Rocoto Pepper the Complete Guide

Rocoto Peppers – The Complete Guide

If you see a Rocoto pepper, you might think it’s an ordinary bell pepper although a little smaller in size. But be careful: these are not for the faint of heart. They are much hotter than a mild, sweet bell pepper! Here’s what you need to know about this delicious but little-known hot pepper. The … Read more

How Hot Peppers Are Used in Different Cuisines

How Hot Peppers are Used in Different Cuisine

Hot peppers help add a kick of flavor to otherwise bland dishes. You can add hot peppers to pretty much any food you want, but some cuisines take advantage of hot peppers a lot more than others. If you love spicy food, take a look at these cuisines from around the world and how they … Read more

The History of Hot Sauce

The History of Hot Sauce

Sriracha. Tabasco. Valentina. Tapatío. If you’re someone who can’t get enough spicy food, you probably recognize these as some of the world’s most popular hot sauces. Hot sauce is an essential condiment in every chilihead’s fridge. Here’s a little history lesson on how hot sauce was first created and how it’s changed over the years! … Read more

The complate guide to the Cayenne Pepper

The Complete Guide to the Cayenne Pepper

If you spend a lot of time in the kitchen, you’re probably familiar with cayenne pepper. But have you ever tried the pepper from which this spice originates? The real thing is even better than the spice! This pepper is a beloved variety of the Capsicum annum plant. You probably are very familiar with this … Read more

The Complete Guide to the Trinidad Scorpion Pepper

What Are Trinidad Scorpion Peppers?

The Trinidad Moruga Scorpion is listed in second place as the World’s Hottest Pepper. It resembles the habanero and the Scotch Bonnet—but the Trinidad Scorpion has both of these peppers beat with its extreme heat! The Trinidad Scorpion is a variety of the Capsicum chinense species. Trinidad Scorpion versus Carolina Reaper These two are neck … Read more

Carolina Reaper: The Ultimate Guide to the Worlds Hottest Pepper

What Are Carolina Reaper Peppers?

If you’re looking for a hot pepper, you won’t find anything more extreme than the Carolina Reaper. This chili was first awarded the prestigious title of “World’s Hottest Pepper” in 2013. To this day, it still holds the Guinness world record for the hottest chili pepper in the world. Since 2017 the Carolina Reaper has … Read more

Ghost Pepper The Complete Guide

What are Ghost Peppers? How Hot Are They?

The ghost pepper (also known as bhut jolokia) is a super-spicy pepper that originated in India. Although this pepper has been around for centuries, the western world was first introduced to the ghost pepper in 2000. At first, this pepper tastes smoky, almost sweet. But wait thirty or forty seconds—the intense heat sneaks up on you like a ghost.