Anyone on here ever eaten a Carolina reaper pepper?

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skinnytrees's picture

Worst hour of my life

Its not the heat, its the internal pain that gets you

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Fatpants's picture

Yup, I ate two grilled habaneros in one sitting and the stomach pain dwarfed the mouth pain.

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Run_Fido_Run's picture

For me, it's not really the stomach pain, but the final stage that gets me. If I eat something riculously hot, I have to plan ahead so that I can take 2 or 3 grueling trips to the "facilities." On those occasions, thank heavens for 11W!

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Alhan's picture

I've watched people eat them. That's close enough for me. I like spicy food, but feeling that one twice is definitely not on my bucket list.

Props for giving it a go..

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Louie1131's picture

I choose life...

I wish the real world would just stop hassling me...

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Moutarde's picture

If I ran across this growing in the wild, I wouldn't eat it, because everything about it says "stay away or prepare for pain."  It also looks like it is flipping you off.

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Fatpants's picture

"Avoid eating food that looks like it is flipping you off" is a solid rule of thumb

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NorCal Buckeye's picture

You can always make exceptions to any rule....

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Jumar's picture

That one is pretty close to the line NorCal.

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Moutarde's picture

Yup.  Here's another one to stay away from:

This is a durian.  In bunches, it looks like a part of the anatomy, and yes, it's woody, with pencil-sharp spikes all over it.  It grows in tall trees, so if it falls on you, it will give new meaning to the term, "bad hair day."  When you open it, it smells like roadkill, and it tastes pretty much the way it smells, with a hint of spring onion, perhaps.

Some people love this, but I do not.  By looking at this and by the smell, I have no idea why anyone would think, "Hey, maybe this is good to eat."

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Fatpants's picture

Had it. Made me gag.

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Moutarde's picture

Aye.  The burps are equally bad, if not worse.

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gumtape's picture

I am 100% ethnically vietnamese and I had to watch my parents wolf these things down as a kid. Along with chicken feet, eggs with chicks in them, identifiable parts of pigs, etc.

Fortunately, my parents did not eat dog, but our neighbors in the north often do.

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Moutarde's picture

It's also bad if there are leftovers, which go into the refrigerator and then greet you every time you open the door.  Blech.

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Fatpants's picture

Buddy I can imagine. I wandered into an Asian grocery in Cleveland a couple years ago, the kind that has the tubs of live frogs and turtles and the tanks full of fish. I walked in feeling adventurous and slunk out wanting a cheeseburger.

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gumtape's picture

some of us asians are untrustworthy. If it isn't alive, how can we believe it to be fresh?

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Fatpants's picture

If it isn't alive, how can we believe it to be fresh?

That's funny. The part that really turned me off was not that they were frogs and turtles (I've enjoyed both in the past) but that their enclosures were in dire need of cleaning, and the aroma smacked me in the face right when I came in the door. 

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BuckeyeVet's picture

@ GumTape -

Fortunately, my parents did not eat dog

Glad to hear that. Always need more patients walking around.

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Zimmy07's picture

I was at a reception after a Vietnamese wedding & 1 of the courses served was either roasted dove or pigeon.  A guy I worked with was sitting at my table asked if I was going to eat the head.

I thought he was joking so I laughed & asked if he wanted it.  He reached over with chopsticks picked it up & ate the whole head - skull & all.  That's hard core, man.

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NOLABuckeye's picture

Flipping off was the first thing I thought too.

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NOLABuckeye's picture

Nothing cleanses the soul like a no call pass interference.

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Moutarde's picture

Hall shouldn't have been thrown out of the game then.  He was just showing the crowd what a Carolina Reaper pepper looks like.

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Buckeytrips's picture

No and after reading the first comment I will never eat one. Thanks Skinny for saving me. 

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buckeyestu's picture

I have 3 reaper plants in my garden, one Trinidad and one ghostpepper plant. The reapers are absolutely no joke. I take them to work and share them with a couple of my coworkers, they eat them like candy which I am amazed at. I like them but not like they are candy.

