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Westminster Store
9400 Wadsworth Pkwy.

Store Hours:
Monday -Saturday 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Sunday 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM

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Saturday, October 25th
11:00 AM to 2:00 PM

Bring your scariest pumpkin and spiciest chili to our  Pumpkin Carving Contest and Chili Cook Off!  We'll have prizes and two categories, one for kids and one for adults.  The winners will be chosen by popular choice, so come and vote for your favorites.


What's the World's Hottest Chili Pepper? 


Competition for the title of World's Hottest Chili Pepper is as intense as the peppers themselves.  Spiciness in chilies is measured by the Scoville Scale.  Invented in 1912 by an American pharmacist named Wilbur Scoville, the Scoville Scale measures the concentration of capsaicinoids, the chemical compounds that are responsible for the sensation we recognize as 'hot' or 'spicy.'  A Bell Pepper rates at the bottom of the scale with zero Scoville units, not spicy at all.  Hotter stuff like Tabasco sauce or jalapeno peppers come in around at 2,500 units.  But that's just the beginning when it comes to extreme peppers.       

In 2007 the title of World's Hottest Pepper was held by the formidable Ghost Pepper - the Bhut Jolokia from India.  The Ghost Pepper weighs in at around 1,041,427 Scoville units, or over 400 times hotter than Tabasco sauce.  The Ghost Pepper held the title for five years before being dethroned in 2012, by the Moruga Scorpion from the Caribbean island nation of Trinidad and Tobago.  The Scorpion nearly doubled the Ghost Pepper's heat with a whopping Scoville rating of 2 million units. 

You would think that would be hot
imageenough for anyone, but not Smokin' Ed Currie.  Ed spent 10 years developing a potent hybrid of the Sweet Habanero and Naga Viper chilies.  In 2013 the Guiness Book of World Records crowned Ed's Frankenstein monster of a chili,  the Carolina Reaper, the World's Hottest Chili Pepper.  The Guiness chemists found that the Carolina Reaper had a chemical composition similar to pepper spray, tipping the scales at nearly 2,200,000 Scoville units. 

But even that seems to be too mild for some.  Already there are whispers of a new challenger to the throne, the mysterious Chocolate Bhutlah.  Though it hasn't been scientifically tested, some say the Bhutlah makes the Carolina Reaper look like a strawberry.  Will it have enough fire power to bring down the Reaper and claim the title World's Hottest Chili Pepper?  Stay tuned, true believers!

If you want to try the World's Hottest Pepper for yourself, you can find Carolina Reaper seeds and products at Ed Currie's Puckerbutt Pepper Company.  But we hasten to add, as Ed's own page says, " CAUTION!      CAUTION!     CAUTION!    CAUTION!    CAUTION!"  If you'd rather experience the heat second hand, check out this account of eating three (!) Carolina Reapers from Bon Appetit.
   

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Ceramic Pot Sale

Beginning this Weekend

 

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Select Ceramic Pots
50% OFF

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Attack of the Home Pests!

Coming Soon...



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You've seen this movie before.  As cooler weather approaches, all kinds of creepy crawlers are looking for starring roles in your garden and home.  Make sure this monster rally closes early with this blockbuster double feature!

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Bayer Home Pest

Bayer Home Pest kills insects on contact and provides up to 12 months of insect prevention.  In addition, it reduces up to 99.9% of the germs bugs can leave behind.  Spray Home Pest around your house this fall to create a bug barrier all season long.

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Bayer Complete Insect Killer
Complete controls both surface and soil insects for up to 3 months.  It's easy to apply with a fertilizer spreader and targets the most common lawn insects including ants, sod webworms, billbugs and the dreaded Japanese Beetle. 






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October
Coupon

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Five FREE Tulip Bulbs
with any $10 purchase.

Click here to print coupon and present to cashier

Offer Expires 10/31/14. Limit one per customer, please.

 

Lakewood Store
1404 Quail Street, Lakewood, CO 80215
303-232-6868
Littleton Store
5201 S. Federal Blvd., Littleton, CO
303-347-8027
Westminster Store
9400 Wadsworth Parkway, Westminster, CO
303-423-8361