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(The Sun)   The Fallout Burger is the UK's most dangerous burger. How dangerous, you ask? You need protective gloves to handle it   (thesun.co.uk ) divider line
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2012-12-04 11:11:16 PM  
Reminds me of the first time I introduced a friend to Scotch Bonnets. "Be careful. You might want to use gloves when you cut them, and for God's sake, don't touch your eyes or mucus membranes with anything that's come into contact with them."

"Oh, but it's OK to EAT them?"
 
2012-12-04 11:12:23 PM  
I have a bottle of ghost pepper sauce at my desk cubicle, but I ain't pouring half it over a farking burger. A couple drops maybe, sure. I got work to do that doesn't involve writhing in a ball under my desk.
 
2012-12-04 11:13:30 PM  

scarmig: I have a bottle of ghost pepper sauce at my desk cubicle, but I ain't pouring half it over a farking burger. A couple drops maybe, sure. I got work to do that doesn't involve writhing in a ball under my desk.


Put it on the keyboard of that guy you hate three cubicles over.
 
2012-12-04 11:13:51 PM  
"the Scoville Scale - the scientific measurement of how hot chillies are"

It's useful, but it really isn't scientific.
 
2012-12-04 11:15:41 PM  

Popcorn Johnny: My asshole burns just looking at it.


That was always my problem when I used sriracha like ketchup with hot pepper relish - mild discomfort going down, but then agonizing pain 8-10 hours later.

I had a friend recommend using canker sore numbing gel before doing the deed. I... I'm just not that hardcore.
 
2012-12-04 11:18:35 PM  

Mr. Lahey: "the Scoville Scale - the scientific measurement of how hot chillies are"

It's useful, but it really isn't scientific.


I think so. It has a pretty rigid set of standards.
 
2012-12-04 11:19:00 PM  

unicron702: Those aren't the hottest peppers anymore, that trinidad butch t scorpion took that title.


images3.wikia.nocookie.net
 
2012-12-04 11:25:02 PM  
I've got a pretty good pain tolerance and on top of that the average chili I've been eating is nothing to me anymore.

/have some Bhut Jolokia seeds here somewhere
//yes handling the seeds WILL burn your junk
 
2012-12-04 11:32:45 PM  

Indubitably: To burn


Sonny, true love is the greatest thing in the world. Except for a nice MLTIB, a mutton, lettuce and tomato inferno burger, where the mutton is nice and lean and the tomato is ripe. They're so perky, I love that. But that's not what he said! He distinctly said "to blave." And, as we all know, "to blave" means "to bluff," huh? So you're probably playing cards, and he cheated ....
 
2012-12-04 11:32:56 PM  
CSB: A few years ago, a few of my coworkers decided to go to lunch at a hot wings place a few miles from the office. When they arrived, they decided to attempt to eat the "challenge wings", which as I understand it are hot wings heavily coated in a sauce made from ghost peppers, ghost pepper extract, and a bit of pure capsaicin for good measure. I didn't go, but I heard that one of them managed to eat one wing, another managed to eat half a wing, and the rest struggled to finish one bite.

Later that afternoon, I had a meeting with two people who went, and they were in so much stomach pain that they couldn't concentrate at all. And after seeing them writhing in pain in their chairs, I was glad I didn't join them.

/likes hot and spicy food as long as it tastes good and doesn't burn on the way out
 
2012-12-04 11:35:38 PM  

schrepjm: C'mon America, we can top this.


Yes you can. This is exactly the sort of thing that's on Man vs. Food, which I've had the displeasure of seeing parts of occasionally.

TheTurtle: British: it's spelled C-H-I-L-I, and not all farking peppers are chilis.


Uh, I'm pretty sure the Nahuatl didn't use the Roman alphabet. Chile, chili and chilli are all cromulent spellings.
 
2012-12-04 11:42:02 PM  

TofuTheAlmighty: I'd enjoy the heat. But it's huge, has faux pizza for buns, and I'm not that much a glutton.


I don't mind some jalapeños on my burger, or something around that level of heat, but that is waaaaaay too hot for me.

