Thai cuisine is known for its incredible balance of flavors. Any time you sit down to enjoy a Thai meal, you’ll likely run into sweet, salty, sour and savory flavors all at once. This is exactly why Joel Friant decided to bring one of his most innovative ideas to market — The Original Habanero Shaker.
Through his involvement in the restaurant industry, Joel Friant fell in love with the habanero pepper. Not only does it have incredible flavor, but the pepper packs a serious punch of capsaicin. Capsaicin triggers a chemical reaction in the body that releases a painkilling dose of endorphins. That means eating a habanero pepper is an anti-inflammatory painkiller that has euphoric effects similar to a runner’s high.
The habanero’s endorphins are special. The chemicals in the endorphins bind to certain receptors in the brain to give you a calming and soothing sensation. While habanero peppers might give your food a spicy punch, the health benefits make you feel better soon after the spice fades.
And Joel Friant knows that the flavor in the habanero is superior to the jalapeno. The habanero pepper has a natural smoky and buttery flavor that helps to balance the immense amount of heat in the pepper. On the Scoville heat scale, habanero’s average about 200,000 units of heat while the jalapeno only registers 4,000 units of heat.
This heat makes the habanero shaker incredibly fun to have at the dinner table. It says right on the label that the habanero is one of the hottest peppers on earth. It’s always fun to add a bit of heat to your food and to encourage others to do the same. And if you do so, you’ll likely make a lifelong habanero fan as the flavor in the habanero shaker is incredibly balanced.
Joel Friant brought the Original Habanero Shaker to market in the mid-90s. He stepped away from his entrepreneurial product to chase other endeavors but has now come back to re-release The Original Habanero Shaker to the world. You can pick up this incredible product online at sites like eBay and Amazon.