Interest in the world’s most fiery Easter egg was hotting up this morning following further media coverage.
The ‘Not for Bunnies’ chocolate egg packs a punch equal to 400 bottles of tabasco sauce, and contains three of the hottest known chillies – the ghost chilli, the Scotch bonnet, and the habanero.
Chefs at India Dining in Warlingham, Surrey, created the fiery “treat” with Belgian chocolate and a special Easter egg mould.
It is so hot that diners who tackle it must wear protective gloves.
They must also sign a legal disclaimer to prove they are over the age of 18 and of “sound mind and judgement”.
The egg registers a volcanic 1 million on the Scoville scale – the measure used to rank chilli heat. That compares to 2,500 Scoville units in a bottle of original tabasco sauce. A typical vindaloo curry meanwhile registers between 100,000 and 200,000.
Restaurant owner Asad Khan said: “It’s a rather unconventional Easter treat, but the eggs are, in fact, delicious. When you put the chocolate in your mouth, you have the initial impact of the sweet chocolate sensation. Then the after effect of the chilli kicks in and it is very, very hot, you do get a nice fiery sensation.”
“It may be a little ambitious to finish it in one go,” he added.
The eggs will be on sale from Easter Friday to Monday, for the spicy price of £49.95.
The restaurant has initially made 24 eggs, but will produce more to order if demand is high.
By Anthony Harvison
28th March, 2013