It’s bizarre. My entire mouth is burning like normal, and I have a sheen of sweat on my brow, but there is an added dimension: extra pain coming out of nowhere. The whole of my lower jaw aches, and so do my ears.
It also tasted delicious, while I could still taste.
It wasn’t quite as bad for me as it was for him, presumably because what I ate wasn’t fresh.
What freaks me out is that the jar says “Warning! Very hot chilli!” not “OMG WARNING!!! Teh hottest motherfucking pepper on freaking earth!!! Don’t try this unless you have coated the inside of your mouth with wax and have iron pants on!!!”
Oh boy. I’ve had some really, really hot chillies in different parts of India, but none that comes even close to Naga Jolokia on the Scoville scale. I’ve wanted to try it ever since I first heard about it but so far it hasn’t been possible to find here in Denmark. Do you remember the brand? - I might try ordering it online somewhere (which actually seems like a pretty dumb idea considering the fact that it is apparently a very painful experience).
At first, I was thinking maybe she is just missing pain or capsaicin receptors in her mouth. But she smeared pepper seeds in her eyes! What the hell? Is it possible her entire body is just immune somehow?
I emailed my Indian friend and she says “jolokia” means nothing in Hindi or Gujarati. However, Wikipedia claims that “jolokia” means “chilli pepper” in Assamese, and “Naga” is indeed the snake god - also a popular god in (Buddhist) Thailand where they eat a lot of chillis. Coincidence? I think not.
And “bhut” means “butt”.
No, seriously, it means “ghost”.
I fully intend to try this stuff again later, against the advice of the good Dr Deth.
There’s something a little addictive about being temporarily disabled by a tiny bit of food.
I agree with Spiff - I gotta get me some of that. I had some homemade BBQ sauce that claimed to be 1.5 megascovilles and that was a ride. This, however, looks to be a pure burn and it needs to be experienced.