Holy cow, Scotch Bonnets are hot. Around the quarter-million Scoville mark, up there with Habanero; cf. wussy Jalapeno at 2,500 or so.
They also have a delightful fruity taste. No, really, they do. In those brief moments between stuffing one’s face with yoghurt in a vain attempt to quell the sensation of imminent death, there’s something almost summer-fruit about them.
I love them.
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But what gets me is the warning’s on the packet about wearing gloves when preparing them :-O
a life lived in fear, is a life half lived etc… take it to the edge, and then some
Excellent! Someone else I can quote to back up what I’ve been saying for years.
I’ve always loved tabasco for the fresh and fruity taste (a couple of shots, and you notice it more). I noticed the same things in Scotch Bonnets too. But I could never persuade anyone, normally due to their experiencing the whole sensation of imminent death thing. Until!… the tabasco cookie. Mix any chili or chili-based sauce with enough sugar and even the wimpiest will experience the flavour.
Now, who fancies a handful of baby chilis? C’mo-o-on, they’re only babies… Martin? >:->
 Cookie is used deliberately here to indicate the stereotypical American cookie i.e. 8-10cm in diameter, mostly sugar and butter, with chocolate chips for good measure, crunchy at the edge and progressively chewier towards the center.
I am also agreed. They are fruitier than habenero. When smoked they have a wonderfly complex flavor. I don’t quite have kevin’s heat tollerance, so I usually have to cut them with other foods to avoid blowing the top of my head off, but they are quite delicious.