Isn’t it more of an endurance test than an enjoyable experience?
Trick question -- it’s both! There’s certainly a rush from having something with a lot of heat, and while it can be a bit painful, it’s well worth it in the end for the feeling of having eaten something most people would balk at. Kinda like the Big Fat Fatty sandwich challenge.
Is a poblano spicy?
Is a jalapeño spicy?
You’re getting there.
Is a habanero spicy?
Yeah -- TO MOST PEOPLE. They’re typically rated between 100,000 and 350,000 on the Scoville scale, which is about five times less spicy than the hottest currently known pepper, the Carolina Reaper (they don’t sugarcoat the names of these things).