These super hot fatalii chile peppers came recommended from a chile pepper community I belong to on Google+. I’ve heard of the pepper before but had no idea about flavor or heat. As most of you know, habanero peppers are my absolute favorite because of its sweet, citrus flavor and its flowery aroma. However I had to give fatalii chile pepper a try after seeing this honest review on YouTube. I can’t tolerate the heat from super hot chile peppers but I had to see what all the fuss was about with these fataliis and was very pleased with the flavor!
I think I may have just found a new favorite chile pepper here! The fatalii chile pepper is very similar in scent and flavor to the habanero and the scotch bonnet pepper but the fatalii is much more potent, flowery and holy s**t, they are hot! They measure anywhere between 250K-350K on the Scoville scale and sometimes can be even hotter depending on where and how they’re grown, soil and climate greatly impacting heat. If you’re wondering how hot that is, its 10-12 times hotter than the jalapeno.
They are a beautiful bright yellow pepper when ripened but the aroma is what really blew me away. They have a flowery bouquet which smells of oranges and apricots and you could almost smell the prickly heat once you cut one open. I’ve never smelled a chile pepper that was so fragrant, a really nice aroma. Inhale too hard and it may sting just a little so watch out. You’re probably thinking “why eat something like that?” Well, the idea is to flavor your food with it and not necessarily eat the whole pepper. If you can handle the sting then by all means go ahead but I like to taste the other ingredients in my meals. I do love the flavor these types of chiles impart. You can remove some of the seeds and membranes when cooking to get more of the flavor and less heat which is probably the best way to start with these.
Fatalii have a sweetness to them once you get pass the heat and also taste of citrus. I sliced off a sliver and just licked it with the tip of my tongue and the burn blossomed for several minutes. If you love habaneros or scotch bonnets peppers you will love these peppers, it is definitely one to try.
I ordered these from the Cross Country Nurseries here in New Jersey which offers prompt delivery and great packaging to ensure product arrives fresh. I purchased the fatalii along with a few other super hots like the Moruga Scorpion (hottest in the world by the way) and Ghost peppers. I’m going to experiment with a few of these to develop new lollipop flavors and to use them sparingly in a few dishes so don’t expect any videos from me downing a whole pepper! I’ll leave that to the pros as you can see in the video link above. I would not recommend doing that at home unless you have experience eating super hot peppers. Some of these peppers can do serious internal damage if eaten in high quantities. If you ever find yourself in that predicament for some reason, just have a glass of cold milk handy!