well all I have now is scorpions in buckets, but I plan to try the Carolina Reaper, and of course I am going to eat them... geez Americans are wimps when it comes to heat!
I am not able to "handle the heat" like I used to, but I will still try! I used to be able to eat a whole habanero bit by bit with one slice of bread, no sweat, well yes sweat but you know what I mean! Wasabi and horseradish? Used to inhale that stuff practically! Now, with heartburn meds and all, have to take it a lot slower/lighter than I used to! I intend to eat the scorpions and the reapers after that! Just hopefully in a recipe that will bring it down to habaneor level heat. In reference to my "Americans" comment, I am "russian" to most people, White or well, mom's ancestors from Belarus, father was Tartar and Russian...so yes belo or byelo or whatever... anyway, my mother's folks always used to say how "pahngyelskis" (english speakers, no real "y" sound maybe slightly but mainly put there to make you know that part is not pronounced like silica "gel") were so much weaker than us (spritually or not as brave), so yes don't consider myself a "real" American or I do but ancestry first, and think my grandparents were right at least as far as heat tolerance goes! I go to restaurants and order the spiciest version and it barely has any heat to me. So I am anxious to try this and surely someone must have some recipes on how to use it!