It may have passed you by this summer, but Morrison’s released what they were calling the hottest ever supermarket curry when they introduced the ‘Volcanic Vindaloo’ which used Naga chilies to achieve a Scoville rating that was 200 times hotter than jalapenos and tobasco sauce.
That sounds like it would absolutely melt my face off if I was to sample it, but apparently some baller from Runcorn complained that it was nowhere near hot enough and this has actually led to Morrisons developing an even hotter curry for them. If you don’t ask, you don’t get.
This one is called the Flaming Fiery Phaal and it’s made with Scorpion Chilies to give it an eight chili rating. Deadly. Here’s what the official press release said:
The blistering phaal has been created by Morrisons’ chefs, who have scoured the country to find the hottest recipe possible. Their search led them to Birmingham’s Bangladeshi restaurants, the home of the phaal, which is often considered the fieriest and most challenging curry in the world.
Morrisons Flaming Fiery Phaal contains Scorpion Chillies which top the Scoville Heat Scale – which ranks how hot a chilli is – in addition to Naga and green chillies. It boasts an eight chilli rating to make it the hottest supermarket curry ever.
Spice tolerances differ from person to person, and it’s capsaicin, a compound found in chillies, which triggers pain receptors in the body to react when people eat spicy curry. In addition to chillies, Morrisons Flaming Fiery Phaal contains chargrilled chicken breast, a thick tomato and onion base, and a huge array of spices – including paprika, garlic, ginger, coriander, turmeric, cinnamon, nutmeg, fennel, fenugreek and cardamom.
I mean it sounds pretty good except for those Scorpion Chilies, doesn’t it? And at only £2 it is kind of a bargain too. Still don’t think I’m gonna be stupid enough to try it though, sorry. Find another chump who values his evening/tastebuds/ass.
For more super spicy curries, check out this chili that’s so spicy, it would kill you with one bite. Lol.