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Hey guys! Not every convention I go to as a Crunchyroll Ambassador is an Anime Convention! Last week I got back from Zest Fest 2013, a convention dedicated to all kinds of pepper-based foods (including things you wouldn't expect like desserts!)

With that in mind, today's question is simple: What's the hottest thing you've ever eaten?

If you didn't know, there's actually a scale for how spicy things are! It's determined by dissolving the active ingredient in peppers with alcohol and determining how much "capsaicin" there is by volume! Think about the spiciest dish you've ever eaten, and try to find how many "Heat Units" it has on the "Scoville" scale!
(If you don't like peppers, don't worry: the pain is the pepper's way of telling us not to eat the seeds since mammals, unlike birds, digest the pepper seeds when we eat them.)

16,000,000
Pure capsaicin crystals.
2,000,000-7,000,000
Some law enforcement grade pepper spray and tear gas. (Usually caps at 5 Million) Pepper extracts. (Most at 6 Million, but "The Source" is 7.1 Million)
1,500,000–2,000,000
Most law enforcement grade pepper spray, Trinidad Moruga Scorpion
855,000–1,463,700
Naga Viper pepper, Infinity Chilli, Bhut Jolokia chili pepper, Trinidad Scorpion Butch T pepper, Bedfordshire Super Naga
350,000–580,000
Red Savina habanero
100,000–350,000
Habanero chili, Scotch bonnet pepper, Datil pepper, Rocoto, Madame Jeanette, Peruvian White Habanero, Jamaican hot pepper, Guyana Wiri Wiri
50,000–100,000
Byadgi chilli, Bird's eye chili (aka. Thai Chili Pepper), Malagueta pepper, Chiltepin pepper, Piri piri (African bird's eye), Pequin pepper
30,000–50,000
Guntur chilli, Cayenne pepper, Ají pepper, Tabasco pepper, Cumari pepper (Capsicum Chinese), Katara (spicy)
10,000–23,000
Serrano pepper, Peter pepper, Aleppo pepper
3,500–8,000
Espelette pepper, Jalapeño pepper, Chipotle, Guajillo pepper, New Mexican varieties of Anaheim pepper, Hungarian wax pepper, Tabasco sauce
1,000–2,500
Anaheim pepper, Poblano pepper, Rocotillo pepper, Peppadew
100–900
Pimento, Peperoncini, Banana pepper
No significant heat
Bell pepper, Cubanelle, Aji dulce

Personally, I've gone well into 6,000,000 territory! You can only do that with an extract, so don't think of yourself as any less of a hot-head if you've only reached the 2,000,000 mark!

You can check out my Hot Sauce Adventures at Zest Fest 2013 here:
http://youtu.be/KWTiU57hkcg
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Had some spicy curry's a vindaloo. I've had some spicy sushi that had me melting in my chair.. Love wasabi and use a whack of scotch bonnets in the home made curry.
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I ate this Thai curry once and it was so hot I couldn't finish it. Had to drink water every second afterwards. It was delicious too, but my tongue and throat couldn't handle it.

My rating would be betwee 100,000–350,000.
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otsohiru wrote:

Had some spicy curry's a vindaloo. I've had some spicy sushi that had me melting in my chair.. Love wasabi and use a whack of scotch bonnets in the home made curry.


Those Scotch Bonnets put you well into the 100,000–350,000 column! Wasabi's active ingredient isn't capsaicin, but it still packs a punch!
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I tried a Blazing wing from my bros plate at buffalo wild wings...they're hot.
Has that long-term fire effect.

I also ate a habanero because my friends bet I couldn't do it.
I did it.
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This hot as eff curry that melted my fork because it was so spicy.
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you've just made me watch like 15 mins of video's of people swallowing those crystals lol

I've only eaten this wasabi from a restaurant, I used the sachet over a small amount of rice not knowing how hot it would be, it was really weird, It wasn't hot like chilli hot it just felt like a reaction to something... it went in a few seconds.
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I eat the Blazing wings like it is candy but the habanero peppers hurt...
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Vindaloo! (Hot Indian dish)
Around 30,000 on the Scoville scale.
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I don't know, anything spicy makes my face turn red and my eyes water.
I'm so fragile
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I used to be a waiter in a restaurant and the chef there once gave me a Ghost Chili (AKA Bhut Jolokia chili pepper) and I ate the whole thing. It was a rather painful experience. That being said, he was also good with mixing peppers into desserts and I'd highly recommend anything chocolate + cayenne pepper. He made me a chocolate budino cake (like chocolate lava cake) with some cayenne pepper and it was delicious
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I love spicy food but the only stuff that gives me a little pause is anything with a ghost chili in it. I've eaten and finished the meal but man is it hot.
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Scotch Bonnets are just the right amount of heat so I can still taste the actual food. Ghost Chili's are just too much for me.
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I'm not sure, if this can count. But, it is the hottest thing I did put in my mouth.

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