In the hands of those who underestimate its ability to wreak havoc on the unsuspecting and unprepared, chili powder is a dangerous weapon. We at Chameleon have been warning the public about this for awhile. But chilies have their lighter side too.
Deep in darkest India there is a dread chili pepper named “the Ghost.” Formally it is known as the bhut jolokia. The ghost chili pepper is the hottest known pepper on the planet. How hot you ask? Pretty damn hot.
There is a scale of chili hotness called the Scoville scale. We don’t know who Scoville was but he or she was obviously an adventurous type. Things that are known to us regular folk to be hot such as jalapenos rank about 8,000 on the Scoville scale. Cayenne pepper ranks up to 50,000. Pretty hot, eh? Not really because the ghost pepper, the ghost pepper, my gawd, rates a 1,000,000 on the Scoville scale! That’s HOT!
So for fun, as a dare and to show male fortitude, some guys like to show off by eating a ghost. Yeh.
We came across a YouTube video we want to share with our Chameleon friends so they can appreciate the full flavor of Chameleon as compared with other types of chili, particularly a ghost. We admit it’s pretty funny!
Makes you appreciate Chameleon Chili Sauce and its three flavors, Original, Chipotle and Red Pepper Lime all the more. Order some online. 3 jars for $15 with shipping included is a great deal!