peppers we had in store for them. It is interesting how different peppers taste differently to each person's palate, and how some peppers don't start burning right away. While all three of our tasters like spicy food, none had tried tasting straight super hot peppers on their own, so it was fun seeing the reactions to the different flavors and heat.

Curious to find the hottest peppers?
View our list of peppers by heat »


Yosh was our first hot pepper taster, he had Chocolate Habanero (350,000 - 450,000 Scovilles), Chocolate Bhut Jolokia (1,000,000 Scovilles), Trinidad Scorpion Butch T, Yellow Carolina Reaper (1,000,000 Scovilles), Dragon's Breath and the world-record holding hottest pepper, the Red Carolina Reaper.
 

Siri tasted the Orange Jalapeno (relatively mild at 80,000 Scovilles), Yellow Scotch Bonnet (200,000 - 325,000 Scovilles), Red Bhut Jolokia (1,041,427 Scovilles), Trinidad Scorpion Butch T, Yellow Carolina Reaper (1,000,000 Scovilles), 7 Pot Red Giant (1,300,000 Scovilles), and the current hottest pepper in the world, the Red Carolina Reaper.




Matt tasted the Chocolate Habanero (350,000 - 450,000 Scovilles), Chocolate Bhut Jolokia (1,000,000 Scovilles), Trinidad Scorpion Butch T, Yellow Carolina Reaper (1,000,000 Scovilles), Trinidad Moruga Scorpion, Dragon's Breath, and of course the current hottest pepper in the world, the Red Carolina Reaper
 
Hot Pepper Tasting party with Patsy and Yosh

Yosh, Siri and Matt inspired a lot of us to try some of the hot peppers too, though we all tried just little slivers – it's hard to believe some people take giant bites out of these super hot peppers!

Chocolate Habanero Hot Pepper Tasting

What is the Best Tasting Hot Pepper?
It's up to you! Everyone seems to have a different favorite, and there is no right or wrong answer – it's all a matter of what tastes best to you.

Grow super hot peppers in your garden and taste them all! We like to make salsas and hot sauces from super hot peppers, but some people do enjoy them fresh and on their own (or even on salads, yowza!).

Carolina Reaper Hot Pepper Tasting

Try them all and tell us what you think is the best tasting hot pepper! We love the mouth-watering Chocolate Habanero for salsa, and of course the Carolina Reaper  adds some fruity flavor with super hot heat to salsas as well.  We didn't try any Habaneros in this tasting, but we think they're some of the most tasty of all in hot sauces and salsas.


Curious which hot pepper seeds are best to try growing in your garden?
View our list of peppers by heat » and you can find a variety of heat levels to match your tastes. However, be warned: as you eat spicy peppers, you'll find that your tolerance increases and you'll keep craving more heat. That's why there are so many pepper breeders out there creating hotter, and hotter peppers. The burn is addictive!

Hot Pepper Tasting

Hot peppers are easy to start from seed, and with over 100 Peppers of the World to choose from in our shop, you can grow lots of special peppers that are hard to find!


Here are some growing tips & recipes to get you started:

How to grow the Carolina Reaper
Growing Peppers from Seed: Our Top 12 Tips
List of peppers by Heat
Hot Sauce Recipes
Salsa Recipes
 
 Hot Pepper Tasting in Colorado

 Grow hot peppers and host a pepper tasting party of your own!
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