If you’re up for a spicy food challenge, look no further than Lil’ Nitro, dubbed “The World’s Hottest Gummy Bear”! This little bugger is sold as a single gummy bear in an unusually large box, leading buyers to believe it may be full of gummies, so beware of that as well. But this gummy bear packs a real punch.
Lil’ Nitro is 900 times hotter than a jalapeño pepper, infused with 9 million Scoville unit chili extract. Carolina Reaper peppers, mind you, have only 2.2 million Scoville units.
Lil’ Nitro’s manufacturer, Flamethrower Candy Co., asks users to film themselves eating the gummy bear and upload their videos to YouTube using the hashtag #lilnitrochallenge.
As you can see by watching the video below (skip to the 3-minute mark for the start of the eating), this man is in a world of pain, yet managed to make it to the 5-minute mark before cooling his mouth with some egg nog!
Consumers of the bear are typically in dire amounts of pain, speaking of heat rushing through their mouth, throat, stomach, and even up into the eardrum area! Some compare the feeling on the throat to that of a strep throat!
There is some good news for those who eat this $10 gummy bear, however. Once the pain subsides, the aftermath isn’t as bad as expected. That’s not to say it’s a picnic, but the fact that the candy is so small doesn’t make for explosive diarrhea the following day, or anything crazy like that.
And what is it all for? Fame and glory, or just a personal challenge?
What do you think? Could you handle Lil’ Nitro?