Skip to comments.Burger spicier than pepper spray sends UK journalists to hospital
Posted on 07/10/2014 5:49:11 PM PDT by equalator
Arron Hendy and Ruari Barratt were dining at U.K. eatery Burger Off. Each took one bite of the XXX Hot Chili Burger. Minutes later, Barratt began suffering from severe stomach pain and soon lost feeling in his hands. His legs also began shaking and his eyes rolled to the back of his head, reports The Argus.
The sauce uses a concentrated piri piri chili sauce from India. Gambardella estimated that the sauce measures between seven to nine million units on the Scolville scale.
Tabasco sauce comes in around 2,500 5,000, while pepper spray ranks 500,000 to five million units.
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"The sauce uses a concentrated piri piri chili sauce from India. Gambardella estimated that the sauce measures between seven to nine million units on the Scolville scale.
Tabasco sauce comes in around 2,500 5,000, while pepper spray ranks 500,000 to five million units."
I know this is not a very Christian thing to say, but why does it hardly ever bother me when the victims are members of the media.
XXX Hot Chili Burger
Maybe they should rename it to “100 Million Degree Thermonuclear Fireball with a 10 Mile Radius Blast Zone Chili Burger”.
Classic joke about the Texas BBQ judge:
I love my spicy foods, but if this thing could put me in the hospital I think I’ll pass.
I’m a spice-wimp and tabasco is too much for me at 2500 units. 9 million would put me in the grave
“Maybe they should rename it to 100 Million Degree Thermonuclear Fireball with a 10 Mile Radius Blast Zone Chili Burger.”
Next mornings ablutions must be like pooping a wood rasp.
I don’t care for Tabasco, personally. It isn’t the heat (I can tolerate more than it provides) but the lack of flavor.
We were dining al fresco at a local barbecue place. My friend notices he's dripped a drop of the super hot sauce on the table, and then a wasp lands, touches it, and promptly keels over dead. True story. I switched to the mild sauce, myself.
They're putting this piri piri stuff in anything
Or like someone said in “Things to Do in Denver When You’re Dead”, like white hot razor blades.
And this burger was 7 - 9 million?
Does it cook itself just sitting there?
Piri piri has been part of the hot sauce scene for years...maybe it’s being pimped as the hysteria over ‘ghost peppers’ winds down.
Must be the qualifying round for the Darwin Awards.
i am sorry’but if it’s hotter than pepper spray it ain’t food. it isn’t edible.
these people aren’t making an edible burger.
Yuh kan’t fix stoopit.
I sometimes get a bottle Chipotle Tabasco and drink it.
It’s hard to believe this story is from England. In the 1960’s, about the only place in England where one could get a hamburger was at a chain of burger joints called Wimpy—and to us Americans, that was an apt description of its hamburgers.
I know someone who tasted a drop of “Endorphin Rush”, and passed out.
That stuff is appropriately named. Once was enough.
Why does all this remind me of Homer Simpson drinking candle wax and then downing a bunch of Guatemalan Insanity Peppers?
I concur... guess we’ll both have to get right on Sunday. And oh to be around when it burns them the second time.
I left the ghost peppers for the Carolina Reaper some time ago. I had a customer (I own an old school, "come in, sit a spell, have a cup of coffee" gun shop) go to a specialty hot sauce store, seeking something that I wouldn't be able to tolerate. She came in with a bottle of "One Drop" sauce that contained Oleoresin Capsicum, aka OC, the stuff in pepper spray. She had been told no one could handle more than one drop. She was sure she had me beat... I poured a little in a plastic spoon and dipped a toothpick in it for a taste. After that, I picked up the spoon and finished it. I then smothered a burger with the sauce... She was so upset that she threatened to go back to the store and demand a refund! She gave up on trying to beat me at the hot sauce game...
I love a good hot sauce... I would be willing to try this burger...
I had to do pepper spray once, in police academy. Never again, and certainly not as an entree.
Not as good as when Homer licked a toad and had the acid trip of a lifetime. The animators must’ve enjoyed the hell out of that episode, and it shows.
I buy my hot Sauce at Gun Shows.
[burps happily, asks for seconds]
They knew they couldn't feed that to the base population at the dining hall, though.
Beer flowed freely that night.
Private parties for my cooks later? Different story.
And because the SPs always wanted special timing/meals, and got it, they left our parties alone (except to stop by and graze). ;)
At 7-9 million on the Scoville scale, this stuff could be used in Shamanic rituals.
They voluntarily ate it??
Don’t you need a federal license to produce a chemical weapon??
did Srirocha become yesterday’s news??
I watched this idiot named ‘L.A. Beast’ drink a gallon of the Habanero Style Tabasco Sauce in one of his many YouTube videos. He also has an affinity for drinking 20 year old bottles of Chrystal Pepsi. That made him vomit too.
He got sick several minutes later. I have never seen such violent vomiting in my life. He posted an ‘after’ photo of himself on his facebook page and he looked REALLY bad. He was pale and his eyes were glassy. He looked like he was on the verge of death. I’m not kidding.
Thank god he threw up.
did he make another video? or was that The End...
Went to the deli counter today for some sliced turkey. The only employee is a meat cutter who had been absent 2-3 weeks. He looked half dead. He said it was first day back from hospitalization.
His dog got fleas, he got fleas, he got TYPHUS from the fleas. He said he was nearly dead at some points.
He didn’t look like he had enough energy to be working, even at the slow-pace things were going at that time.
Personally, I ain’t eating the turkey. lol.
This your local burger joint? Or just a spot for eliminating journalists... ;-)
I would really, really, really not recommend that (shudders)...
He’s still making videos. He ain’t dead yet,lol.
He’s also a competitive eater so he’s used to abusing his stomach. He’s 30 but if he keeps this up he won’t live to see 40.
Then he needs to retire his stomach. lol
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