Like to get all fired up, friends?
Not afraid of a little burn?
Whoo whee, then do I have an event for you!
This weekend, we hit up The Bowers Chile Pepper Festival and had a total blast!
As you may have learned from previous posts, "For Those Who Like It HOT" & "Spice It Up," I get hot for da' peppas! This event is right up my alley.
Pepper festival-ing is serious biz, friends.
Another hardcore pepper-popper had taken note of my high tolerance and sought me out to try the concoction he'd determined to be the wackiest and hottest at the festival.
A sucker for spice, I couldn't resist.
With other festival-goers staring intently at my reaction, I boldly sampled a concentrated form of the famed Carolina Reaper pepper, one of hottest chile peppers in the world. Although it wasn't a day-ruiner, this particular mixture was definitely too much for every day use.
I think I got high?
|Dude's day about to be ruined. Wish I could've photographed his face, but that wouldn't have been in good TASTE!|
Now, friends, I've tried 'em all, even "Ghost" Bhut Jolokia peppers. Something about this challenge just got a little too hokey. This was my first pepper stand-down ever.
As the dare got passed onto a hulk of a man, I was so glad I passed the buck. THAT was a day-ruiner for sure. Poor dude.
I walked away smiling, however, having sampled just the right amount of spice for one day.
After a complete loop and thorough tastings, I took home Sweet Heat Gourmet's Carolina Reaper & Roasted Garlic Hot Sauce and, to turn it up to eleven, a local vendor's Mixed Scorpion & Ghost Pepper Relish.
As a peppy pepper-lover, I give this event a five-star review! If you're looking for a way to spice up your scene, don't miss The Bowers Chile Pepper Festival next September. You'll get your kicks...and then some.
Have a hot one, people!
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