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Instant Regret Peanut Butter Is World's Hottest

12/10/2012 10:39 am ET

Peanut butter typically elicits warm memories of school lunches, but this new product is so hot, its vendor warns that it's not suitable for children.

Instant Regret Peanut Butter is made with peanuts, sunflower oil, chile extract, habenero peppers, and, here's the kicker, capsaicin from Naga Bhut Jolokia chile peppers, recognized in 2007 by Guinness World Records as the hottest in the world (but has since been surpassed).

The Naga Bhut Jolokia, dubbed "the ghost pepper," "cobra chili," and "the King Naga," is native to India and is said to be 10,000 times hotter than Tabasco sauce. India's Defence Research and Development Organization has announced plans to use the peppers inside hand grenades. Yeah.

The makers of Instant Regret Peanut Butter used the Scoville scale to determine just how spicy their peanut butter is, and it received a ridiculous score of 12 million SHU (Scoville heat units). As a point of reference, pure capsaicin, the active "spiciness" component in chile peppers, has a rating of 16 million SHU. A single habenero pepper has a rating of merely 200,000.

Says the product's vendor: "Please Note: HONESTLY, THIS REALLY IS HOTTER THAN WE EXPECTED. IT'S REALLY, REALLY HOT."

Instant Regret is responsible for creating other surprising spicy concoctions this year, including a Naga-infused vodka with a 250,000 SHU rating, and hot chocolate receiving a similar score.

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