I was at the newly opened Food Warehouse by Iceland, on Wednesday and came across these bad boys!!
500g of chicken breast chunks, coated in a Carolina Reaper chilli breadcrumb coating. Yummy chicken and Chillies, can’t get better than that!!
I cooked the 15 pieces, as per the cooking instructions in my Halogen and 25 minutes seemed like an eternity……I was drooling like a baby, well not quite, suffice to say my saliva was flowing!!
When the bell went the result looked like the above….now to taste. For all you chilli aficionados out there the Carolina Reaper is the hottest chilli pepper there is, according to pepperhead.com.
Chilli heat is measured in Scoville Heat Units (SHU). Jalapeños have a SHU value of 4,000 and the reaper blows it to oblivion with a gargantuan 2,200,000 SHU!!!
I knew I was in for a real treat. When I took my first bite the breadcrumb coating was slightly crunchy, chicken was hot (temperature) and moist and then……the heat started to build. Now I’ve had dried Reapers before and they start with a bang and the intensity increases….eyes, nose, sweat pores all get a good going over!! Then there is the lingering burn. That rush is stunning!!
The heat level quickly plateaued and I didn’t experience the intense heat. The heat level was very manageable-I didn’t need sauce or a drink!! So I was a bit disappointed. But hey I used my own Ghost Chilli sauce and experienced the burn!!!!
Not a bad product and a good value, novel frozen product at £3 a bag. I would get again and let my F&F have a go……now will you be brave enough to try it!?!?