Bowers Chile Pepper Festival

Carl's Kickin' Chili is a popular staple at the annual September Chile Pepper Festival in Bowers, PA. We celebrated our 16th year at the 2015 festival. THANK YOU ALL for patronizing us again.

Many people have inquired about the recipe but unfortunately Carl wishes to keep that to himself. However, he will divulge that the chili includes many fresh ingredients prepared at the festival including lean ground beef, chopped onions, and of course peppers. A variety of peppers, many picked from the local pepper farm, Meadow View Farm, and a blend of herbs and spices give Carl's Kickin' Chili a textured, crunchy, and flavorable appeal.

The vast number of annual repeat customers attest to the quality, skill, and care taken to prepare the chili and the end result which yields the flavorful taste. Please Remember...this is Carl's KICKIN' Chili. Chili Fire

PBS Video About Our Chili

Reading Eagle Article

Many folks of all ages get involved to serve our customers a quality product in a pleasant atmosphere.

A question often asked by customers at the Pepper Festival is how can they purchase Carl's Kickin' Chili at other times during the year. Carl notifies all his Facebook Friends of dates when chili can be purchased via pre-orders. Be sure to FRIEND US on Facebook.

Peppers Found In Carl's Kickin' Chili

Many different kinds of freshly-cut peppers make Carl's Kickin' Chili both colorful and flavorful. These peppers also include different ratings on the Scoville Heat Index.

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Scoville Scale
15,000,000-16,000,000
Pure Capasaicin
2,200,000
Carolina Reaper*
2,000,000-5,300,000
Pepper Spray
800,000-1,001,300
Bhut Jolokia (Ghost Pepper)
350,000-577,000
Red Savina
350,000-475,000
Chocolate Habanero
350,000-400,000
Purira Pepper
100,000-350,000
Hot Paper Lantern
Harold St. Bart's
Mustard Habanero
Peach Habanero
Habanero
70,000-85,000
Ring Of Fire
30,000-50,000
Cayenne Pepper
Lemon Drop Habanero
12,000-30,000
Bulgarian Carrot
10,000-25,000
Serrano Pepper
5,000-10,000
Hungarian Yellow Wax
2,500-8,000
Jalapeño
500-2500
Anaheim Pepper
0
Bell Pepper

* featured at 2015 Chile Pepper Festival

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