The Bhut Jolokia, aka “Ghost Pepper”, has been certified by Guiness as the hottest chili pepper on Earth–almost double the heat of its nearest competitor, the Red Savina Habanero. You could melt your face just by looking at it. And it has a way of sneaking up on you, so eating some goes kind of like: “That’s not so bad, I don’t see what all the fuss is… oh there it is… oh boy… oh GOD… WATER! WATER! SOMEBODY BLAST ME WITH A FIRE HOSE!” That’s goooood eatin’.
If you’re brave enough, you can pick it up in the convenient (and hopefully non-flammable) Ghost Cube, a boxed collection that includes one dried ghost chili pepper, a 1 ounce bottle of ghost powder, a 10g tin of ghost pepper flakes, a 1 ounce packet of spicy watermelon candy, and a recipe/fact card. You can have endless fun serving batches of Ghost Burgers at barbecues and watching your guests eating happily–and then clawing at their faces and dunking their heads in the pool.