An experience that chilli lovers just shouldn’t miss.
My recommended Chilli experience
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You love to eat them, right? But you’ve never seen them growing. This is your chance to tour a chilli grower, to sample some of the many and varied different chilli that are on offer, and see just how hot you can take them!
What happens on a Chilli experience?
Basically, you are taken on a fascinating tour of a chilli farm or nursery to see chillis growing in real life, and hear some incredible facts about the humble chilli.
You’ll be able to sample many different ones, and even take some home to experiment with yourself.
Some tours include lunch, or drinks too. Check out the full list to pick the one that’s right for you.
A chilli experience makes a wonderful gift
There’s absolutely nobody in the world doesn’t like chillis.
Well hardly anybody, anyway.
So as a welcome change from the usual birthday or Christmas gift, why not give vouchers for a real life chilli experience?
It’ll come as an excellent surprise, and will be remembered long after the usual kind of gift has been discarded.
Some chilli facts to whet your appetite
Though originally from Mexico, chillis have been grown in the UK for more than 400 years – so they’re not a recent feature at all.
They contain more vitamin C than oranges, weight for weight, though I’d bet you could eat more oranges than chillis if it’s vitamin C you’re looking for.
Chillis are the fruits of the capsicum plant, which is related to the nightshade plant.
China is the world’s largest chilli producer, growing a staggering 15 million tonnes a year – almost half the world’s chillis.
The hotness of a chilli is measured in Scoville heat units (SHU), and the Scotch Bonnet, one of the more fearsomely hot ones, can measure a whopping 300,000 SHU.
BUT the Carolina Reaper, from the USA, has been recorded at a staggering 2.2 million SHU. It would take a brave man or woman to eat one of those!!