Morrisons of Pinchbeck’s ‘Hotter than Hell’ pizza became available on Friday and features one of the world’s hottest chillies.
The Lincolnshire Free Press braved the odds and tried the super hot pizza, and found it lived up to expectations of being a very painful eat – and that was just after a couple of mouthfuls.
Created for Halloween, it is believed to be the hottest supermarket pizza ever made in the UK and toppings include the Naga chilli, spicy pulled steak, spicy chicken, Jalapeño pepperoni, a chilli cheese crumb, jalapeños and crushed chillies.
Free Press editor Jeremy Ransome was first to try the pizza and said afterwards: “One bite and I was in pieces.
“It’s the hottest thing I’ve ever tasted. My tongue was on fire, my face was boiling and my hair was soaking wet.”
Work experience reporter Victoria Nixon added: “I don’t think I will ever eat anything with chilli in it again.”
Staff must prepare the pizzas under controlled environments and wear safety goggles, latex gloves and aprons, to shield themselves from the chillies.
Caution tape and warning notices are wrapped around the pizza boxes to notify customers about the extreme heat.
The Naga chilli has a Scoville rating of up to 1 million – 200 times spicier than Tabasco sauce, 200 times hotter than a Jalapeño, and up to seven times fierier than a Vindaloo. Some Naga chilli varieties are hotter than pepper spray and others have been used to develop tear-gas hand grenades.
Store manager Jason Savage said: “We thought we’d make something for Halloween with more of a kick.
“We’ve worked with our British chilli grower to grow these extreme heat chillis.”
Those who wish to try this incredibly hot pizza are advised to have plenty of milk standing by to take away the painful spice.