Welcome to 7 Pot Club. I’m Rob. 🎵I grow hot peppers 🎵 Last month, we produced an episode where I
tasted my 7 favorite yellow hot peppers. This week, I’m doing the same with red peppers. We’re growing so many more red varieties
than yellow, so it’s really hard to narrow the choices to 7. Here are some of the many varieties that didn’t
get chosen, but not because they aren’t worthy. In front of me are the 7 I’ve selected for
today’s tasting. As before, we’ll examine them visually,
then I’ll taste each one and describe the flavor. When we get to the hotter peppers, I won’t
be eating the entire pepper. I really have nothing to prove by doing so,
and I wouldn’t be able to taste anything by the time we get to #1. I have my favorite Bell’s Two Hearted Ale
as a palette cleanser, but of course beer does nothing to quench the heat. If I really start hurting, I have an emergency
bottle of 95% Aloe Vera drink I can break out. Everything is all set, so let’s get started. 🎵These are my 7 favorite red hot peppers 🎵 🎵These are my 7 favorite red hot peppers 🎵 🎵These are my 7 favorite red hot peppers 🎵 🎵My very favorite 7 red hot peppers 🎵 Red alert capsaicin red alert
I’ve added up the Scovilles and I know it’s gonna hurt Hard to choose my favorite seven
Cause my garden’s pepper heaven No reaper fearing no more stalling
It’s time to taste them all and 🎵These are my 7 favorite red hot peppers 🎵 🎵These are my 7 favorite red hot 🎵 #7 Habanero Vietnam is a small but pungent Habanero
variety. I’ve wondered for years if these are actually
grown in Vietnam, because it’s unusual to find habaneros cultivated in Southeast Asian
countries. Well, I finally found a source on Twitter
this year who confirmed he found some recently at a market in a Vietnamese town called Dalat. Because it’s very spicy, but not overpowering,
this is one of my favorite peppers to eat fresh with meals. Let’s give it a taste. Classic Habanero taste, but not as fruity
as a Caribbean or Mexican Habanero. Clean finish, not much aftertaste. I’d say it’s kind of velvety, not bitter,
clean. Just really reinforces why I like these so
much. They go really well with food. Habanero Vietnam For #6, we have another habanero variant. The Red Savina is a habanero selectively bred
to produce a hotter pepper. This smooth-sided beauty was the Guinness
World Record holder for hottest pepper from 1994 until February 2007, when it was displaced
by Naga Jolokia, better known as Ghost Pepper. It’s only about one-third as hot as the
current record holder. So it’s the next morning after the tasting,
and upon reviewing the footage that we shot we realized that we didn’t actually record
me tasting the Red Savina pepper. So I’ve got another one here, and I’m
the lucky guy who gets to do it twice. Here we go. Red Savina Pepper. You know, this is really everything you want
in a habanero. A little fruity, a little earthy. The heat builds up, you know, a few seconds
after you pop it in your mouth. Yeah, it’s just like a Habanero with an
extra kick. It’s just a great pepper, and I’m happy
to get another chance to eat it today. Red Savina. OK, take a little sip here. Well, #5, and we’re already into one of
the superhots. This is the Trinidad Scorpion Butch T. This
was the Guinness World Record holder from March 2011 until August 2013. They’re called scorpions because the pepper
has a pointed end that’s said to resemble a scorpion, although this is not a particularly
classic example. It’s the only ripe one we could find
when harvesting this morning. I’m not sure the Butch T is really any hotter
than other Trinidad Scorpion varieties. The world record setting pepper was grown
by an Aussie Neil Smith, who got the seeds from Mississippian Butch Taylor. Neil named the pepper after Butch. Time for a bite. It’s got a little bit of that floral flavor,
but you know a little bit smoky, a nice buildup of heat. Maybe a little tomatoey flavor to it. But basically, it’s really hot. There’s kind of a party going on in my mouth
right now. How many more to go? Butch T Scorpion. Let’s keep going. The 7 Pot Barrackpore hails from the town
of Barrackpore in Trinidad. It’s more elongated than many of the 7 Pot
varieties, and some think it’s the missing link between the 7 Pot and the Bhut Jolokia,
or ghost pepper. I don’t know if that’s true, but I do
know, based on past experience, it’s delicious and very hot. Let’s give it a taste. Wow, this is a lot more fruity and floral
than the other ones, with a little bit of bitter aftertaste, and a freakin’ amount
of heat. There’s molten lava in my mouth, but in
