Hot Stuff!

On a recent trip to my local outdoor garden market, I found that most of the veggies and herbs were already gone.  There were a few pots of chili peppers left.  I had planted some peppers from seeds and was going to pass on purchasing anything, then came across a pepper that I did not recognize, Chocolate Barrackpore Chili, so I decided to add it to our tiny garden.

I got the pepper home and then did some research.  I found this online.

“Chocolate Barrackpore is a rare 7 pod pepper from Trinidad. If you love the insanely hot peppers, this is one for you. Of all the 7 pod peppers the Chocolate Barrackpore is insane and we have seen people curled up in a fetal position after eating this screamingly hot pepper.”

In the world of peppers, the chocolate barrackpore chili ranks high:

  • Scoville heat units (SHU): 1,000,000 – 1,300,000 SHU
  • Median heat: 1,150,000 SHU
  • Origin: Trinidad
  • Jalapeño reference scale: 125 to 520 times hotter
  • Flavor: Sweet, Fruity, Bright, Bitter

Not sure that I will be brave enough to try this one but Tim loves the heat and and will most likely come up with a fabulous new recipe that I can share in the future.

I would love to hear from others who have tried this pepper!