Could you manage to eat the hottest pizza in the world?
Just 0.1% of diners finish the 'Saltdean Sizzler' which is
rated three times hotter than police pepper spray
It is three times hotter than the world’s strongest chilli and even police pepper spray.
So it is perhaps unsurprising that only nine people have ever completed the Saltdean Sizzler pizza.
Spicy food fanatic Paul Brayshaw has created the pizza, which he believes is the hottest in the world.
Spicy: Paul Brayshaw has made the Saltdean Sizzler pizza which is believed to be the hottest pizza in the world
The 32-year-old, who owns Paul’s Pizza in Saltdean near Brighton, East Sussex, has sold
1,307 of the pizzas since he started making them last year.
But only eight men and one woman have ended up on the ‘Wall of Flame’ to prove their success
in eating the pizza.
Those who have failed end up on the ‘Wall of Shame’ inside dad-of-two Mr Brayshaw’s restaurant.
He said: ‘I have always loved spicy food and that was what initially put the idea in myhead.
‘I also like watching the programme Man vs Food and that inspired me to add this tomy menu.
‘The pizza starts of a nice red tomato colour but adding the sauce turns it into an evil black/red.’
Mr Brayshaw says he has only ever eaten two slices of the pizza - you need to complete
all six before being allowed on the ‘Wall of Flame’.
Tough: Only nine people out of more than 1,000 have ever completed the Saltdean Sizzler pizza
Hot: The pizza measures a whopping 3.2 million on the Scovell scale -
which measures the pungency of chilli peppers
He has contacted the Guinness World Record’s office who told him to send his pizza away
for testing at Warwick University.
He is waiting for confirmation to say this is the spiciest pizza in the world but says he was told
by the Guinness World Record office that if he managed to get over 1 million on the Scovell scale
it would be the spiciest on record.
He creates this level of spiciness by using one of the world’s hottest chillies - the ghost chilli - and
making a chilli paste with chilli extract to bring the spice level up.
The 10 inch pizza - which sells for £10.99 - has a standard pepperoni topping but this can be
removed for vegetarians without compromising on spice.
Mr Brayshaw said friends of his who had completed the challenge had said that the after affects the
next day were ‘far worse’ then eating the pizza.
Challenge: Those who fail to eat the pizza end up on the 'Wall of Shame'
He said: ‘We close at 10 pm so just before the pubs shut.
‘Otherwise I think we would get a lot of drunk people in here having a go without realising just
how spicy this pizza is.’
One of those who have attempted to take on the hottest pizza in the world is 28-year-old Christopher Barnard.
He said: 'The pain started before I had even bitten into it. As soon as it touched mylips they were on fire.
'There was no pleasure. Just pain. It was unbearable. I was scared about swallowing it. The pain
subsided after 20 minutes but then the relentless stomach ache started.
'I would never do it again. I would not wish it on anyone.'