Saturday, July 22, 2006

WORLD'S HOTTEST SAUCE


By HEATHER BROWNE
A NEW chilli sauce [DEL] that is so hot it could KILL.
Ultra-concentrated “16 Million Reserve” is the hottest science can make.
The sauce is 30 times hotter than the spiciest pepper and 8,000 times more fiery than Tabasco.
Diners must sign a disclaimer recommending “protective gloves and eye wear” — but even sweating testers in safety gear were blinded by tears for 30 minutes.
Just 999 bottles of it are on sale at £105 each.
Medical experts fear it could kill asthmatics or hospitalise a user who touches a sensitive part of the body afterwards.
It is made of pure capsaicin, the chemical that makes peppers “hot”. It takes tons of peppers to make 1lb of capsaicin.
Creator Blair Lazar, 35, specialises in “extreme food” in New Jersey, US.
After trying it, he said: “It’s like having your tongue hit with a hammer. Man, it hurt.”
The sauce is named after its score on the chilli heat measure, the Scoville Unit.

Reserve scores 16 million units, while a Red Savina, the world’s spiciest pepper, measures just 570,000.
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