The Original blend is not meant to set your taste buds on fire, but more to satisfy a sweet smoky desire I know a lot of us have. This is not to say you will not experience heat...you definitely will. It will be subtle and come on towards the end. As you continue to eat, the heat begins to build. Before you realize it, you are slowing the rate at which you eat, while your tongue begins to sweep your gums searching for crumbs.