As for here, the newest thing here is the post title. I decided to take a break from the usual, since it's becoming increasingly clear to me that to keep using that particular post title would require renaming this blog, and frankly, I really don't want to do that.
So, today's post is about food that can kill, or at the very least maim. And what better place to buy that kind of food than at an off-price department/outlet store. Here in New England, we have a funky store called Ocean State Job Lot, which carries all kinds of very offbeat and in other stores, prohibitively expensive food items. What I mean by expensive is that you can buy Bob's Red Mill products at most grocery stores, and those stores, you will pay two arms and a leg for it. At Ocean State, that particular product line is usually 1/4 to 1/3 the cost, and they carry a ginormous line of that product.
However, while I buy their natural muesli cereal, I aim to talk about the stuff I love to buy, namely the condiments. I love exploring their condiment section, because they carry a truly funky line of mustards, hot sauces, salsas, salad dressings and pickles. Today, I would like to spotlight hot sauces and pickles.
As I've gotten older, I've expanded my tolerance for hot sauces. For example, I started with Tabasco brand hot sauces, then I progressed to Cholula hot sauces. Then, when those weren't quite doing it for me (I used them with great frequency with my tuna salad), I tried a local farmer's Habanero hot sauce. But, I decided I needed to be more adventurous. So, I found a hot sauce made of this:
This hot sauce, called Ghost Pepper Hot Sauce, is made by the Tropical Pepper Co. This hot sauce actually comes with a warning: More than one drop....is suicide. And believe you me, it is. I mistakenly put about five drops on a chili dog, and I just about died. Why? Because the one thing that could kill the pain, milk, I cannot drink. The pain lasted a good twenty minutes.
In regards to pickles, I go by the same philosphy: the stranger the better. In this case, I found a large jar of pickles called Harold's Texicun Gormay Pickuls (yes, that is the exact wording on the label). It had one of two boxes checked off: purdy hot. These pickles are absolutely brutal. Produced by Conscious Choice Foods out of Dallas, in addition to the usual ingredients that go into a good pickle, they also added garlic and red chili peppers to the mix. So we die whenever we eat one at lunch.
So my friends, I hope you enjoyed this little food facet of yours truly, because as we gotten older, some of things we disliked while young, we now have no problem in exploring. And, a question to you would be this: what kind of strange hot foods do you like?
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