Here’s a quiz… 1 prize only…

Here’s a quiz… those who have heard it from me are automatically disqualified.

How is the heat level of chilli measured… e.g. we know Jalapenos or Chilli Padi is hotter than the normal variety, is there a unit to describe it?

The first one to post the correct answer gets the prize.

Update: Someone just won the prize.


~ by jaben on June 12, 2007.

20 Responses to “Here’s a quiz… 1 prize only…”

  1. Scoville Unit

    Jaben: Yes you do… in fact you are first but for some reason your post was treated as spam. But still its nobody’s fault… at least not mine and yours. Drop by and pick it up.

  2. The Scoville scale 🙂
    Jaben: Gosh, you’re the first person I know that has given me the correct answer. Email me your address… you’ll be getting something nice from us.

  3. It is called the Scoville Unit by a chillli-mad guy called Wilbur Scoville. Do i get the prize 🙂

    Jaben: Yes, you do.

  4. It is called the Scoville unit – by a chilli-mad guy called Wilbur Scoville.

    Jaben: J……. what took you so long… Ok, guys, I think J deserves a prize too…

  5. Mail sent to adelphi @ 😉

  6. Dang, that was quick. OKOK.. i have something to share too.
    Q :- How is the addiction level to JABEN is measured?
    A :- 1. Times you log into a day
    2. Times you log into even u just did a minute
    3. Times you visit uncle wilson a week.
    4. Times you visit uncle wilson even you’ve just drop by
    last week.
    5. Times you missed friday parties, 0?
    6. You know the amount of bears uncle wilson has in his
    shop. ( i bet only Wilson himself and David knows )
    7. The number of times u phone Uncle Wilson a week
    ( scary huh.. sounds like a stalker )
    8. The amount of money you have spent on Jaben.
    9. U know uncle wilsons Motto…”poor?…. 😉 ”
    10. Now this is my favorite.. the NUMBER of times you
    convince (subconsciously, consciously, subliminally)
    that the BIG BEAR should be in the prize list for the
    headphone stand design.
    Now.. have a nice night everyone. Ok.. now back to my burning-in

    Jaben: Ok Ok, you win… I’ll look for a big bear. When I find it, I promise you it will be reserved for you. 😉

  7. LOL….
    Ok… a noob here… but for what i´v seen… don´t think the beer will be on the prize.
    Cheers from Portugal

    Jaben: Beer is rare at Jaben… Whiskey, Tokaji, Dessert wines, sometimes red wine, Baileys and the odd thing now and then. But olive oil is almost always available every Friday.

  8. Cheers G.. hope to meet u one day in Jaben. Have a nice night.

    Jaben: Hey Russ, when he comes, bring the bears back…

  9. LOl… It wont be easy for me to go there… From Portugal to Singapore… That´s a long distance.
    But thx anyway 😉

    Jaben: My friend… never say never…

  10. Darn… I would have had it.. If only I had come to jaben blog earlier! O well.. Next time I’ll be ready!

    Jaben: Don’t worry… Another quiz coming soon.

