I like junk food, who doesn’t? Bulk Barn in Ontario provides a niche market for all that you cannot find in the usual grocery stores and for those who does not like to be limited and get as much as you want or need.
For $4.19 + taxes, a bag of Habanero Pepper flavoured chips was purchased. The warnings printed all over the bag were justified.
Opened the bag of chips, and just started munching. I was in love with the crunchiness of the chips and the dry non-greasy texture. It felt similar to the Miss Vickies brand. The main difference is the Habanero chips were “cauldron cooked” rather than kettle cooked. The chips were rich in flavour. Initially, it tasted like BBQ chips, but it slowly progressed into mega spicy! Your tongue goes on fire and turns numb. It was so strong that I could only have 2 – 3 chips every other hour and every time, took more than 10 minutes for my tongue to neutralize. I was sweating, had a runny nose and sneezing. However, this does not stop me for yearning more! It was amazingly good and SO much fun to eat.
Given the experience, I decided to do research on Habanero Pepper, which was discovered in the Amazon region, and spread into Mexico. Unripe habaneros are green, and they color as they mature. Common colors are orange and red, but white, brown, and pink are also seen. The pepper is rated 100,000–350,000 on the Scoville Scale. The Scoville Scale is the measurement of the pungency of chili peppers or other spicy foods, recorded in Scoville heat units, a function of capsaicin concentration (an active component of chili peppers). And the Habanero Pepper is among the top 10 spiciest chilies in the world; it is very hot~
Therefore, beware if you decide to try it~