Watch Jennifer Garner eat a hot pepper and completely lose her cool: 'Regret! Regret! Regret!'

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Hey, America’s Funniest Home Videos — we have a submission for you on behalf of Jennifer Garner.

While hanging out in her garden, the actress and green thumb showed off a little for the camera, taking an impromptu nibble of one of her homegrown treasures. But a casual nibble of a green pepper turned into a humorous water! moment.

Me vs. pepper. Upshot: Not as cool as I thought I was. #soyouthinkyoucanfarm #regretregretregret

A post shared by Jennifer Garner (@jennifer.garner) on Jan 22, 2018 at 4:29pm PST


“What do you think: Is it going to be hot?” she asks as she takes a hearty bite of a green pepper. It was as five-alarm situation, however, and she quickly spit it out. “I wish I hadn’t done that. It’s not funny,” she said in a way that anyone who has been in her shoes can relate to.

In it went and then out it went. (Image: Jennifer Garner via Instagram)
In it went and then out it went. (Image: Jennifer Garner via Instagram)

Soon she was slurping water, but the heat didn’t let up. She tried to eat something else — lettuce! — to mute the taste but it didn’t help. Moments later, she was clapping her hands while chanting, “Regret! Regret! Regret!”

Image: Jennifer Garner via Instagram
Image: Jennifer Garner via Instagram

There was more water — and more regret.

Image: Jennifer Garner via Instagram
Image: Jennifer Garner via Instagram

“Me vs. pepper,” she captioned the funny video. “Upshot: Not as cool as I thought I was. #soyouthinkyoucanfarm #regretregretregret.”

Garner’s garden is one of her happy places — and she has showed a few pics of it on her fairly new Instagram. Her photo of her scarecrows, modeled after her three children with Ben Affleck, was a memorable one.

TO THE CROWS: BOO! #quieterthanthehumanversions #familytradition #ohpleaseyesihadhelp

A post shared by Jennifer Garner (@jennifer.garner) on Oct 30, 2017 at 9:54am PDT


She also showed off her chickens.

Did you know that by 5 years old poor chickens will have heard 30 million fewer words than their middle class counterparts? It doesn’t matter how it happens: read to sing to talk to your chickens! #wordgap #chickencurrentevents #investinkids

A post shared by Jennifer Garner (@jennifer.garner) on Dec 13, 2017 at 11:01am PST


The actress, who has said she’s not ready to date after her second divorce, loves growing the food her family eats. In 2015, she told Us Weekly, “We try to grow whatever we can, although I can’t say we have the hugest crop in the world.” She added, “We talk about our food, we grow food, we talk about what goes into it. They planted it, they water it, they take pictures next to it.”

Well, another teachable moment can be this video. Sampling the garden offerings is OK, kids — but maybe there are better options than spicy peppers.

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