  11. Beware what you are eating…..

    Scoville Heat Units Chilli Pepper / Hot Sauce
    16,000,000 Pure capsaicin and Dihydrocapsaicin
    16,000,000 Blair’s 16 Million Reserve, from Gardner Resources, Inc.
    16,000,000 Blair’s 6 A.M., from Gardner Resources, Inc.
    9,100,000 Nordihydrocapsaicin
    8,600,000 Homodihydrocapsaicin and Homocapsaicin
    7,100,000 The Source, from Original Juan Specialty Foods
    5,500,000 Blair’s 5 A.M., from Gardner Resources Inc. – No Longer available
    5,300,000 Police grade Pepper spray
    4,000,000 Blair’s 4 A.M., from Gardner Resources Inc. – No Longer available
    2,000,000 Common Pepper spray
    1,500,000 – 2,000,000 Blair’s 3 A.M., from Gardner Resources Inc.
    1,500,000 Da’ Bomb The Final Answer, from Original Juan Specialty Food
    1,000,000 Cool Million Pepper Extract, from the Poison Pepper Co.
    1,000,000 1 Million Scoville Pepper Extract, from Ashley Food Company, Inc.
    923,000 The Dorset Naga Pepper, from Peppers by Post
    855,000 (reported) The Naga Jolokia pepper (Capsicum frutescens), not confirmed
    800,000 Satan’s Blood, from Sauce Crafters Inc.
    700,000 The Slap Heard Around the World, from Tiguana Flats
    600,000 – 900,000 Blair’s 2 A.M., from Gardner Resources, Inc.
    600,000 Mad Dog 357 with Bullet Keychain, from Ashley Food Company
    550,000 Blair’s Mega Death Sauce, from Gardner Resources, Inc.
    500,000 – 750,000 Dave’s Insanity Private Reserve, from Dave’s Gourmet (estimated)
    400,000 – 500,000 Spontaneous Combustion Powder, from Southwest Specialty Foods Inc.
    357,000 Mad Dog 357 Hot Sauce, from Ashley Food Company
    350,000 – 577,000 Red Savina habanero (Capsicum chinense Jacquin)
    283,000 Blair’s Possible Side Effects, from Gardner Resources, Inc.
    250,000 Vicious Viper, from CaJohns Fiery Foods
    250,000 Dave’s Ultimate Insanity Sauce, from Dave’s Gourmet (estimated)
    234,000 Da’ Bomb Ground Zero, from Original Juan Specialty Foods
    225,000 Not Cool Chocolate Habanero from Bahama Specialty Foods, Inc.
    225,000 You Can’t Handle This Hot Sauce, from Peppers
    180,000 Dave’s Insanity Sauce, from Dave’s Gourmet (estimated)
    175,000 Predator Great White Shark, from Peppers
    150,000 Mad Dog Inferno Reserve, from Ashley Food Company
    125,000 Crazy Jerry’s Mustard Gas, from Crazy Jerry’s, Inc.
    119,700 Da’ Bomb Beyond Insanity, from Original Juan Specialty Food
    100,000 – 350,000 Habanero (Capsicum chinense Jacquin)
    100,000 – 325,000 Scotch bonnet (Capsicum chinense)
    100,000 – 225,000 Birds Eye pepper
    100,000 – 200,000 Jamaican Hot pepper
    100,000 – 125,000 Carolina Cayenne pepper
    95,000 – 110,000 Bahamian pepper
    90,000 Mad Dog Inferno, from Ashley Food Company
    85,000 – 115,000 Tabiche pepper
    75,000 – 80,000 Red Amazon Pepper
    75,000 Chile-Today Red Amazon Powder, from Chile Today-Hot Tamale
    50,000 – 100,000 Thai pepper (Capsicum annuum)
    50,000 – 100,000 Chiltepin pepper
    49,250 Blair’s After Death Sauce, from Gardner Resources, Inc.
    40,000 – 58,000 Piquin pepper
    40,000 – 50,000 Super Chile pepper
    40,000 – 50,000 Santaka pepper
    33,390 Endorphin Rush Beyond Hot Sauce, from Garden Row Foods
    30,000 – 49,999 Lottie’s Original Barbados Red Hot, from Lottie’s Island Flavours
    30,000 – 50,000 Cayenne pepper (Capsicum baccatum and Capsicum frutescens)
    30,000 – 50,000 Tabasco pepper (Capsicum frutescens)
    15,000 – 30,000 de Arbol pepper
    15,000 – 29,999 Lottie’s Traditional Barbados Yellow, from Lottie’s Island Flavours
    12,000 – 30,000 Manzano pepper
    11,600 El Yucateco XXXtra Hot Habanero, from El Yucateco
    11,000 Crazy Jerry’s Brain Damage, from Crazy Jerry’s, Inc.
    8,910 El Yucateco Green Chile Habanero, from El Yucateco
    7,000 – 8,000 Tabasco Habanero sauce
    6,000 – 23,000 Serrano pepper
    5,790 El Yucateco Red Chile Habanero, from El Yucateco
    5,000 – 10,000 Hot Wax pepper
    5,000 – 10,000 Chipotle, a Jalapeño pepper that has been smoked.
    3,600 Cholula Hot Sauce, from Jalisco Food Company
    3,400 El Yucateco Chipotle Hot Sauce, from El Yucateco
    2,500 – 8,000 Santaka pepper
    2,500 – 5,000 Jalapeño (Capsicum annuum)
    2,500 – 5,000 Guajilla pepper
    2,500 – 5,000 Tabasco sauce
    2,000 – 2,500 Tabasco Chipotle sauce, from McIlhenny Company
    1,200 – 1,800 Tabasco Garlic sauce
    1,500 – 2,500 Rocotilla pepper
    1,000 – 2,000 Passila pepper
    1,000 – 2,000 Ancho pepper
    1,000 – 2,000 Poblano pepper
    700 – 1,000 Coronado pepper
    600 – 1,200 Tabasco Green sauce
    500 – 2,500 Anaheim pepper
    500 – 1,000 New Mexico pepper
    500 – 700 Santa Fe Grande pepper
    100 – 500 Pepperoncini, pepper (also known as Tuscan peppers, sweet Italian peppers, and golden Greek peppers.
    100 – 500 Pimento
    0 Sweet Bell pepper

    info extracted from

  12. Ahh yes, I really should start using pepper spray with each meal 🙂

    Jaben: Imaginative fella, aren’t you…

  13. Uncle, you mentioned tokaji. Good things must share with Friends!

    Jaben: Haha good try… nah…

  14. Check this out…
    It was served at Wildfire’s at kallang. A friend touched the bottle before going to the toilet… He didn’t wash his hands hands before handling his and ended washing him at the sink drenching his pants!

    Jaben: R… the things your friends’ do…

  15. just the bottle…?

  16. Yupe, just the bottle. There’s probably some of the concentrated oil on the bottle though. It’s meant t be added to stews and western style chillies stews and not as a dip. Really potent stuff!

  17. i never knew western people can take hot food. Wonder how they fare if compared to the chinese Cuisine.?.. lets say max level of sichuan hot pot?

    Jaben: Young man… you should try Jalapenos… it will burn like you’ve never had chillis before. For the record… it was the West that brought Chilli to the East.

    Something is bugging me though… what did the Indians eat before chilli was introduced to India?

  18. Curry.
    You should try one of those tex mex chilis (the dish, not chilli). Not the sissy ones you find in restaurants here; the ones in chili cookoff competitions in the US. They use chillis so hot they had to use goggles and gloves to prepare them or the fumes will get into their eyes.
    They say the best chilis have to be kept at least overnight for the flavors to come out. I could attest to that. My dad was experimenting with making chilis at one time and they always taste better the next day.

  19. Oh too late for me haha!
    Read the chilli stuff on a couple of months back issue of National Geographic.

    Jaben: You still have that article ?

  20. Yea, it’s a 1 page article on the magazine.
    I maybe going down tomorrow, if I go down, I bring the magazine for you to read?

    Jaben: I would be most grateful…

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