The hot sauce you have to sign a waiver to try
Fri, 02 Sep 2011 22:27:59 GMT —
It's called the 'Hottest Sauce in the Universe the Second Dimension.'
Ryan McCann tried the first dimension and is burning to take the next challenge. "I love hot sauces actually. We don't get whole lot of hot sauce shops in Canada, but I've noticed there's a lot more down here. So, I like to come in and try them all out."
And with just the tiniest drop, McCann gave it a shot. "I've been pepper sprayed before. It's like being pepper sprayed."
Dan Ehlert, who owns the Pepper Palace, says the challenge brings in about 20 people a day during the summer. "I've had people do dances in here. I've had people lay down on the floor and cry. I've had people get sick. I've had people faint. I've had all different types of reactions. That's why you have to sign a waiver before you try it."
Spice is measured in Scoville Units. The hottest jalapeno is 8,000 Scovilles. But the 'Hottest Sauce in the Universe the Second Dimension' is 187 times hotter at 1.5 million Scovilles.
Horry Georgetown Technical College's culinary associate professor, Tom Mullally, says if you continued to eat something that hot you can actually damage your tastebuds. "It's going to light you up and again it's going to affect the individual in a different way. It's definitely going to be an explosion in your system for the next 8 to 12 hours. So do you dare take the test? That choice is up to you."
Elhert says the majority of the people who try the hot sauce are between the ages of 20 and 34.