Thursday, April 01, 2010
World's hottest chili calls out Bill O
"Bring it on Bill O, let's see if you can handle me," says the impudent chili.
Tests by Warwick University rate the new variety at 1,067,286 on the Scoville Scale which is used to measure the heat of peppers.Diego asks: Is it hotter than Taco Bell's Mild Sauce? If so, I'd have to pass as it is too hot for me.
The former record-holder, the Indian Bhut Jolokia, is 1,041,427. A jalapeno measures just 2,500 to 5,000. Weapons-grade pepper spray is 2,000,000.
The Lincs variety is named Infinity for its "never-ending" burn, which cannot be quelled by even the best antidote, milk.
A novice who eats it can require hospital treatment for mouth blisters and burns. [Emphasis added.]