Restaurant Sets Spicy Burger on Fire, Claims It's 'Hottest Burger in the World'
Loren Gingerich of The Xtreme Smokehouse Grill in Iowa is out to make the hottest burger in the world. He came up with the Hellfire Burger.
It's a super spicy burger that contains hot pepper relish made of habanero, jalapeno and serrano peppers. The beef patty is infused with pure chili extract, cayenne peppers and ghost peppers. Never heard of the ghost pepper? It's the hottest in the world, and comes in at over one million on the Scoville heat unit scale, which measures the hotness of anything derived from chili peppers. Then there's the signature (and secret) Hellfire Sauce. We can't even imagine what's in that! But brace yourself, because that's not all. The final touch is a splash of grain alcohol, to actually set the burger on fire.
The restaurant has rules to ordering this extremely spicy offering. You have to be over 18, sign a waiver and wear protective goggles and gloves! No word on where this comes in on the Scoville scale, but it's got to be up there.
Gingerich told ABC News that four people have tried the burger so far. "Two finished, but they ate it real quick ... The others failed -- a couple of bites and that was it; they were done," he said.
This also isn't the only burger that requires a waiver to eat. Another burger that comes with a contract is the XXX burger in the UK, which registers at 9.2 million Scovilles worth of heat, and has put at least five people in the hospital.
Watch the video above to learn more about what could be the hottest burger in the world.
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