Unsurprisingly his wife Jools wasn’t that happy about it, according to reports, and warned him not to do it again.
But Oliver thought it was the best way to discipline his kids considering the social climate these days.
He reportedly added: ‘It is not very popular beating kids any more, it’s not very fashionable and you are not allowed to do it and if you are a celebrity chef like me it does not look very good in the paper. So you need a few options.’
And if you thought the alleged punishment wasn’t that severe just bear in mind Scotch Bonnet peppers can be more than 100 time stronger than jalapeños.