Are you brave enough to try the world's hottest lollipop? The Toe of Satan, a lollipop made from 9 million Scoville unit chili extract, is said to be one of the hottest candy on the market today. And this isn't oh this is kinda hot, hot, like the medium-spicy hot sauce in your fridge. No, this satanic sucker is fire-burning-sweats-and-tear-inducing hot. The company, Flame Thrower Candy Co. knows how hot this hard candy is and have devised a devilish satan challenge for people who can handle the heat.
The challenge is pretty straight forward: keep the Toe of Satan lollipop in your mouth for five whole minutes of intense heat without spitting or removing the lollipop. Once the five minutes have passed, grab a big bowl of ice cream and cool off your mouth. Just take a look at some of these people who took the five minute challenge.
What Makes This Lollipop So Dang Hot?
According to the Flamethrower Candy Company's packaging, the Toe of Satan lollipop has a heat rating of 9 million Scoville unit chili extract which is hand poured very carefully by the producers. But, what exactly is the Scoville unit?
According to Scott Roberts, spicy food blog writer, the Scoville Scale is used to measure the hotness of chile peppers. A sweet red bell pepper is zero Scoville heat units while the Carolina reaper has about 1,400,000 Scoville Units making it about 440 times hotter than a jalapeño pepper.
Let's take a step back. The Carolina reaper pepper is said to be one of the world's hottest peppers at only one million and give and take a little, Scoville units, even hotter than the ghost pepper. This satan hot lollipop is 9 million. Yes, it's extremely spicy.
When trying this lollipop be sure to exercise extreme caution. Disclaimer, the intense heat from the candy can cause mouth irritation, make your eyes and nose water, and cause discomfort of the throat. And please, please do not touch the lolly and then your eyes.
You up for the Toe of Satan challenge? Add it to your wishlist or get your own Toe of Satan lollipop here and try it out at your own risk!
This post was originally published on May 19, 2018.