Hot chilli sauce mimics spider bite
For those of you who have ridiculously high spice tolerance then there’s a new chilli sauce which offers a different sort of challenge — ‘Scientific Steve’s venom chilli sauce.
This new hot sauce has been developed so it mimics the bite of a venomous spider; specifically, those of the Trinidad Chevron tarantula’s fangs which leave victims with “muscle spasms and burning pain.”
The brains behind this new sauce are Kent-based research firm Venomtech.
You’ll be pleased to know7 that thanks to the Food Standards Agency, no actual tarantulas were harmed in the making of their sauce, which instead uses a synthetic poison.
Managing director and founder Steven Trim: “It’s as best as we can manage without actually tasting the venom.
“It’s a similar heat component that the venom would cause.
“I laughed it off at the time and said it was hilarious to do. Nobody has been foolish enough to try the venom.
“But we kept bringing it up when we bumped into each other over the year. We finally hit on the idea of doing a synthetic inspired sauce.”
So anyone drooling over the thought of this venomous sauce?