But I'm more concerned with the pizza-as-bun and the fact the thing is too damn high. I'm not a shark. I can't unhinge my jaw. If it can't comfortably fit inside my mouth, why would I want to try to force it in?

I just don't really get double- and triple-patty burgers, or double-derker sandwiches, for that matter. If the goal is to eat a lot of food, why not just eat TWO normal-sized burgers?  Or make the burger wider?
 
2012-12-04 11:45:29 PM  

ZoeNekros: ModernLuddite: I appreciate spicy, but for the love of God WHY does it also have to be 90 lbs of beef?

This is my response as well. Take off two of those patties, and I'd be happy to try one.

On a different note... I don't understand the glove requirement, if it's not just PR. One should certainly should wear gloves while preparing it, but brief contact isn't a big deal, and you'll mostly only touch the bun. I'd be careful and all, but I'd much rather eat gloveless.


I'm guessing it's more PR than reality, but I'm not completely sure.

But it does remind me of a good friend who loves to eat kimchi with his fingers, but has a bad habit of rubbing his eyes when they begin to water. It's an unfortunate combination.

I need to teach him how to use chopsticks.
 
2012-12-04 11:47:37 PM  

buckler: Mr. Lahey: "the Scoville Scale - the scientific measurement of how hot chillies are"

It's useful, but it really isn't scientific.

I think so. It has a pretty rigid set of standards.


According to Wikipedia it "uses high-performance liquid chromatography, making it possible to directly measure capsaicinoid content." I'm not sure how much more scientific Mr. Lahey thinks it could be.
 
2012-12-04 11:47:59 PM  

CeroX: Thisbymaster: Why? You can't enjoy it and it only brings pain.

That's why you have to go above and beyond... after a certain point, it stops being "hot and spicy" and goes into inducing localized shock, essentially snapping the pain receptors shut, then as the substance makes its way down to your stomach, the hairs on your back and neck raise, your face and fingers tingle as your body produces both adrenaline and endorphins in reaction to the substance...

And the output of adrenaline is constant, so your mind races, your heart races, and you don't sleep...


Sorry, pal . . . I'm afraid you're thinking of this.
 
2012-12-04 11:58:55 PM  
40 x 2,500 = 1 million?
 
2012-12-05 12:01:39 AM  
The ability to taste is highly genetic, and some people taste spicy much more strongly than others. I always wondered what percentage of chili heads actually taste spicy like an average person.

As an analogy, vision differs greatly among people. It isn't too impressive when a blind guy tells you that he likes to stare directly into the sun and then lectures you about the subtle nuances of the way it gently warms your face.
 
2012-12-05 12:15:29 AM  

FuManchu7: schrepjm: C'mon America, we can top this.

We already have!

Ghost chili laughs at their wimpy hot sauce.


Um, ghost chili and naga jolokia are the same thing.
 
2012-12-05 12:16:41 AM  

ZoeNekros: On a different note... I don't understand the glove requirement, if it's not just PR. One should certainly should wear gloves while preparing it, but brief contact isn't a big deal, and you'll mostly only touch the bun. I'd be careful and all, but I'd much rather eat gloveless.


Obviously, you've never cut up hot peppers then accidentally rubbed your eyes or went to the bathroom. I accidentally tortured my wife once, the evening after preparing dinner with hot peppers... vigorously rubbing places with mucous membrane with a hand that hasn't been adequately cleaned after cutting hot peppers leaves a burn the likes of which you haven't experienced... ever (especially if you then finish and give yourself a major burn as well).

Anyway... the gloves are for protecting your sensitive parts (any of them) later.
 
2012-12-05 12:18:49 AM  

When the oil hits the anus

thewatchers.adorraeli.com

 
2012-12-05 12:20:08 AM  

Mr. Lahey: "the Scoville Scale - the scientific measurement of how hot chillies are"

It's useful, but it really isn't scientific.


Maybe not when Scoville developed it, but it certainly is scientific now (and I'd argue it always was). It's based on capsaicin content now.
 
2012-12-05 12:29:06 AM  
Who's compensating for having a very small chilli then?
 
