Experts have pronounced a chilli grown in the market town of Grantham, Lincs, as the hottest in the world.
Tests have revealed the “Infinity Chilli” to have a Scoville Scale Rating of 1,176,182 – hotter than chilli reportedly used in hand grenades by the Indian military. But what is the attraction of this insanely hot ingredient?
The story of the world’s hottest chilli begins not in Mexico or Bangladesh, but next to the barbed wire at RAF Cottesmore in Leicestershire.
Nick Woods, working shifts as an RAF security guard and considering his growing family, decided he had to do something more entrepreneurial with his life.