Hot Stuff for sale

The Chile Pepper Institute at New Mexico State University sells merchandise: shirts, books…and seeds. You can buy seeds for over 60 varieties of chile peppers, half of which have been created/designed by the university.

Hot peppers

30 seeds for any of the peppers are just $3, but the Bhut Jolokia (the hottest in the world) will run you $5.

The Bhut Jolokia has a scoville rating of over 1 million. (Tabasco sauce tops out at 5,000.) YouTube proves that you won’t die if you eat one, but death may be preferable to the misery that follows.

My favorite line: “I feel like a bomb went off in my stomach.”

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