Infinity Chilli World’s Hottest. Infinity is a chilli that now carries the world’s first pepper warning after it was named the hottest. It even made it to the Guinness Book of Records after out-spicing the previous title holder, the Bhut Jolokia, from India.
The chilli measures 1.17 million on the Scoville Scale. That’s the world’s official measure of spicy heat. The Infinity is so hot that it carries a health warning.
It was grown on a Grantham farm in the UK. It’s also the birthplace of former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher. Grower Nick Woods, 39, who runs his own world business called “Fire Foods” from his home, said he grew the Infinity but didn’t think it would become the world’s hottest record breaker.
“I didn”t set out to grow it, it”s really easy for chillies to crossbreed in a greenhouse, one day I just saw this new chilli plant growing,” Woods said. “When I tried it tasted nice at first, like an odd fruity taste, the effect is delayed. Then it hit me. All of a sudden I felt it burning in the back of my throat, so hot that I couldn”t speak.” Woods also said he began to shake uncontrollably and wouldn’t recommend it to anyone.
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