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The Carolina Reaper

A 34-year-old man with no significant medical history presented to the emergency room (ER) after an episode of thunderclap headache. His symptoms began with dry heaves but no vomiting immediately after participation in a hot pepper contest where he ate one ‘Carolina Reaper,’ the hottest chili pepper in the world. — BMJ Case Reports   Carolina…

Brain Damage

For us Chili heads or connoisseurs if you wish there are many sauces out there with novelty packaging designed to appeal to our habit. Unfortunately, however amusing as some of the marketing may be, most of these sauces tend to be very disappointing. Either they are too bland and watery – or they lack any…