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Saltdean sizzler could be the world's spiciest pizza

The Argus: Saltdean Sizzler Pizza, the hottest pizza in the world. Paul Brayshaw of Pauls Pizza and Christopher Barnard Buy this photo Saltdean Sizzler Pizza, the hottest pizza in the world. Paul Brayshaw of Pauls Pizza and Christopher Barnard

A pizza  believed to be the hottest in the world is being cooked up in a Saltdean restaurant.

The scorching Saltdean Sizzler is too hot for many pizza lovers to handle – with just nine of the 1,200 heat-lovers who have tried the food challenge managing to complete it.

Paul Brayshaw, who runs Paul’s Pizza in Lustrells Vale,was inspired by his love of hot food and TV programme Man vs Food to put the concoction on the menu.

He said tests by Warwick University have found the pizza to rate 3.2million on the Scovell scale – three times hotter than the world’s strongest chilli or police pepper spray.

Mr Brayshaw believes it to be the hottest pizza in the world.

The dish is made of a homemade dough base, regular Italian tomato and herb sauce and fresh mozzarella, before being topped with a secret spicy sauce, hot sauce from Brighton-based Chilli Pepper Pete and a ghost pepper, one of the world’s hottest chillis.

Mr Brayshaw said: “At first the pizza is a nice red tomato colour like any other pizza.

“But adding the sauce turns it an evil black/red.

“I wanted to open a pizza place myself and being a lover of spicy food I thought I would include a challenge on the menu.”

Lips on fire

Christopher Barnard, 28, who lives in Brighton tried the pizza – but only managed to swallow one measly mouthful.

He said: “The pain started before I had even bitten into it. As soon as it touched my lips they were on fire.

“There was no pleasure at all, just pain. It was unbearable, definitely more of a challenge than a treat.

“When I was chewing it I was quite scared about swallowing because I knew it was going to be worse for my insides.

Pain spread

“The pain even spread down my throat, which is really unusual for spicy food.

“After about 20 minutes the pain in my mouth subsided, but the stomach ache started. It was relentless.

“I would never do it again, I wouldn’t wish it on anyone.”

Mr Brayshaw added: “The after effects are worse than eating the pizza. It’s a horrible thing.”

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3:43pm Wed 27 Mar 13

hubby says...

Sounds great!
I love hot stuff.
Sounds great! I love hot stuff. hubby
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4:33pm Wed 27 Mar 13

MoreMikey says...

Scoville.
Scoville. MoreMikey
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7:22pm Wed 27 Mar 13

CJ007 says...

Paul looks a bit like Adam from Man v Food aswell!
Paul looks a bit like Adam from Man v Food aswell! CJ007
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8:37pm Wed 27 Mar 13

saltdeanguy says...

You guys should come try my Saltdean Sizzler. Do I really look like Adam Richman??

Paul

@PaulsPizzaUK
Facebook.com/paulspi
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You guys should come try my Saltdean Sizzler. Do I really look like Adam Richman?? Paul @PaulsPizzaUK Facebook.com/paulspi zza saltdeanguy
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8:20am Thu 28 Mar 13

george smith says...

Oh good a free ad. Why would anyone want to go to Saltdean to try a pizza?
Oh good a free ad. Why would anyone want to go to Saltdean to try a pizza? george smith
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8:41am Thu 28 Mar 13

hubby says...

Stupid comment George.
Why would anyone ever want to go anywhere?
Stupid comment George. Why would anyone ever want to go anywhere? hubby
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5:24pm Thu 28 Mar 13

lloyd1 says...

I'll tell you why George, because Paul's is without doubt the best pizza you will have ever had. I love pizza and have tried them from New York, to California, to Thailand, to Italy and I can't believe the best one I've ever eaten comes from a place that's just opened up round the corner from me. Brilliant. Great work Paul, although I think the sizzler maybe the only one on the menu I won't be trying!
I'll tell you why George, because Paul's is without doubt the best pizza you will have ever had. I love pizza and have tried them from New York, to California, to Thailand, to Italy and I can't believe the best one I've ever eaten comes from a place that's just opened up round the corner from me. Brilliant. Great work Paul, although I think the sizzler maybe the only one on the menu I won't be trying! lloyd1
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5:29pm Thu 28 Mar 13

lloyd1 says...

... In fact, I'm going to order one now!
... In fact, I'm going to order one now! lloyd1
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9:42pm Thu 28 Mar 13

jazzgrove says...

I could eat that folded up.
I could eat that folded up. jazzgrove
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11:01am Fri 29 Mar 13

twograndblack says...

Sounds Like My mates Sister the Saltdean sizzler
Sounds Like My mates Sister the Saltdean sizzler twograndblack
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3:17pm Fri 29 Mar 13

MuammarQaddafi says...

So Mr Brayshaw calls his own pizza concoction "a horrible thing," but still sells it. EDO/MBM take note.
So Mr Brayshaw calls his own pizza concoction "a horrible thing," but still sells it. EDO/MBM take note. MuammarQaddafi
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6:01pm Thu 4 Apr 13

elephantsandowls says...

That sounds absolutely fabulous :) I want to try one!
That sounds absolutely fabulous :) I want to try one! elephantsandowls
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4:35pm Tue 9 Apr 13

Aspect8 says...

very nice
very nice Aspect8
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