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gumtape's picture

But is it as good as a guatamalan insanity pepper from quetzlsockatanango?

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bsanders2519's picture

I have not, but you've peaked my interest. In college I used to make home made salsa all the time, and my room mates would eat all of it immediately. I started adding habaneros and magically I was able to enjoy my salsa alone from then on. How much hotter are they than habaneros?

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skinnytrees's picture

So much hotter. So much more pain....

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bsanders2519's picture

Thank you for appeasing my laziness to not google it myself! I also love pictures - they help more, and by that chart it looks like I'm only about half way there. Sweet Jesus.

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cronimi's picture

by that chart it looks like I'm only about half way there. 

I hate to break it to you, but you're only a quarter of the way there. While the habanero is halfway up the list, the red variety tops out at 575,000 SHU. The Reaper is at 2.2 million SHU -- approximately 4 times hotter. 

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Hovenaut's picture

Good lord...and I stop at Scotch Bonnet (Habanero) peppers.

Thanks for posting the Scoville chart, ST.

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aboynamedtracy's picture

Better than me, I draw my pepper line at Doctor...

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Hovenaut's picture

I had to run away high, so I wouldn't come home low...

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RK84's picture

if it burns goin in, itll burn worse comin out.

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Cooper's picture

Watch this video and tell me you still want to try that devilish pepper. You will throw up, period.

This is definitely where I parked my car.

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buckeyeCWRU's picture

A few years back I made some chili with a whole minced ghost pepper along with several other whole minced peppers.  I like spicy food so I must say it was quite delicious.  That being said the type of "hot" is completely different from normal peppers.  It almost has a certain chemical feel to it where you can just feel it coating your mouth throat and stomach.  I took some in to work and one of the guys who tried it only ate one bite and said it messed him up for the whole day.

This year I got some scorpion peppers (from the same friend who grew the ghost peppers) that are even hotter than the ghost peppers.  When my wife is out of town at the end of the month I also plan to use one in a super spicy chili.

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AuglaizeDonuts's picture

Negative..But when I was young lad working at Kroger, I cut out the inside part of a habanero and told a co-worker it was a new type of tomato and it was delicious. Well he ate it, started sweating profusely then promptly went home sick with 2 gallons of milk.  Karma got me though. I failed to wash my hands after cutting the pepper and ended up with pepper juice on my nose and around my mouth.  Felt like 3rd degree burns on my face for the next several hours.

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bsanders2519's picture

Better on your nose and mouth than making a trip to the bathroom urinal instead...trust me on that one.

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QuadCitiesBuckeye's picture

Try removing your contact lenses w/ traces of pepper juice/oil still on your hands. That... sucked.

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bsanders2519's picture

Oh yeah - and did you make the mistake of trying to put them back in the next morning too?

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QuadCitiesBuckeye's picture

Not one of my finest moments... I assumed the saline solution would have neutralized things overnight. I was wrong. Terribly, terribly wrong.

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NorCal Buckeye's picture

Quad, I made that mistake once.  Once.

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QuadCitiesBuckeye's picture

I go the wimpy route now and use gloves when disemboweling peppers

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buckeyeCWRU's picture

Depending on the pepper I would call that the smart route.  My plan is to most certainly wear gloves when I go to chop up that scorpion pepper.

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NorCal Buckeye's picture

That's a solid idea.  I'll throw a few pairs in the kitchen drawer as a reminder for the next time.  Man did it burn.

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Buckeytrips's picture

I have my wife do it. Save a lot of unneeded pain.

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NorCal Buckeye's picture

Ahhh, you haven't learned yet.  Her pain is essentially yours, especially if it was a task she had to do for you.  :)

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AuglaizeDonuts's picture

That's why I just sleep in mine

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Gobucks2204's picture

I get the hiccups when I eat hot peppers. I think it has something to do with the Vagus nerve but I'm not sure.

