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Old 11-19-19, 01:46 PM
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Hot Dip!!

My work is having a Dip contest right now (like a chili cookoff, but with dips)

Somebody brought a dip including Mad Dog Plutonium, the box on display, warnings all over, milk and cups next to the dip. Everybody is trying it and getting their heads blown off.

I consider myself a spice lover, but I'm still recovering from the small finger-swipe test I took, the hiccups are done (for now), but if I eat the rest of this spoonful I won't be able to taste anything else for the rest of the day!

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Old 11-19-19, 01:54 PM
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I enjoy spicy and reasonably hot foods, but if I can feel the heat coming out the other end the next day, that's too much heat. It's only supposed to tickle the tongue. It's not supposed to be a rocket exploding in Uranus.

On the plus side, supposedly hot and spicy foods are good for chronic pain and inflammation. I suspect the major factor in chronic pain is the hot food triggering the brain to release chemicals associated with mood elevation and pain control.

I hear lots of claims for spices and chilis being good for inflammation but I'm not sure how much of that is exaggeration and whether it's even as effective as a single aspirin.

According to local researchers into topical analgesics, the main effect of most topicals is to confound and confuse nerve signals, tricking the body into paying attention to the new sensation caused by the topical analgesic and distracting from the pain. They say that so far the only ingredient they've found that actually stops some chronic pain is resveratrol, but they say it works better as a topical analgesic than taken orally. But it isn't "hot" -- just something derived from grapes, Japanese knotweed and other plants.
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Old 11-19-19, 01:59 PM
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I grow and eat some of the hottest chilies, but I find most ultra-hot products to be boring.
That is because they usually are hot because capsaicin extracts are added, not because they use a fine blend of chilies which bring a lot of extra flavor too.
That said I am not familiar with the brand and maybe they are not industrially processed, but made from whole chilies and pack both flavor and spice.
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Old 11-19-19, 02:09 PM
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I'm sure this particular product is not even a hot sauce with extracts added, it's just extract
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Originally Posted by canklecat View Post
I enjoy spicy and reasonably hot foods, but if I can feel the heat coming out the other end the next day, that's too much heat. It's only supposed to tickle the tongue. It's not supposed to be a rocket exploding in Uranus.
I see what you did there, because Uranus is a planet that is so far away in our solar system that it must be really really spicy to reach that far
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Old 11-19-19, 02:11 PM
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There are people walking around with red faces and tears, one guy was seriously losing control, almost spilled his plate on the ground because he couldn't pay attention to keeping it flat
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Old 11-19-19, 02:12 PM
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I'm happy to report that I also experience [what I thought was a somewhat idiomatic] of hiccups after a good dose of spice.

I thought this was going to be a thread on galvanization techniques.
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Now that I taste a 2nd small sample, I notice it doesn't taste good at all, very bitter. It completely ruins what could have been a nice spinach dip.
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Old 11-19-19, 02:15 PM
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I've always preferred Indian hot. I mean, I like my Tex Mex spicy, but if you going to bed a gallon of milk, it's got to be because of curry.

I ordered 5 stars at Quasis once and everyone who worked there came to watch me eat it.
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Originally Posted by RubeRad View Post
Now that I taste a 2nd small sample, I notice it doesn't taste good at all, very bitter. It completely ruins what could have been a nice spinach dip.

spinach dip?
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Originally Posted by RubeRad View Post
I'm sure this particular product is not even a hot sauce with extracts added, it's just extract
Oh, I didn't look close at the picture. I thought taht was the dip!

Well duh, anyone can make a hot thang with extracts. It's like adding Everclear to punch. Boring.

A good hot sauce will be flavor first, heat second. If one makes it ultra hot it better have ultra flavor.
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Old 11-19-19, 02:18 PM
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Yeah, I said 'including' in the OP but I guess that was too cryptic. It was maybe 3-4c of spinach dip with he said like 1/3 of that bottle mixed in.

And he paid full retail for the bottle, bought it for this, over $100.

I guess he got his money's worth if his goal was to be the only thing everybody can talk about!
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Old 11-19-19, 02:27 PM
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That bitterness sounds like bad paprika or too much of the stuff. I've tossed out a lot of paprika that was bitter or lacked the desired smoky and rich flavor. A lot of premixed chili powder contains craprika.

Ditto, cumin. A little goes a long way.
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Old 11-19-19, 02:40 PM
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Interesting about paprika. I've used Penzey's smoked paprika for years to add a sweet smokiness to dishes.
One time I ran out and bought Trader Joes smoked paprika and it added a bitter smokiness. Yuck.
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Old 11-19-19, 07:38 PM
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Originally Posted by canklecat View Post
I enjoy spicy and reasonably hot foods, but if I can feel the heat coming out the other end the next day, that's too much heat. It's only supposed to tickle the tongue. It's not supposed to be a rocket exploding in Uranus.
Indeed. I want to sleep well through the night.

Plus, I gotta live with myself the next day. So do my customers.
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