Bhut Jolokia, more commonly known as the Ghost Pepper, is widely recognized as the world’s hottest pepper. Even the growing process is not for the faint of heart – these cantankerous devils can take up to 180 days to bloom and require an especially hot and humid climate to produce optimum heat.
Ghost peppers are not something that the average person will enjoy. These are delicacies of the hardcore pepper head. Even our iron-stomached resident pepper head, Stace, brazenly swallowed a whole ghost pepper riding innocuously on a slice of baguette one time and did not recover for a solid eight hours. Consume carefully, and at your own risk. Don’t be a hero.
We’ve got a small supply of fresh ones in our Produce department today. While we don’t recommend playing tricks with them or showing off, we can keep a secret if you start crying. And remember to keep your stash bagged up tightly and away from the unsuspecting. If you have any ghost pepper serving suggestions or “war stories” you would like to share, feel free to leave a comment.