Hello everyone! This is Running On Empty Food Review! Well hello ladies and gentlemen and everyone watching. This is Running on Empty Food Review. I am your host, The Report Of The Week Well, happy early mid week, I guess that’s how we’ll start this one off It’s Running on Empty Food Review, and we’re at Popeyes. That’s where I find myself at, and This is a viewer request you can say. I was a little – I was a little iffy on doing this at first because my attitude of Popeyes is – granted, it’s ambivalent, I have mixed feelings of it You know, where I still have some of that long-standing praise and acclaim for them, and also some newfound disdain as well So I was a little iffy And I was thinking well, if enough people kind of want to see this one then I’ll do it. And Sure enough a lot of people did, they sent me emails, they said Reviewbrah we’re counting on you, my life depends on you right now. We need you to review those Ghost Pepper wings, man so I procured a few Ghost Pepper wings from Popeyes and in the precious Popeyes box lieth a number of Ghost Pepper wings I’m, I’m — You know, I’m curious with these, I actually am. Despite my mixed feelings of Popeyes, I’m curious about this one The reason being is when they mentioned ghost pepper Let me just put this into perspective here… If you look back I know a number of you have seen the review where I did the suicide wings from Planet Wings And you saw I was I was I was in misery during that video You know, y- you saw it. I was just in pain, it was the hottest thing I ever ate And in terms of the famous Scoville units that they used to measure heat and heat strength of foods and peppers, et cetera That was a hundred thousand Scoville units Put it into perspective. That’s what a hundred thousand did to me. A ghost pepper is, minimum, minimum 1 million Scoville units and according to their marketing team these are ghost pepper wings so if I’m not convulsing, throwing up, possibly just outright passing out and dying after I eat these, I’m gonna be disappointed! Otherwise it’s false advertising because if they’re gonna go ahead and say that it’s ghost pepper wings that’ll likely at least alluding to a million Scoville units I’m gonna be terribly disappointed in this so I better be throwing up with my face beet-red after I eat these wings Just getting that out right now. This is what it looks like comes in a little box $4.99 deal. You can see it right there There’s the close up shot of it, my head’s out of the frame. You can see it good Comes with your fries, the fries are kind of obscuring the wings themselves so let’s find a couple of these to show off they’re very heavily breaded chicken wings as you can see, very very breaded very look like they’re very crispy and crunchy and of course there’s no actual sauce on the wings themselves Rather it’s just it’s kind of embedded inside that, uh, that krispity krunch Layer to it But yeah, you can see it’s uh Very very crispy it’s got a bit of an orange red color to it Comes with the side of your choice of course. I got the classic fries also a biscuit and I guess in uh an effort to kind of cool the flames it also comes with their world-famous Cajun barbecue ranch sauce which I think they might have released that in the past, and I think it was actually pretty good I don’t know so anyway We know what’s in it There’s not a lot to it so didn’t have to explain it too terribly And well, we know what’s in it. You know what’s in it. I know what’s in it There it is again So you know I’m not not lying to you. It’s an actual crispity crunchity wing, and I’m just gonna eat it and let you know what it tastes like, so it’s the ghost pepper wings from Popeyes going in Let’s set ourselves on fire! Oh shoot Look at that, couldn’t even- couldn’t even bite the little orange thing that’s hanging off there. It’s my favorite part of the wings 🙁 Well I think as you can see I I’m not throwing it back up yet I’m not gonna be a seer and predict what’ll happen two minutes from now. Maybe the spice will really kick in then but So far, So far, a little spicy now, I would put it on the mild to moderate level of spicy but if you- You took their advertising literally you saw the name, and you saw ghost pepper and You’re actually thinking that they were going to put real ghost peppers in this and You know, like an entire ghost pepper per wing That is not the case whatsoever. Now, a lot of establishments do this I know Taco Bell actually did this with an item back in 2015. They had their Ghost Pepper Griller Which is actually a favorite menu item of mine I wish they would bring that thing back because I mean I was, that was amazing And this is a similar thing to what they did, allow me to explain where They’re not lying if they say ghost pepper They don’t say how much. All the ghost pepper is added per the batter or per the wing sauce So likely what Popeyes did here considering the exceedingly hot spice of a ghost pepper They likely took one, not even one one-hundredth, probably one thousandth of a ghost pepper, put a tiny little bit in there vat of batter or sauce or dry rub seasoning They’re not lying to you. There’s ghost pepper in it We’re not gonna tell you that there is a one one-thousandth of a ghost pepper in it, but that’s just not appealable advertising Rather there’s just a very very small amount of ghost pepper, but they’re not lying to you. They’re ghostpepper wings but just keep in mind that they’re not going to be as spicy as you may envision them to be. I think that’s a big thing that a lot of people were wondering, they see the name Ghost Pepper wings I’m wondering, well how hot are these wings gonna be? They’re not going to be as spicy – They’re not – you could see I didn’t even need any water and or a drink or any of that to cool the fires in my mouth Lets you give an accurate representation of how hot they are Forget the name ghost pepper, these are hot wings. They’re hot wings. It’s just average Average spiciness and that’s all that there is to it. They’re little spicy But it’s it’s nothing nothing crazy at all *engine roaring loudly nearby* There he goes, can you see him? There he goes, he made it out All right flawless, that was a flawless exit Now you also might be wondering well, How does the chicken itself taste? I understand that they’re not exceedingly hot, does the chicken taste good, and surprisingly enough Let’s put our woes and worries about the level of spiciness aside; the chicken itself is actually pretty good because I have had some bad experiences at Popeyes before when it comes to their chicken in the last year, where it’s like it’s tough, it’s waterlogged it doesn’t taste good at all. This chicken is actually pretty good I like the quality of it very flavorful and even that spiciness it actually gives it some good flavor And you know it’s very crunchy It’s very crunchy on the outside, but it’s juicy and tender on the inside and that’s kind of what I look for in wings so in terms of wings themselves these are actually good quality, much higher than I anticipated. As for the spice a little bit of false advertising it’s not ghost pepper tear spice, rather It’s just mild spicy wings, and uh, keep that in mind Now one final thing that I did want to try out should you be interested of course is the Rajun Cajun barbecue ranch sauce and I’m just gonna try it out real quick Put it dip of wing or two in there And we’ll see how that goes over Again, you’re not gonna really need a sauce or anything to quell the flames because it’s not terribly hot to begin with But that’s what it looks like they’re Just gonna dip a little bit in and then we’ll wrap things up Might not look like a lot, but that’s enough I wouldn’t really describe it as barbecue ranch, it just tastes more like a standard ranch sauce with a little bit of a kick to it, but Expected it to be more like ranch sauce than anything else Now all things considered what am I going to be rating this meal out of ten? Well it’s $4.99, you get a number of wings, the wings are of good quality they’re not incredibly spicy, but the spice is there; now the sauce accompaniment is free it tastes okay Therefore out of ten, I’m gonna be giving this a seven point two out of ten
*7.2/10* Could be a little more spicy considering how they’re marketing it But all in all, at least the product itself is still quality with that in mind. Thank you for watching ladies and gentlemen I’m your host TheReportOfTheWeek and today’s review was for the Ghost Pepper wings from Popeyes. Until next time, See you, take care, and that is all.