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ghost pepper burgers at red robin

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http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/06...

"The Fiery Ghost style contains a ghost pepper sauce, fried jalapenos and pepper jack cheese. The Cry Baby style, features crispy onions straws tossed in sriracha dry seasoning with more onions sauteed in Cholula hot sauce, plus jack cheese and ghost pepper ketchup."

has anyone tried either one and can report back? they sound tasty, but i doubt its as spicy as the ingredients would you lead you to believe.

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  1. hadn't heard of these, hoping someone posts a review. DH loves spice, loves burgers. If they are REALLY hot, we may have to visit RR. :)

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    1. re: jujuthomas

      No, not really hot. A low medium I'd say. It you're a heat freak you'll be disappointed, but then mass-market food never has real heat.

      The ghost-pepper ketchup is a real star, though, I told them they should keep it when the ghost-pepper promo ends. They probably didn't even bother to write down what I said.

      1. re: aynrandgirl

        thanks for the heads up aynrandgirl, DH is certainly a heat freak and is always disappointed by heat levels when we eat out - on the other hand I'll be crying and gasping for air eating the same thing, LOL.

    2. Well, I have pretty good news. We went to Red Robin today. I opted for the Cry Baby style Tavern burger. I forgot to tell the server how to cook my burger, so it was, for me, overcooked -- not their fault, of course -- but it did indeed pack quite a punch. Didn't make me cry, but it did make me say, wow. This thing has some real heat!

      So, Red Robin actually has something for chileheads. The fact that this burger actually made it onto the menu is quite impressive. Try to find something with heat at, say, Chili's.

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      1. re: Bob W

        thanks for the review! got to try it now.

        1. re: Bob W

          Thanks for the story, Bob W. What an incredible find in a chain restaurant -- some real heat.

          1. re: Bob W

            We have an RR close to us. I may have to give it a try.