Red or Green? That is a common question when one visits the Southwest where green and red chilies are a common sauce, side dish and even entrée. This guy chose a strange, orangish-red habanero pepper to get a little taste of the chile spice.
Apparently, a habanero pepper’s spiciness is rated between 200-300k scoville units, that means it is like eating fire and they are damn hot. This pepper must have been 300,000 scoville units or more, as his face quickly turns to the same tinge as the pepper.
I had a friend who once tried a similar hot chile taste test and almost passed out from it. Not a red face, but as white as a ghost, and he couldn’t speak for over an hour.
I recommend you proceed with caution upon tasting a habanero, but be assured there are mild red and green chilies out there, and they are worth tasting.