One of UK's hottest pizzas on sale at Toon store

The Hotter Than Hell pizza is on sale at Morrisons Peterhead now
The Hotter Than Hell pizza is on sale at Morrisons Peterhead now

Morrisons Peterhead have a 'Hotter Than Hell' pizza on sale for Halloween, and it is believed to be the hottest supermarket pizza ever made in the UK.

The one-off special pizza features the British grown Naga - one of the world’s hottest chillies.

To shield themselves from the chillies, Morrisons Pizza Counter colleagues have to create the pizza under strictly controlled conditions and wear protective gear including safety goggles, latex gloves and aprons - and use dedicated chopping equipment.

To notify customers about the product’s extreme heat, a warning notice has been placed on the Pizza Counter.

Store manager, Andy Barry, said: “A few of our customers who are chilli fans have been telling us that they don’t get the extreme heat they’re after when eating regular pizzas, so we thought we’d make something for Halloween with more of a kick.

"We’ve worked with our British chilli grower to grow these extreme heat chilies - and our pizza counter staff are now on standby in their protective gear to make the pizzas up.”

The Naga chilli has a Scoville rating of up to 1 million - 200 times spicier than Tabasco sauce, 200 times hotter than a Jalapeño, and up to seven times fierier than a Vindaloo.

Some Naga chilli varieties are hotter than pepper spray and others have been used to develop tear-gas hand grenades.

To add extra heat, the Morrisons-made 10 inch stone-baked base Hotter than Hell pizza will be topped with more hot ingredients including spicy pulled steak, spicy chicken, Jalapeño pepperoni, a chilli cheese crumb, jalapeños and crushed chillies.

The pizza is aimed at chilli lovers who get a kick out of the heat but for others it will be a painful eat.

Those who take on the challenge can first expect the tongue to go numb and talking will become difficult, a burning sensation will start in the mouth and continue down the throat, whilst eyes and nose will start to run.

The sensation will last for 15 minutes - after which some people may feel euphoric as hot chillies are known to generate an endorphin rush.

The pizza is available from Morrisons Peterhead from today (October 28) for a limited period.