Burger chain Prime Cooking is planning to work its kitchens hard in the run up to Halloween – by producing what it claims is the world’s most “dangerous” burger.
The company is warning customers to eat at their own risk after creating the ‘Grim Reaper’, a burger that contains the Carolina Reaper pepper, notorious for being the hottest chilli on the planet.
Prime Burger joked that staff would be issued with protective gloves and goggles when cooking the burger, which is available from now until 31 October.
At a “sun-scorching” 1.6 million Scoville Heat Units (SHU), the Carolina Grim Reaper has even made it into the Guinness World Records for its ferocity.
To give you an idea of its power, Tabasco sauce measures just 5,000 heat units on the Scoville scale.
Prime Burger is adding the peppers to its home-made chilli jam, which is then slathered over its British Beef patties.
The chain has restaurants at Euston and St Pancras International.