Updated: Aug 31
With 21 types of pickles to choose from, pickle lovers have plenty to choose from. From Dill and Kosher to Sour and Spicy pickles, you've got quite the assortment of flavor and heat levels for your taste buds to enjoy. Today though, we're going to focus on our personal favorite type of pickle... spicy pickles.
Not just any spicy pickles mind you, we're going to talk about the world's hottest pickle! If you're a pickle lover and you're down to turn up the heat, then you're in the right place. Let's take a look at the world's spiciest pickle... Mikey V's Spicy Reaper Pickles.
The World's Hottest Pickle
As the name implies, these pickles are made with the Carolina Reaper pepper. For those who don't know, the Carolina Reaper is the world's hottest chili pepper. That means that these pickles are not for the faint of heart.
If you're looking for the spiciest pickles that will light up your taste buds and possibly melt some in the process, then look no further than Mikey V's Spicy Reaper Pickles.
These bad boys have been soaking in everything from the Carolina Reaper pepper in the jar with it. So when you open up and take that first bite, it packs a bunch the second it hits your mouth and taste buds.
The Carolina Reaper pickles are notable dill pickles and they have a nice crunch when you bite in them! These spicy pickle bites aren't like anything you've tried before, so get ready!
What is the Carolina Reaper Pepper
The Carolina Reaper is a chili pepper that was created by crossing the Pakistani naga viper with a sweet, red habanero pepper. It was created by Ed Currie. It is red and gnarled, and it looks like it means business. This chili pepper packs quite the punch, as it measures in at over 2 million Scoville Heat Units!
To put that into perspective, most jalapeño peppers measure between 2,500 to 8,000 Scoville Heat Units. Caroline Reapers are about 100 times hotter than the jalapeno.
As you can see, the Carolina Reaper is no joke. If you're looking for a pepper that packs a serious punch, then this is the one for you.
So if you're wondering what makes these pickles hot, it's the Carolina reaper pepper!
Types of Pickles
There are many different types of pickles, but we're just going to mention a few of the most popular ones.
Dill Pickles: These are the most common type of pickle and they are usually found in grocery stores. They are cucumbers that have been soaked in a vinegar or brine solution.
Kosher Pickles: These pickles are also cucumbers that have been soaked in a salt brine solution. The difference is that kosher pickles must be made with kosher salt.
Sour Pickles: These pickles are cucumbers that have been soaked without the vinegar. Rather the solution is made from salt, water, and spices, and then fermented. This fermentation process gives them their sour taste.
Spicy Pickles: These pickles can be any of the types we mention, or really any type of pickle, and then infused with chili peppers. This gives them their spicy taste and there's no better place to find and buy hot pickles than here at Mikey V's!
Among these, you'll also find pickles such as:
Bread and butter pickles
How are Spicy Pickles Made
If you want to make your own spicy pickles, it's actually quite easy! All you need is a jar, some cucumbers, vinegar, salt, water, and chili peppers.
First, you'll want to wash your cucumbers. Next, slice them into thin slices or chunks. After that, add the cucumbers to your jar.
You'll want to add spices such as garlic, red pepper flake, and chopped onion into the bottom of the jar. You can also add whatever chili pepper you want to use for your pickle as well. Just make sure you know what heat level you're dealing with! If you want killer heat, try adding some Carolina Reapers like we did... if you want it to still pack a bunch, but not as hot, try using the 7 pot primo pepper!
Next, you'll want to make your pickling solution. To do this, simply combine vinegar, salt, water, and chili peppers in a pot and bring it to a boil. Once it's boiling, carefully pour it over the cucumbers in the jar.
Make sure to leave cover the pickles completely with the solution.
Once the jar is full, seal it tightly and let it sit for at least 24 hours before eating. This will give the cucumbers time to soak up all of that delicious flavor.
And that's it! You've now made your own spicy pickles. Enjoy!
If you don't want to go through the trouble of making your own, you can always buy them here at Mikey V's. After all... we do have the world's hottest pickles!