2012-12-05 12:39:32 AM  
I really enjoy spicy food, and almost always had a bit of Dave's Insanity or Dave's Ghost Chili sauce to soups and the like. In reasonable amounts (a dime or quarter size dollop per serving) it makes it nice and spicy but I can still taste the food, more than that and it's hard to enjoy what you are eating for the flavor.

I'm also a big fan of making omelets with habanero, jalapeno, red onion, feta, spinach and black olive. For awhile I added some ghost peppers (usually 1 ghost pepper per omelet). I enjoyed it while was eating, but about 5 minutes after I would experience some stomach pain for 20 minutes, so I stopped doing that.

/makes awesome chili
//too hot for my relatives :(
///good thing I have chili-head friends
////I really do enjoy the flavor and the feeling you get (endorphin rush) when eating spicy food
//munches on thai chilis for snaks
 
2012-12-05 12:47:02 AM  
This is rad
 
2012-12-05 12:49:27 AM  

gutter_ca/fl: Mr. Lahey: "the Scoville Scale - the scientific measurement of how hot chillies are"

It's useful, but it really isn't scientific.

Maybe not when Scoville developed it, but it certainly is scientific now (and I'd argue it always was). It's based on capsaicin content now.


Scoville didn't have the tools we have today. The current scale is just a refinement of his system. Even when he first introduced it, the system was "scientific", it just wasn't as precise as it is today.
 
2012-12-05 12:51:54 AM  

unicron702: Those aren't the hottest peppers anymore, that trinidad butch t scorpion took that title.


I think you mean Trinidad Moruga Scorpion...

Link
 
2012-12-05 01:12:18 AM  

CeroX: That's why you have to go above and beyond... after a certain point, it stops being "hot and spicy" and goes into inducing localized shock, essentially snapping the pain receptors shut, then as the substance makes its way down to your stomach, the hairs on your back and neck raise, your face and fingers tingle as your body produces both adrenaline and endorphins in reaction to the substance...

And the output of adrenaline is constant, so your mind races, your heart races, and you don't sleep...


A good burrito or thai meal is better than any drug I've met.
 
2012-12-05 01:17:25 AM  

CeroX: Just won the office Annual Chili Cook-Off for the 5 Alarm category for using a sauce 5 times stronger than US Military grade Mace/Pepper Spray, so getting a kick... in the mouth... from Chuck Norris... wearing Walker Texas Ranger cowboy boots...


/loves "The Source"
//Scoffs at ghost chilies
///Link


Yeah, I did the same thing with an 8+ million scoville capsaicin extract. However, I didn't saturate the thing, and though it took longer to finish than the other chilis, the pot was scraped clean by the end of the day. It was actually tasty, but I also had a lot of folks that loved spicy food in the office. One of my indian co-workers told me, "Quietwalker, I know you think your chili is hot, but you have to understand, American hot is nothing like Indian hot. Our children grow up eating curries that make 'American Hot' seem like ice cream." After they had tried some of the chili, they came back: "Quietwalker - that is the HOTTEST thing I have ever eaten. Ever. My god. My mouth is on fire."

I think I got bonus points because one of the judges went into a coughing fit and started choking.

There were extra points for creativity and such, so I named it Brazen Bull and quickly whipped up a stick-figure comic to explain it's origin. Luckily, it was not judged on it's artistic merits.

(I also made a white bean chicken chili that was meant to be eaten, not suffered, for the norms)
 
2012-12-05 01:18:51 AM  
I used to put multiple hot peppers on my burgers and sandwhiches, and then I realized I didn't like the sensation of being poked with a thousand tiny glass spears.
 
2012-12-05 01:20:20 AM  

SnarfVader: Ed Finnerty:

[i212.photobucket.com image 300x312]


Now if we could find a way to get one outside of this vault...
 
2012-12-05 01:22:13 AM  

lewismarktwo: Habaneros are hot enough for me. If you can't taste the flavor of the pepper, you're just masturbating.


...with sandpaper.
 
2012-12-05 01:25:55 AM  

ciberido: TofuTheAlmighty: I'd enjoy the heat. But it's huge, has faux pizza for buns, and I'm not that much a glutton.

