By Ethan Dougherty
on 3.3.11

Are you drinking straight from the gallon jar of Tabasco without even flinching? Then why not upgrade to cooking with the Bhut Jolokia Ghost Pepper. As the hottest pepper on the planet, it only has a Scoville heat rating of 1,041,427 — which happens to be over three times hotter than the Habanero and over 300 times that of the positively mild Jalapeno. If that’s not enough perspective for you, keep in mind that this fruit of the devil is so hot, your hands will burn if you touch them with bare skin. That’s why bhut-pepper.com’s products are so key, because they’ve done all the processing dirty work to provide consumers with skin-saving options for adding in the Ghost Pepper into everyday meals. Items include Ghost Pepper powder, flakes, dried chilies, and even spicy watermelon candy. Some kits also include recipe/fact cards, just in case you weren’t aware you’re essentially licking fire. Now who’s up for pranking some machismo friends?

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