a good way. Building, building, the heat is building. Delicious and hot. 7 Pot Barrackpore. That Barrackpore, even though I took a pretty
small bite out of it, I can feel it in my ears now. And I’m really glad This next one is not
super hot. It’s this little tiny cute Bird Ahi. Bird Ahi is a wild baccatum variety. I’m not sure from country it originates. The plant can grow quite large, and is covered
with fruit. You need to be careful when josheling, jostling or harvesting, because they become detached and fall right off the plant when they’re ripe. The small roundish pods are medium hot and
very tasty. Every year I throw a bunch in a Ziploc bag
and freeze them to enjoy all year long. I call them traveling peppers, because I fill
a small container with them and take them with me when I dine out so I can spice up
any meal. They’re so good when you add a handful to
a steaming bowl of Pho or Ramen. There we go. Mmmm. They’re filled with seeds. You get kind of a sweet, ripe berry taste
in the beginning, and a little bit of bitterness when you hit the seeds. I can pop a couple of dozen of these during
a meal. So good. This is on my list for growing every year that I grow
peppers. Here we go. No more stalling. #2, Carolina Reaper. If you’re watching this video, You probably
already know about the Carolina Reaper, the Guinness World Record holder for hottest pepper
since August 2013, developed by Ed Currie in South Carolina. I know there was a widely reported case earlier this year of a man who had to be hospitalized for thunder clap headaches after eating one of these
during a pepper eating contest. But enjoyed in moderation, I don’t think
this pepper is any more dangerous than any other superhot. This is definitely not one of my favorite
peppers for eating fresh, because it’s just too easy to overdo it. But it’s our go-to to use in sauces, pastes
and salsas. If you’re expecting me to eat the whole
thing, you’ll be disappointed, because I know my limits. But I will take a healthy bite and attempt
to describe it to you. Oh my god. Well, there was some kind of Chinense type
floral, fruity taste there in the beginning. But it just lasted a fraction of a second
before the intense heat took over. This pepper is just too hot to eat fresh on
a everyday basis. Keep out of reach of children and pets, enjoy
in moderation. World’s hottest pepper. I took two healthy bites. Carolina Reaper. Well, here we are to #1. Still suffering the effects of the punishing
Cali-Colo-Carolina Reaper pepper. My mouth is on fire, but I hope I can taste
my #1 favorite red pepper, the Mata Frade from the Amazonian region of Brazil. These round to heart-shaped pods are quite
hot, not as hot as a reaper, but kind of hot, and a little larger than most bird peppers. They are my very favorite pepper to eat fresh
with meals. I’ve been known to pop a dozen or soof these
during dinner. It’s not only my favorite eating pepper,
but also one of my favorite plants to grow, because its dark purple-green foliage. it’s gorgeous. Let’s pop one now. This is very citrusy. Almost as citrusy as the yellow peppers, but
with more depth, a richer flavor, kind of tomatoey. A lush flavor. One of my very, very favorites, if not my
very favorite of all hot peppers. The Mata Frade. I can’t believe it. I’ve made it to #1. My 7 favorite hot red peppers. Please cut now. Red alert capsaicin red alert! My stomach’s feeling queasy may need pepto for dessert Burn center in my mouth
In my throat, can’t put it out Crimson tide rolling up in here
But still I’m grinning ear to ear 🎵These are my 7 favorite red hot peppers 🎵 🎵These are my 7 favorite red hot peppers 🎵 🎵These are my 7 favorite red hot peppers 🎵 🎵My very favorite 7 red hot peppers 🎵 That’s it for this episode. I hope you enjoyed feasting your eyes on these
beautiful peppers and watching me alternate between elation and distress while tasting
them. For all you non-gardeners, the only way to
experience the joy of eating truly freshly picked peppers is to grow them yourself. Even if you don’t have space for a garden,
you probably have room for a couple of pots outdoors or grow them under a small grow light
indoors. Once you taste your first home grown pepper,
you’ll be hooked! Follow our daily updates on Instagram, Twitter
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doing next week. It’s kinda special. For fall. For 7 Pot Club, I’m Rob. I’m crazy. Another bite of reaper. Hi everyone. I want you to know it’s about an hour since
we did our original shooting. And I’m going to be honest with you, I’m kind
of in agony right now.