Not happy with the homegrown peppers you’ve been getting from the local grocery? Don’t get mad, make ’em yourself with the Grow Your Own World’s Hottest Pepper, a “canned plant” that lets you raise your own Naga Jolokia for personal consumption.
If you’re not familiar with the Naga Jolokia, it is officially considered as the world’s hottest pepper. Confirmed by the Guinness Book of World Records, it has a Scoville Heat Rating of 1,001,304. In case you don’t know what those numbers mean, it refers to serious bouts of diarrhea and a guaranteed burning sensation in your mouth that you won’t soon forget. Sounds yummy.
Grow Your Own World’s Hottest Pepper comes in a single can measuring 3.75 inches tall and 2.6 inches in diameter. Pop the top and bottom parts open, place it in an area with sunlight and water it daily – before you know it, you’ll be growing your own Naga Jolokia, giving you those shriveled up fruits of ultra-spicy treats without leaving your home.
According to the retail page, you can begin seeing sprouts within 10 to 15 days. Of course, the journey from sprout to edible pepper will probably be a while, so be patient – over one million units of SHU in one bite sounds worth the wait.
In case you don’t like peppery dishes, you might want to get a can of Grow Your Own World’s Hottest Pepper, anyway, since something that hot should find some use down the line. I mean, think of all the painful practical jokes you can play on family and friends. It’s available from only for $8.