Are you looking for new ways to punish yourself on a culinary level? Instant Regret Peanut Butter is there to help you out in your twisted endeavors.
According to MSN, the British foodstuff is one of the hottest forms of peanut butter on the planet. In fact, the product is packed with so much capsaicin — the element that makes chili so hot — that you can expect to walk away feeling as if you just consumed molten lava.
Just how hot is Instant Regret Peanut Butter? Digital Spy explains the butter’s rating on the Scoville Scale is a staggering 12 million heat units (SHU). By comparison, the world’s hottest pepper can only muster a measly two million SHU.
Ben Redhead, creator of the aforementioned spicy peanut butter, said the testing process was interesting if nothing else.
“During the tasting process we first laughed, but then we cried,” Redhead explained. “Measuring a mental 12 million SHU on the Scoville Scale, it’s probably not your everyday breakfast spread.”
Since consuming a foodstuff with a Scoville rating of 12 million SHU is sure to cause quite a bit of physical discomfort for the consumer, a warning directed towards children and the elderly has been included on the label.
According to OhGizmo, police pepper spray generally ranks at two million SHU. Taco Bell’s so-called Fire Sauce, meanwhile, generates only a wimpy 500 SHU. If the condiment is enough to send you screaming from the room is search of a cold glass of water, then Instant Regret Peanut Butter might just kill you.
Wikipedia explains that pure capsaicin has a rating of 16 million on the Scoville Scale. In other words, the peanut butter is just a few million heat units away from being as hot as the very ingredient that makes the product so spicy.
The Bhoot Jolokia, one of the hottest peppers on the entire planet, has been known to shut people down with its intensity. When consumed by itself, the pepper can cause an incredible discomfort for the person brave enough to shove the whole thing in his or her mouth.
Watch what happens when someone attempts to eat one of the peppers by itself: