Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Geordies Test Hottest Chilli

Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Geordies Test Hottest Chilli

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IT promises to be the hottest winter on record after the world's fiercest chilli hit supermarket shelves yesterday.

The eye-watering "thermonuclear" Dorset Naga is twice as ferocious as the previous hottest on record.

Tesco are trialling it in Newcastle because asbestostongued North-Easterners buy more hot chillis than anywhere else in the UK.

The store's head chilli pepper buyer Jonathan Corbett: "The Dorset Chilli is without doubt thermonuclear in heat which only those with the strongest stomachs should even try.

"We have trialled it in our test kitchens and even the most macho of blokes in our team were brought to their knees.

"Geordies have a really hard no nonsense reputation and that's just the ladies so it will be interesting to see if they can stand up to the mighty Dorset Naga. But this chilli pepper is literally so seeringly hot that it makes a Vindaloo curry seem like a bowl of muesli."

The chilli has been cultivated in Dorset by pioneering technique of vegetable grower Michael Michaud. …

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