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Inside Out: Hot chilli taste test


Inside Out: Hot chilli taste test

Inside Out's Des Coleman meets the volunteers taste testing the world's hottest chilli at the Bindi restaurant in Grantham.

The curry loving taste testers volunteered to sample the dish named Vidhura the Widower and had to sign a health disclaimer before they were allowed to eat it.

There was even a paramedic on stand by to deal with any casualties.

Hot creation

The chilli, created by Nick Woods from Fire Foods, was awarded the title of hottest chilli in the world by scientists at the University of Warwick, who used a system of measurement called the Scoville scale to test the heat generated by the chilli.

Andrew Jukes, from the university described people's obsession with making hot chilli as "an arms race", and according to its creator, Nick Woods, it is the equivalent of drinking acid.

The Infinity Chilli took three years to develop and took over the crown of "hottest thing ever grown" from the Bhut Jolokia chilli earlier this year.

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