Recently Wendy’s has brought back their Ghost Pepper offerings – Ghost Pepper Fries and the Jalapeño Fresco Spicy Chicken Sandwich. I’m a Food Network fan and I watched Guy Fieri and his crew eat ghost peppers on Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives and run for the milk because those peppers are so hot, they possibly should be used for torture instead of as a food.
At any rate I started thinking if Guy Fieri reacted that bad to ghost peppers what it going to do to me? I mean I like jalapeños and about the spiciest food/condiment I can stand is wasabi. Wasabi pleasantly burns the mouth and goes through your nasal passages and that’s about as hot as I could probably stand it. But Wendy’s serving ghost pepper-anything didn’t make much sense to me. From what I know about one of the hottest of hot peppers it could bring on a lot of negative publicity not to mention lawsuits. You literally have to wash your hands after handling them raw!
So I had to find out, are Wendy’s Ghost Fries too hot for me? I may or may not ever try the Jalapeño Fresco Spicy Chicken Sandwich, but after doing some reading that assured me I wasn’t going to melt or explode after trying these limited time offerings I went in for my self and got a lunch complete with the Ghost Pepper Fries. So how did I fare? How hot are these ghost pepper-infused fried potatoes? First off, I dipped a fork in this ghost peppery sauce and got a small taste before trying a fry covered in the stuff. I’d say they are fairly spicy as far as fast food offerings go. I’d go so far as to say they’re hotter than Wendy’s regular Spicy Chicken sandwich bit nowhere near as hot as wasabi. That’s my opinion and I’m sticking to it.
Now the question is, are they too hot for you? I can’t answer that because tolerance for spiceiness and hot spices is a very individual thing. If you try it go for a very small amount first maybe on the tip of a fork or spoon and if you can tolerate that try a little more each time.
Want more info about this tasty Wendy’s treat and how its made? This post was very informative for me as I chowed down on my lunch: How Wendy’s Is Making Ghost Peppers Safe For Middle America.