Posts Tagged 'Scoville scale'

A Nacho Chip So Hot They’re Packaged Individually

Paqui makes tortilla chips so incredibly hot that they sell them in packages of one, single, solitary chip. They come packaged in a little cardboard coffin. Unfortunately (fortunately?) they’re sold out until Fall 2018.


New Pepper – Naga Viper – Claims To Be World’s Hottest

NY DailyNews reports –

That’s one spicy, paint-peeling pepper. The Naga Viper, a cross between three of the hottest exiting varieties, is set to become the hottest chili in the world. It’s so hot that it can strip paint. And weapons experts are even considering using the chili in a “spice bomb” to incapacitate enemy soldiers, the Daily Mail reported. The new species was created by Gerald Fowler, who runs the Chili Pepper Company in Cumbria, a small county in England. “It numbs your tongue, then burns all the way down,” he told the newspaper. “It can last an hour, and you just don’t want to talk to anyone or do anything.” The tongue-scorching pepper set a world-record on the Scoville scale, which measures the heat in spicy food. While the popular jalapeno comes in at just 2,500-5,000 on the scale, the Naga Viper measures a whopping 1,359,000. It beat out the previous world record holder, the Indian Bhut Jolokia, which measured at 1,001,304.
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