Why would anybody want to skip on dessert? From cheesecake that melts in your mouth to satisfyingly sweet gateaux options and spicy tiramisus, desserts will never go out of style. The inclusion of fruit platters and fruit based pastries means that even the healthiest diners can easily pick one that they like. Calling all pepper-heads! There are different levels of spicy. You can go from a mild heat with sweet undertones, to the slightly tangy bite of chili to a complete eye watering, tongue-scorching, face-on-fire level of extreme heat. From East to West, here are some of the most blistering-hot peppers that have been in existence.
The Carolina Reaper
The Carolina Pepper is the hottest in existence now and has been created by man. It is also called the demon pepper child which should be a clear indication that you probably do not want to try it. From the way it looks (which is very red and very angry) to the way it tastes, there is absolutely nothing that is average about this pepper. However the fact that the flavor of the pepper is excellent means that some of the excellent places to eat in Sydney, use sauces that come with a few drops of this pepper’s essence infused (few drops mind you). If you happen to be really brave and decide to take on this pepper, do not be tricked by the fruity and rather sweet taste that you will feel on first bite, the numbing pain of heat will hit you shortly after. The pepper is a cross-breed between the Red Habanero and the Pakistani Naga pepper thereby, having a very pronounced scorpion’s tail end to it.
Habanero peppers measure about 80,000 to 600,000 Scoville Units making it rank among the hottest peppers in the world. Even though you think that you are able to take on the heat of this pepper, trying it on its own is strictly discouraged unless in the case of some unique and daring best restaurants Southland that serve juicy sandwiches infused with the pepper’s flavor as a challenge. There are many different varieties of the pepper that come in colours such as yellow, orange, red, white and even chocolate brown even though there are arguments that say that the only real habanero is the orange coloured one. If you feel bold enough to try one of these, do make sure you have a glass of ice cold, sweetened milk by your side.
The Ghost Pepper or Bhut Jholokia
The Ghost Pepper comes as a hybrid that was created in the plantations of India’s Arunachal Pradesh, Nagaland, Manipur and Assam. The Guinness World Records has stated that the pepper is 400 times spicier than the very hot Tabasco sauce. Holding the title of the world’s hottest pepper, it was dethroned in 2011 by the Infinity chili and has not come up the ranks yet. But just to give you an estimate of its heat, the Bhut Jhlokia is measured in at a staggering 01 million Scoville Units!