Infinity chilli is now officially the world's hottest

275x250.jpgMeasuring a mouth-burning 1.17 million on the Scoville Scale, this is the the hottest chilli in the world… and it was grown by accident in Lincolnshire.

Dubbed the 'Infinity Chilli' the fiery food has been tested by boffins who say it's considerably hotter than previous title holder, the Bhut Jolokia, from India.

It was grown by green-fingered Nick Woods who runs 'Fire Foods' from his home and says one day he notices the crossbreed chilli in his greenhouse.

Intrigued, he decided to sample it, but he soon regretted the move when a powerful burning sensation hit the back of his throat and was so strong he couldn't talk.

Speaking of the chilli he said: "I felt physically sick. I really wouldn't recommend anybody eat it raw like that"… obviously we didn't ask him for a quote straight after eating one.
275x250.jpg Realising he had inadvertently created something quite special Woods sent the  chilli off for lab testing and to get it measured on the Scoville Scale, an official measure of spicy heat.

When the results came back he was amazed to discover he'd created a record breaker measuring 1.17 million and earning a place in the Guinness Book of World Records.

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Fire Foods                       
Guinness Book of World Records   
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