This trio has to be the hottest and spiciest things to come out of North Carolina since Pam Grier, Julianne Moore and Amy Poehler. A life-long love and study of chilis has been dried and put in bottles to blow your tastebuds.
Ben Tuorto enjoyed all things spicy, but he decided to put his money where his mouth was – and it was usually being warmed up by chili. On his North Carolina farm, he’s experimented with chilis from all over the world. In 2013, he had as many as 300 individual chili plants in dozens of varieties, from Thai and Cayenna to Devil’s Tongue, Ghost Chilis or the dreaded Moruga Scorpion.
If you can’t stand the heat, you better keep this the hell out of your kitchen – the range starts with ‘hot’, advances to ‘very hot’ and induces sweats with the ‘ghost’ variety of Vesta, which is made from a fiery mix of Habanero, Moruga Scorpion, and Bhut Jolokia (Ghost) chilis.