Hottest Burger In Britain Burns 2 Journalists
STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:
And that brings us to our last word in Business today - a taste test, with disastrous results.
RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:
Two journalists from The Argus newspaper in Brighton, England landed in the hospital after sampling what is believed to be the hottest burger in Britain.
INSKEEP: The XXX Hot Chilli Burger sells for just under seven U.S. dollars at a local restaurant called Burger Off.
MONTAGNE: After taking just one bite - one bite - the men experienced severe stomach cramps, and lost feeling in their hands.
INSKEEP: Ouch. The heat comes from the sauce, which is rated - I don't know how you rate this - but it's rated about 3,000 times hotter than Tabasco sauce.
MONTAGNE: The owner of Burger Off says he sells the burgers responsibly, meaning nobody under 18, nor anyone who's been drinking can have one. And that's - it seemed like drinking might help (laughing).
INSKEEP: Yeah, maybe so.
MONTAGNE: That's the Business News on MORNING EDITION from NPR News. I'm Renee Montagne.
INSKEEP: And I'm Steve Inskeep. Let's go get a burger.