Wednesday, July 27, 2011

The Trinidad Scorpion Butch Taylor chili pepper
measures a mighty 1,463,700 on the Scoville
heat unit scale compared to around 3,500 for
 the humble Jalapeño. Here's a way to settle
the debt ceiling debate:  representatives of each
side of the issue---let's say Obama, Boehner, and
DeMint---will masticate one of these suckers whole.
He who is left standing wins the debate. If no one
is left standing, three more representatives
will be chosen. And so on.


Old Jules said...

Unless the Texas, New Mexico and Arizona representatives are on the side you support you mightn't like the outcome. Unless that pepper's significantly hotter than the habenero you can bet the reps from those places have been innoculated.

montag said...

When they fall to the ground, they get a glass of fresh squeezed pepper juice to finish the job? Please, please, oh please!

Fearguth said...

The hottest Habanero is 'only' 575,000 Scoville Units. The Trinidad Scorpion Butch T is almost three times hotter. I doubt if any New Mexican, Texan, or Arizonan is sufficiently innoculated to handle that. Of course, we could ask them to cleanse their palates with pure Capsaicin, which is 16,000,000 Scoville Units

Fearguth said...


Along those lines, see

Betsy said...

You can tell where you'all are from by the fact that you know all theseScoville Units--LOL

Fearguth said...

One of my fond memories is meeting Dave Hirschkop, creator of Dave's Insanity Sauce, at the Zestfest in Ft. Worth back in 2003.