Spice of Life Trivia

As you all will certainly know, January 16th is a special date in the calendar as the world celebrates… International Hot & Spicy Food Day! We’re big fans of heat in our dishes, given our connections with India and Southeast Asia – so if you know your scotch bonnets from your habaneros, try our mouthwatering quiz and you could win one of three Spicy Gift Hampers we’re giving away – winners to be announced on Karma Group and Karma Concierge social channels on 31 January.

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    1. When describing the spiciness of different peppers, what is the most commonly used scale?

    2. What is the name of this spice?

    3. This particular chili is renowned for being the bad boy of peppers and for several years it was certified by the 'Guiness Book of Records' as the hottest chili in the world. What is its name?

    4. I am highly aromatic with a robust liquorice flavour. Excellent in pesto, as a finishing touch on pasta dishes, or stuffed into sandwiches, which spice am I?

    5. Which cocktail contains a dash of Tabasco sauce?

    6. Some people dislike the heat of even the mildest chillies, but which species can eat the hottest ones without discomfort?

    7. Which substance makes chili peppers so hot?

    8. Selling for 3,000-14,000 Euros per kilo, what is the most expensive spice in the world?

    9. Jalapeños are always green.

    10. What part of the chilli should be discarded during cooking if a milder heat is desired?

    11. Just seven countries account for 93% of all chilli exports, but who is the largest producer?

    12. Which of the following well-known sauces does not contain chillies?

    13. Today there are around 400 different varieties of chillies grown globally.

    14. If you order an ambitiously hot curry in India and start to burn up, what’s the best way to cool down?

    15. Chili con carne is the official dish of which US state?

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    13 Comments

    1. I do enjoy a good curry, especially the Goan curry served at The Haathi Mahal. can’t wait to get back to India.

    2. I love spicy food and this was sure a test of knowledge. Looking forward to our holiday next month with Karma.

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