Saturday, December 26, 2009

The Four Horsemen

If it seems too good to be true, it probably is. But then there are those other occasions where that rule doesn't apply. There are instances where sometimes things can be just what they seem. And on those rare occurrences, it could be even more.

Just saying "The Ghost Chili is the hottest chili on the planet" doesn't really describe the terror of this beast. Its almost like an understatement. This chili could be looked at as the devil himself if he were in the form of a plant. Its not hot, it just burns. And the burn is so bad you can't even comprehend its power.

Let's put this into perspective.

The Scoville scale measures the hotness or piquancy of a chili pepper, as defined by the amount of capsaicin it contains. Each pepper's number is how many units of capsaicin are in it. Capsaicin is a chemical compound that give peppers their "heat." This is how they rank in maximum units.

Bell peppers: 0 (nothing)
Black Pepper (Peperoncini): 500
Poblano: 2500
Jalepeno: 8000
Chipotle and Serrano: 23,000
Tabasco and Cayenne: 50,000
Habanero: 350,000
and then there's the Ghost Chili.
coming in at just over a million (1,050,000)!

Take that in for minute. Really think about those numbers. Even if you don't like spicy food or can't eat it, do it anyway. Process the info. Yes this is a real thing. Its a damn vegetable. He aint playing fair. Not in the plant world or animal world. Thats more than just wrong, that's evil. No mercy. Coming in with the big guns. No, not even guns. In a gun fight, he brings missiles. Hell, why you think its called the Ghost Chili???

I know some of you are thinking what the hell this has to do with the four horsemen. And I was actually just getting to that. Like I said, I had to put it in perspective. So....

There is a restaurant in San Antonio, Texas called Chunky's that serves a burger called the Four Horsemen. Its a half pound burger topped with Jalapenos, Serranos, and a Habanero sauce that in itself brings torture. Already you got a ridiculously hot and spicy burger that many people wouldnt be able to eat. But no. That wasnt enough. Somebody thought it was a good idea, just for special measure, to top the burger with Satan himself.....aka the Ghost Chili. This pepper doesnt have regular balls. His balls are elephantine.

Its one thing to know what having your hand in a fire feels like. Its another thing to know what having your hand in lava feels like. Thats a whole nother hot thats so far beyond hot, it should even be described as hot. Thats the destruction and devastation this pepper brings.

The burger comes with a challenge and only 4 people have completed it (including Adam Richman of the Travel Channel's “Man v. Food”). The challenge is to not only finish the burger in 25 minutes or less, but you also have to endure the intensity for another 5 minutes without water or anything to calm the fire.

“When you eat it, you think it's the apocalypse, the end of the world.”

I personally like spicy food, but this is a no brainer, no way in hell (pun intended)

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