As of a few months ago, I didn't even know what arbol peppers were! Since then, I've discovered that they're called Chile de arbol, and they're a small, red Mexican chili pepper. Oh, and they're hot! They have a Scoville rating of 50,000-10,000, which equates to a 7 or 8 on a scale of 1-10. (By comparison, jalapeno peppers are 3,500-8,000.)
I love them in chili and Mexican dishes, but I have to be careful to use just a little bit. Otherwise, it's too much for me.
But something magical happens when they're mixed with honey. Everyone who has tasted it has said basically the same thing: first you taste just the honey, then the peppers start warming up in your mouth, and the heat escalates. But, before it becomes too intense, the honey takes over again, cooling off the heat. You're left with a great taste and just a little bit of heat.
We took our Hottie Honey to our first show recently, and we sold out! People tried it, loved it, and bought it! Now we want to hear how people are using it. If you try it, let us know!