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Bleeding-Scarlet-Grey's picture

Nope I like my tastebuds, stomach, intestines, and ass to much to try them.

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Daniel's picture

Food should not have to hurt.  This is from a professed food wimp.

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YTOWNBUCKI's picture

I've never eaten hot ass peppers straight up like that but I have been sprayed in the eyes with OC while in the Navy.  There is nothing, and I mean nothing, worse than getting OC sprayed and having to run an obstacle course.

To give you an idea: the Carolina Reaper is around 2 million scovilles and the spray we got hit with was around 4 million scoville units.  And it's in your eyes...and your nose...and on your ears...and even in your mouth.  Like I said, worst day of my life.

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Funkybuck's picture

I ate a whole Haberno when I was 21 and it sucked for 45 minutes but then I moved on 

DId it again when I was 30 something and puked 3 minutes later but felt instantly better 

YEs I realize this is nothing compared to ghost, reaper, scorpion peppers etc. 

My days of eating whole crazy hot peppers are over 

I love it if they have been cooked or mixed into other food (Burgers, Chili, Salasa, Thai food etc.)

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BrewstersMillions's picture

I fancy myself a chili connoisseur and have three different recipes I can really be proud of. I've never entered it in a competition but any time I make any of the three I make, they tend to be reviewed well. One time, I brought some to a Bears tailgate and there was a fella there that was boasting about how hot his chili was and that no one could handle it. He proceeded to tell me about the excessive ingredients he uses to make his chili so excruciating and it got me thinking, "WHY?". Who on earth wants to make a communal food like Chili so unbearable that no one can 'take it'. It sort of falls in the same line with peppers that exceed the heat of a habenero-which I personally use very very very small amounts of. What does it add to the meal? I'm all for spicy but to the point of pain its just an exercise in stupidity. It  never made any sense to me.

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Run_Fido_Run's picture

I can't speak for other super spicy food aficionados, but I rarely eat dishes where every bite rises above the habanero level. However, I can usually semi-comfortably eat and digest most of supposedly "inferno hot!" dishes made at restaurants or by friends - e.g. Thai curries that are a "20" on a Thai restaurant's 20 point scale, or BWW's supposedly hottest wings. And I have no trouble tasting the full profile of flavors and ingredients in these dishes because I eat a lot of spicy foods and sort of inadvertently trained myself to taste through/beyond the heat.

I can also eat, but not comfortably digest, the more "tricked up" XXX hot sauces, super hot specialty peppers, or restaurant dishes that were specifically designed to shut up people like me. But I am going to have to pay a nasty price later, so I wouldn't do it unless it's on a bet, etc. Now, when I was young and stupid, and had an iron colon, I would do it just to show off . . .

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Moutarde's picture

Reminds me of what I inadvertently did to my boss once.  We went to an Indian restaurant one time, and he ordered the Lamb Vindaloo (which is one of the spiciest things on the menu).  I asked him whether he was serious about it, and he just kind of waved it off and said that he was going to be fine because he had been raised as a Foreign Service brat in the Middle East, so he could do hot food, as long as he had a beer to wash it down.  He ate it with no problem.

A few days later, we're working late in the office, and he says we should order out from that same Indian restaurant.  He orders the Lamb Vindaloo and a beer.

I call the restaurant to put the order in, and the guy taking the order says, "Hey.  You sure about that?  It's really spicy!"

I replied, "Nah.  Don't worry.  You can make it good and spicy."

The food arrives, and we sit down to eat.  My boss takes a bite, and the first two words out of his mouth are, "Holy sh*t!"

He didn't finish more than two bites before finishing his beer, and he couldn't eat any more.  I then realized something, which is that there are a number of things you never say to an Indian chef, and one of them is, "You can make it good and spicy."  I think he must have taken it as a personal affront of some kind and said, "I'll show those guys."

To this day, I've never told my boss, but he's a good enough guy that he wouldn't have fired me for that.

