The hottest Indian chilli 'Bhut Jolokia' will be available across Britain this week, giving buyers a taste of hottest pepper in the world.
Tesco says they are stocking the fiery food because of Britain's current love affair with spicy stuff and hot chilli peppers in general.
The Bhut Jolokia is an interspecific hybrid from the Assam region of northeastern India and parts of neighbouring Bangladesh. It grows in the Indian states of Assam, Nagaland and Manipur.
Bhut Jolokia scores a fearsome 1,001,304 points on the Scoville scale that measures peppers' heat. The average jalapeno comes in at about 10,000.
"All I can say is that it is not for the faint-hearted or anyone with a respiratory condition. It is an incredible sensation as the heat continues to build for a good 30 second" a buyer was quoted, as saying Pradan by namesake-expert website.
This extreme spice is used by the Indian security agencies to disperse mobs and protesters.
The Bhut Jolokia as well as most of Tesco's other chillis are grown in Blunham, Bedfordshire, by the UK's largest chilli grower, Salvatore Genovese, who produces an incredible 150,000 chillis each day.