Warning over Tesco's super-hot chillis

Warning over Tesco's super-hot chillis

Some people like pain. They actively seek it out. Their lives must be pretty safe to have to introduce actual danger into their routines.

Some like pain 'in the evening', while some do martial arts. Others, meanwhile, like to EAT PAIN. And so, to the kind of special lunatic that likes to put vicious chilli peppers in their mouths.

Tesco are being criticised, as they're stocking what is supposed to be the hottest chilli in the world, because some people think this can only end in injury or death.

The chilli in question is the Carolina Reaper, and you'd think the name would be a clue as to what you're dealing with. After all, it isn't called a Connecticut Cuddler, is it?

This 'hottest ever' claim comes from the Guinness Book Of Records, and if you look online, there's a host of people who have fallen foul of these peppers.

For the stat-fans, Carolina Reaper chillis measure an average 1.5 million on the Scoville scale.

You can have a look at some people eating them, if you like watching people suffer (contains a little bit of fruity language).

Now, this chilli will obviously blow your head off, but it can also cause skin irritation and vomiting. Someone had one and they ended up having a heart attack and dying.

A Tesco spokesperson said that they do not advocate "chilli-off" competitions, and that these rascals are for "sensible consumption only".

Tesco's Carolina Reaper packet reads: "Do not consume whole. Do not touch without gloves. Skin irritant. Avoid contact with eyes. Wash hands thoroughly after preparation to avoid irritation."


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