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buckeyeCWRU's picture

I love spicy food so I enjoy some Indian food from time to time.  I traveled to India a couple years back for work and one of the nights at the hotel asked the waiter how spicy something was and when he said a little spicy I asked if they could make it very spicy.  Needless to say he gave me a funny look and I had to repeat myself multiple times.  In the end though I don't think they listened because the dish was good and spicy but not what i would call very spicy.

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TURD_BUCKET's picture

No! I like pleasure, not pain, especially when I eat.

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gumtape's picture

When I lived in Columbus, there was a mexican place, El Vaquero, that had the best Chile Poblanos. Are they still around?

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CALPOPPY's picture

There are now a bunch in that restaurant group in the Columbus area. El Vaquero, La Vaquera, etc. Good food.

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Squirrel Master's picture

I have family here in town, she was raised in the southwest. Her family sends up a big bunch of fresh red chilis every year before Dia De Los Muertos. She cooks them all down into a sauce, nothing else added. We make open faced burritos and she poors the sauce all over them. Not too hot but I feel the spice. About as much as I can reasonably deal with.

I also used to go to a burrito place in florida called Tijuana Flats. We would order a Tijuana burrito, good sized, then work the hot sauces they have there. One was called Scorned Woman, weak. I also liked "Slap my ass and call me Sally". Stayed away from the ones I knew had ghost peppers in them.

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ncbuck01's picture

the ghost pepper wings at b-dubs tore me to shreds, that's about the hottest thing ill ever attempt to eat 

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Ethos's picture

Are those the ones where you have to sign a waver and you get like some chocolate sauce or something weird like that?  

I don't get it why people eat those things other than for the laughs.

I do have a friend who ate one of those, then went to take a piss.  All of a sudden we hear screaming and I run in there and hes half humping the b-dubs sink trying to direct water on his crotch.  Was so funny i almost pissed myself.

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IH8UOFM's picture

I had high hopes for the ghost pepper burrito at Taco Bell but was let down.

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bucknut1994's picture

You should never get your hopes up for anything taco bell related.  When they came out with breakfast like a year and half ago me and my buddy went and it was horrible, but we were sober.

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Urbanbuck's picture

I never understood why guys love eating super hot peppers. Although, to be honest, I do have a large penis. 

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High St Heismans's picture

Same-same UB I can lick the posts on my car battery to prove a point but why.Spice things up is fine putting a blow torch to my chops - not so much

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airbuckeye's picture

I made some chili years back and have been trying to remake it from time to time but I for the life of can not remember what the hell I put it in. But when I first tasted it was dam good but where's the heat and got the biggest  of my life surprise of my life 45 seconds later.

My mouth and throat light up like a dam firework going off. I grabbed a class of milk to cool it off and only made it worst LOL But Damn the was some of the best chili I had ever made. And yes I paid for it the next day when my (!) felt like it was on fire. I flushed so damn fast just so I could splashed so damn fast just so I could get to the cold water.

And yes I went back later that day and ate two more bowls of it but I was walking around the how like  John Wayne the only thing missing were the spurs.

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VanillaStache's picture

"Let me quote the late great Cornel Sanders, I'm to drunk to taste this chicken"

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Katzfan's picture

If you folks are interested, look up the Carolina Rreaper salsa.... It is AMAZINGLY good but I literally only eat like 4-5 chips per setting as it's just too damn hot... GREAT flavor though!

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southbay's picture

I've got some nice Bhut Jolokias aka Ghost Peppers that I just picked from my garden, and I'm planning to make some hot sauce tomorrow afternoon. May have to wait til Saturday morning depending what time the woozy bottles I ordered from Amazon get here.

OK I admit I haven't done this before so it should be interesting.

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Kingbuck12's picture

One time I ate that yellow pepper in a Papa John's pizza box, wow what a kick. 

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HelpILiveinGainesville's picture

I grow tons of peppers, and I do have a reaper plant. It's honestly too hot for me to eat, I make it into a salsa usually. 

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