Chocolate Roulette and Hot Peppers

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This is SUCH a good idea! I want I want I want! Too bad they’re currently out of stock.

From their website:

“Seated in individual compartments, twelve chocolate bullets lay waiting to be bitten into. Although eleven of the sweet little slugs contain delicious praline centres, one conceals a seriously red hot chilli that’s guaranteed to blow your head off – metaphorically, at least.”

“The great thing about encasing something so palate-peelingly hot in chocolate is that it takes a few seconds for the ‘victim’ to register that he or she has just bitten into the wrong bullet. So relief and delight are rapidly replaced by abject horror, an expression reminiscent of Kenneth Williams getting into a hot bath, a volley of garbled expletives and a manic sprint to the nearest tap!”

Although it’s a cute write up, heading for the tap would be a bad thing, if I recall, as water only makes the heat of a pepper worse. I wonder if there’s a definitive way to deal with the heat from peppers. If I recall correctly, the heat comes from an oil called capsaicin, so anything that can dilute or breakup oils should do the trick. Would pineapple juice with its high acidic content, work well? I should have payed better attention in science class. Many thanks to fine folks over at Metafilter for pointing this one out.


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