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‘World’s Most Dangerous’ Ice Cream Is 500 Times Hotter Than Tabasco Sauce
By Izza Sofia, 09 Feb 2018
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Valentine’s Day usually involves chocolate, champagne or strawberries, but an ice cream shop in Glasgow, Scotland is taking a different approach by celebrating with Carolina Reapers, also known as “world’s hottest peppers.”
The plant has inspired a limited edition ice cream flavor aptly named ‘Devil’s Breath’. The dessert might look seemingly harmless—a creamy, crimson concoction—save for the contrasting chili peppers that stick out of the ice cream like candles on a birthday cake.
Its makers claim that it is “500 times hotter than Tabasco sauce.” Those who order the ice cream must prove that they are over 18 and sign a disclaimer pertaining to “risk of personal injury, illness, and possible loss of life.”
A UK blogger tried the fiery treat, and while he initially said it was “not that bad,” the participant ended up chugging milk in aims to survive the ordeal, but eventually gave up.
The ice cream’s proper name is ‘Respiro del Diavolo’ and was brought to Glascow, Scotland by Martin Bandoni—owner of the Aldwych Cafe and Ice Cream Parlor.
The recipe comes from Italy, and dates back to 1936, where Italian family members used it as a test of bravery at yearly gatherings. Bandoni thought it could become a commercial hit as well, so he put it on the menu of his ice cream parlor in Glasgow.
If you plan to try the fiery treat, the shop will be selling the ice cream for $2.69 until just after Valentine’s Day. Alternatively, it also offers other traditional flavors like strawberry, chocolate, and caramel shortcake.
Video via New York Post
[via Delish, opening image via Shutterstock]
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