Tesco selling the hottest chilli on the market - dare you?
Do you like eating things that make you sweat while your entire upper torso goes numb? Well, sounds like you're someone who likes to eat on the Scoville scale, and are always up for a chilli challenge.
If that's the case, Tesco are making some bold claims and have said that they've sourced the hottest chilli pepper ever to be grown. Now, that's grown commercially - there's probably some crazy person who has grown one for themselves that is so hot that it melted the pan when it was put in.
And of course, they're offering to you, on sale.
This rascal is called the Komodo Dragon, and comes in at a whopping 1.4million on the Scoville scale. If you want a comparison, it is around 350,000 for a Scotch Bonnet. Basically, it is a chilli that is appallingly fiery. It could well disintegrate your jaw and scar your innards.
Tesco’s chilli pepper buyer said: "In recent years we,ve had the fearsome Dorset Naga, the searing Bhut Jolokia and the mouth-numbing Trinidad Scorpion... but they all pale in comparison to the UK’s latest commercially grown chilli pepper – the mighty Komodo Dragon – which puts the others in the shade."
Apparently, this pepper has a delayed reaction, so when you first start chewing, you think 'yeah - whatever mate' and then, after a second or two, it makes your tongue want to die.
"At first you can taste a wonderful hot fruitiness," Tesco's chilli monster says, continuing: "But then after about 10 seconds the full might of this little demon hits you and your whole mouth is aglow. This is definitely a chilli pepper for connoisseurs and for those who are experienced in eating really, superhot food."
They're on sale for a quid and if you eat one, do send us a Facebook message with a photo of yourself crying and sweating all over the place.