I don't mind some jalapeños on my burger, or something around that level of heat, but that is waaaaaay too hot for me.

But I'm more concerned with the pizza-as-bun and the fact the thing is too damn high. I'm not a shark. I can't unhinge my jaw. If it can't comfortably fit inside my mouth, why would I want to try to force it in?

I just don't really get double- and triple-patty burgers, or double-derker sandwiches, for that matter. If the goal is to eat a lot of food, why not just eat TWO normal-sized burgers?  Or make the burger wider?


you sound like my ex-girlfriend
 
2012-12-05 01:38:53 AM  

reklamfox: FTFA "It's a constant burn, the heat intensifies with every mouthful, each bite is like an inferno in your mouth. It's still tasty though, the heat doesn't spoil the taste."

Bullshiat. There is a point of heat in which your mouth goes numb and your tongue can't taste anything at all because it's burning out of your head. This burger looks like its passed that point AND collected $200


Yeah, pretty much. Unless you toss in a LOT of starch to clean the spice and oil out of your mouth between bites. And then you'd never be able to finish the burger.
 
2012-12-05 01:47:57 AM  
Keep in mind you develop a tolerance for the heat. I remember in my early 20's, on a trip to Idyllwild (mountain community in southern california), I came across a bottle of Dave's Insanity Sauce in a tourist trap. Keep in mind this was before the Intrawebs. I got back to the condo we were renting and put a few drops in a bowl of chili. I thought I was gonna die after 1 spoon, my sister thought she was gonna die laughing..

2 years later, I knew Dave's sucked because they left an awful aftertaste, and Endorphin Rush was the bees knees. Hot and tasty, mmmmm.

Also remember the first time I cut up an habanero. All went well until 2-3 hours later when I had to pee. The underside of Moby hurt like a mofo the rest of the day.
 
2012-12-05 02:31:52 AM  
The heat wouldn't bother me, but that's just too much food for me to handle in one meal.
 
2012-12-05 04:18:54 AM  
Oooooo! I am so impressed! You made a burger that will burn the ever living crap out of a person's tongue on the way down and their arse on the way out.

/sarcasm


Anyone can make something incredibly hot. The trick is also making it flavorful so that people other than scovillie junkies and drunk frat boys will want to eat it.
 
2012-12-05 06:55:23 AM  
Sounds like a rip off of the Four Horseman of the Apocalypse Burger served at Chunky's in San Antonio. Adam Richmon did it on MvF.
 
2012-12-05 08:18:18 AM  
Use cinnamon to balance out the heat.
/my "secret" ingredient in chili.
 
2012-12-05 10:02:21 AM  
I need something to take the fire out of my mouth:
media.giantbomb.com
/strontium-90 for the extra kick
 
2012-12-05 11:44:19 AM  
I laugh at said burger... I have Ghost Peppers at my house that I use regularly, and I use Z nothing beyond hot sauce along with others on my food on a daily basis. However it does sound yummy...

/Yes I am addicted to Hot Sauce and spicy things for the Endorphin rush... but hey its perfectly legal! LOL
//Only had one meal I couldn't finish in Chicago IL at Centro the wings was supposedly 8mil shu wanted to go back to try again but they closed.
/// slashies
 
2012-12-05 02:14:04 PM  

Yugoboy:

Obviously, you've never cut up hot peppers then accidentally rubbed your eyes or went to the bathroom. I accidentally tortured my wife once, the evening after preparing dinner with hot peppers... vigorously rubbing places with mucous membrane with a hand that hasn't been adequately cleaned after cutting hot peppers leaves a burn the likes of which you haven't experienced... ever (especially if you then finish and give yourself a major burn as well).


It's not "a burn the likes of which you haven't experienced... ever". It's more like slapping a sunburn that only lasts a few minutes.

PR stunt. Gloves are lightly encouraged, but should by no means be required.
 
2012-12-05 02:41:31 PM  
Came for the Fallout references, leaving satisfied
 
2012-12-05 06:59:14 PM  
Not Taco Bell but the picture seemed appropriate.

i172.photobucket.com
 
2012-12-07 05:38:49 PM  
To pepper
 
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