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13th Aug 2015

The hottest chilli pepper in the world is now on sale in Tesco – dare you give it a go?


The world’s hottest chilli pepper called the Komodo Dragon is now on sale in Tesco stores in the UK.

Social media is sure to be awash with people taking on the challenge of tasting the pepper and filming their reaction after the pepper is on sale for a pound a piece in 500 Tesco stores across the country.

The pepper has been measured at 1.4 million Scoville Heat Units (SHU). In comparison, the peppers put in your Subway sandwich measure just 3500 SHU, so if you can’t handle those, don’t bother attempting these bad boys.

Tesco have released a warning with the pepper saying there is a slight delay with the effect of the pepper. First you get a hot fruity taste and ten seconds later you are hit with the full ferocity of the spice.

So hold off on the bragging after taking a taste because you won’t be standing when a few seconds later.