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Tesco Brings 'Hottest' Commercially-Grown Chilli Peppers To Ireland

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Tesco Brings 'Hottest' Commercially-Grown Chilli Peppers To Ireland

A limited supply of the Komodo Dragon chillies, the hottest commercially grown chillies in the world, will go on sale across 20 Tesco stores on Monday, August 31.

Grown in the UK exclusively for Tesco, the Komodo Dragon chilli pepper measures up to 1.4 million Scoville units. To illustrate just what that means; the jalepeno pepper measures just 3,500 Scoville units.

Joe Casey, Tesco Ireland fresh food buyer commented, “Most people would consider a Scotch Bonnet to peak their spice threshold but it pales in comparison to the Komodo Dragon chilli which is also unusual because it has a delayed reaction that lulls you into a sense of false security.”

“At first you taste the wonderful hot fruitiness but then after about 10 seconds the full might of the chilli hits you. This chilli is definitely suited to those who are experienced in eating really hot food,” he explained.

Komodo Dragon chilli peppers will be sold in 15g packets and will cost €1.49 per packet, and are described as being ideal for spicing up meals and can be used to infuse oil and add a very spicy kick to dishes.


Due to the level of heat from the peppers, the packaging warns consumers not to consume them whole, touch them without gloves and to remove the seeds before cooking. They are also warned not to avoid contact with eyes.


© 2015 - Checkout Magazine by Jenny Whelan.

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