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Tesco Is Selling Crisps So Hot You Might Need Gloves To Eat Them

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Tesco Is Selling Crisps So Hot You Might Need Gloves To Eat Them

How much do you like hot food? So much so that you'd be willing to change your outfit for it? Well, if you answered yes to that last question, wrap your mitt(en)s around a bag of crisps that are so hot you might even have to wear gloves just to handle them.

The crisps are made by Seabrook. Yes, Seabrook crisps, the universally accepted crisp of choice in every decent pub going.

Credit: Seabrook
Credit: Seabrook

They're made with the Trinidadian Moruga Scorpion pepper, which sounds like it must be pretty spicy. As it happens, it's not just a catchy title, it is currently ranked as the second hottest chilli on the planet behind the Carolina Reaper.

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It ranks at a frankly disturbing 2,009,231 SHU (Scoville Heat Units) on the Scoville scale. If you aren't a chilli buff, that might not have made any sense to you, but trust me when I say, that's fucking hot.

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Credit: PA

In fact, they may just be the spiciest crisps ever to be sold, and you can get your hands on them in your local Tesco supermarket.

Even the people who make them are worried about them. Staff are usually just required to wear a coat and a hairnet when they make the crisps, but for these bad boys they've also been asked to don face masks, gloves, and safety glasses so as not to get the chillies into their skin. Apparently, it could cause serious irritation.

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It's health and safety gone mad if you ask me.

They're called the Fire Eaters range, and these savoury snacks/potential health hazards come in several flavours.

You can indulge yourself with Searin' Hot Chilli and Lemon, Smokin' Hot Smokehouse Cayenne, or Scorchin' Hot Trinidad Scorpion Chilli.

Credit: Tesco
Credit: Tesco
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Incidentally, each one of those gets hotter as you work your way up through the flavours. It doesn't sound like you'd be able to sit around and chew through a bag of these in your joggies watching Bake Off.

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I mean, the warning signs are there if you only look for them.

The good news is that they won't break the bank. A 150g pack costs just £1.19 and can be picked up in Tesco from mid-October.

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If you don't like them, you can at least use them to strip through any unwanted wallpaper in your house.

Featured Image Credit: Seabrooks/Tesco

Topics: Food, Crisps, Food And Drink, supermarket, UK, Tesco, Chilli

Tom Wood
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