Posted 30 November 2017 - 04:18 PM
With due respect to Puckerbutt Pepper Company and all folk who develop new peppers, the theme music to Mission Impossible now gets stuck in my head when ever I read about a new pepper. More so when Puckerbutt is involved, but figure that is just cause they are bigger than most of the others so of course more Spy vs. Spy stuff going on there. So the following should be considered a conspiracy theory.
Color of Pepper X - Someone noted the Last Dab hot sauce changed from green to red. They said they wrote to the sauce promoters and was told that is what peppers do, they mature from green to red. Kind of a goofy answer considering the wide range of pepper colors. But they seem to have indicated the first bottles of Last Dab were made with immature red peppers and the later bottles were made with mature peppers. Seems odd, but OK.
Ah, but the peppers reviewed by FBI seem to be not only green out of immaturity but they had some of that mustard green that I have only seen develop on peppers that finish green. They kind of look like what I would expect from Green Moruga. The FBI reviewer certainly thinks they were green mature rather than red immature. He rants about how there is no way a green can be hotter than reds. True or not, he is experienced with peppers and felt it was a mature green.
So is the thing green or red?
I apologize. I am going down the same rabbit hole as when the lineage of the Carolina Reaper was stated differently over and over again. I have to wonder if maybe that is some sort of marketing thing. I think the FBI reviewer said the post mark was from the same state as Puckerbutt is in. So could have been a disgruntled employee or it could be Puckerbutt itself doig some sort of marketing thing. I got no clue but the mystery is falling into my obsessive compulsive problem.