Cool Gadgets, Gizmos, Games and Geek Stuff on Technabob
Like Us on Facebook

Technabob is reader-supported. When you buy through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. Disclosure.

Ghost Pepper Popcorn: Hated by Sphincters Everywhere

 |  |  |  September 17, 2014

If you have ever messed around and eaten a bunch of spicy food, you know that it can cause as much of a burning sensation coming out as it did going in. ThinkGeek has some new popcorn that is made with super-hot ghost peppers, and is sure to cause you far less joy on the way out than on the way in.


How hot are ghost peppers? They were in the 2007 Guinness’s Book of World Records as the hottest chili pepper in the world at 401.5 times hotter than Tabasco sauce. Ouch. I definitely won’t be eating this popcorn.

A jalapeno pepper has a heat rating of 3500 SHU, the ghost pepper on the other hand has a rating of up to 1.4 million SHU. I think the SHU rating comes from the sound you make as you breathe out and fan your mouth trying to put out the flames. Yes, your bung-holio will burn with hatred if you eat this popcorn and the heartburn will melt your chest.

Please eat a bag of this and video it so we can see your torment.