Restaurant looking for volunteers to take chilli challenge

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A curry restaurant is searching for four chilli loving volunteers to help mark the fruit’s national day by taking on a spicy challenge.

Saffron’s chicken naga, which uses fiery naga chillies imported from Bangladesh, is after four diners to try the scorching hot curry this Wednesday.

Whoever devours the dish the quickest will win a meal for two and a commemorative certificate to say they completed Saffron’s chilli challenge.

Owner Naz Islam said: “Our naga chillies are seriously hot stuff. We bring them over specially from Bangladesh and they are packed with heat and flavour, they make the ones you buy in the supermarkets taste like sweets in comparison.

“Our chicken naga is already the hottest dish in town but we’re packing it with even more punch to mark National Chilli Day. It won’t be for the feint-hearted and only hardened chilli eaters need apply.”

Side effects of the naga chilli include burning eyes, a streaming nose and uncontrollable hiccups.

They can register up to 1,000,000 on the Scoville scale, the global measurement of chilli heat.

A typical scotch bonnet chilli weighs in at about 200,000 Scovilles while a Jalepeno is just 5,000.

Mr Islam said: “Our nagas are the talk of the town. Anybody who manages to eat this dish will deserve their certificate and a place in the Saffron hall of fame.”

To take on Saffron’s Chilli Challenge call Northampton 630800.

Volunteers would need to be available from 12.30pm until 1.30pm.