​Iceland Launches 'UK’s Spiciest Supermarket Chicken Wings'

Many of us like to think we can handle the heat. And some of you can, I'm sure, but could you manage to chow down on a plate of chicken wings that score over 720,000 on the Scoville Scale?

Yup, suddenly your lamb rogan josh isn't sounding quite so ballsy.

Now you can test your spice threshold and push it to the max in the comfort of your own home, as Iceland has launched the spiciest chicken wings in UK supermarkets this summer.

Made using the world's hottest chilli, the infamous Carolina Reaper, the Red Hot Chicken Wings cost £3.00 for a 630g pack.

Iceland's Red Hot Chicken Wings. Credit: Iceland
Iceland's Red Hot Chicken Wings. Credit: Iceland

And, yep, they score over 720,000 on the Scoville Scale - to put it into context, a regular jalapeno pepper usually measures between 2,500 to 8,000 Scoville heat units.

Cooked on the bone, the wings are 'deliciously tender and are best finished off on the BBQ', allowing them to develop a crispy chargrilled skin.

"BEWARE: These chicken wings are not to be taken lightly, they are seriously hot and should only be consumed under adult supervision," Iceland says.

"We would recommend having a pot of cooling yoghurt, a pint of milk, latex gloves, protective goggles and maybe even a fire extinguisher close to hand."

You might want to don some protection for these. Credit: Iceland
You might want to don some protection for these. Credit: Iceland

According to Guinness World Records, the Carolina Reaper chilli rates an average of 1,641,183 Scoville Heat Units - so at least you're not having to eat one whole, eh?

And if you're still after a spice hit once you've polished the wings off, you can always try out the fish and chips on offer at Millers Fish and Chips in Haxby, near York.

This UK chippy reckons its fish supper is the world's hottest. Credit: SWNS
This UK chippy reckons its fish supper is the world's hottest. Credit: SWNS

The UK chippy believes its flaming fish supper is the spiciest in the world - so much so, in fact, that anyone who wants to try it out must sign a waiver.

The meal consists of a fillet of fish coated in ten different spicy ingredients including chilli powder, dried chillies, cayenne pepper and chilli flakes, which is then doused in hot sauce and chillies.

You also get a few of Seabrook's Scorchin' Hot Trinidad Scorpion Chilli Crisps - thought to be the hottest crisps on the market.

If you want to get a taste of this fiery Friday night special, it will set you back £6.50 for a normal-sized portion.

Featured Image Credit: Iceland

Jess Hardiman

Jess is a journalist at LADbible who graduated from Manchester University with a degree in Film Studies, English Language and Linguistics - indecisiveness at its finest, right there. She also works for FOODbible and its sister page Seitanists, which are both a safe haven for her to channel a love for homemade pasta, fennel (yeah, yeah, I know) and everything else in between. You can contact Jess at [email protected]

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