Fresh Ghost Peppers Have Arrived At Central Market. Please Be Careful.

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You're in for a world of hurt.
Remember when I went to Zest Fest and ate the tiniest sliver of Trinidad Scorpion chili? It was no larger than a swollen grain of rice but I felt its effects for more than 15 minutes. The Trinidad Scorpion Chili has received a lot of attention in recent years, replacing the Naga Jolokia, or ghost pepper, as the world's most dangerous chile.

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You were a little jealous weren't you? Or at least a little curious. It's not every day that your food induces visions.

But your lucky day has arrived. In preparation for the coming Hatch chile season, Central Market has procured both the Trinidad Scorpion and ghost chili peppers. A small container of either will set you back $5. The Hatch chiles will be available in a few more days.

Considering what the smallest sliver did to my face (sweating, hot and cold flashes, waves of euphoria), I'd say the 50-gram containers should be plenty enough to keep you occupied for a while. And maybe pick up some milk on your way out of the store.

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Central Market

5750 E. Lovers Lane, Dallas, TX

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I eat Ghosts and Trinidad Scorpions for FUN!!! If it grows on a plant, I'll eat it!


What's the next step up from Thai chilis?


And the burger of the week at Hopdoddy in Preston Center:

GHOSTLAND BURGATORY Burger Special: Beef Patty, Caramelized Onions, Pepper Jack Cheese, Serranos, Habañeros, Ghost Peppers (Naga Bhut Jolokia), Ghost Sauce, Lettuce, Tomato, Chipotle Mayo on an Egg Bun.

Sharon_Moreanus topcommenter

Speaking of spicy...any word on the cafe cajun going into lolitas spot on lemmon?

Sharon_Moreanus topcommenter

Ghost pepper today...ring of fire tomorrow.

TheCredibleHulk topcommenter

Brings back memories of Homer Simpson having his vision quest after consuming chili made with the dreaded Guatemalan Insanity Pepper.

"Stupid spirit guide!"  *kicks tortoise*

Myrna.Minkoff-Katz topcommenter

You're brave.  I'm still working on graduating to piquin peppers.


We grow ghosts and like to infuse our favorite vodka.  It makes for one hell of a bloody mary.  Get ready to sweat!

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