Iceland is selling the UK's hottest burger
Watery eyes will be the least of your problems after getting a taste of this scorcher.
If I had to make a guess, I would say that the spiciest food I have ever eaten is fish and chips. With a spiciness level of zero, it really is my ideal meal. Adventurous is not a word that appears in my dictionary.
I would like to be able to argue that the reason for my sensitivity is a strong sense of tradition in supporting typically British cuisine, or that living in the darkness of Stoke-on-Trent has given me a far more sinister definition of spice. But, the reality is that I can’t handle the heat.
Iceland’s claim to have created the UK’s hottest beef burger is something that I definitely will not be putting to the test. However, it is good news for lovers of burning tongues as the feisty meat contains the world’s hottest chilli – the Carolina Reaper.
Named the Scarily Spicy Carolina Reaper, the supermarket’s devilish wonder introduces the deathly chilli pepper to bargain cooking. To try and comprehend the chilli’s power, it is claimed to be two hundred times hotter than any jalapeño and measure an eye-popping 2.2 million units on the Scoville Heat Scale. I’ve no idea what that thing is, but I imagine that fish and chips would score about minus ten.
For those wishing to destroy their devastated mouth with even more torture, Iceland also happens to sell Scarily Spicy Carolina Reaper Chicken Breast Fillet Strips (and a Chunks version, too). If it helps, they normally have some cheap bottles of water as well.
Demand for the burger has obviously been enormous because the product is currently sold out on Iceland’s online store. However, when it returns it can be bought for £2.50 for a box of four. Just in case you’re still alive after the first three tries.