Morrisons has launched the ‘hottest supermarket curry ever’ – could you handle it?

Morrisons has launched the ‘hottest supermarket curry ever’ – could you handle it?
A customer complained that Morrisons' curries are "not hot enough by any standards" and asked them to make a much hotter version (Photo: Morrisons)

Supermarket Morrisons has launched a new eight chilli-rated curry after complaints that their Volcanic Vindaloo was nowhere near hot enough.

Customer and self-confessed chilli connoisseur, Paul McCourt, complained to the supermarket about their Volcanic Vindaloo which was “not hot enough by any standards” and asked them to make a much hotter version.

In response, Morrisons has created the eye-wateringly hot Flaming Fiery Phaal to mark National Curry Week (22 to 28 Oct).

So hot it comes with a warning

The supermarket’s new Flaming Fiery Phaal Indian curry is certainly not for the fainthearted.

The new curry comes with a warning label (Photo: Morrisons)

It has an eight chilli rating, which Morrisons claim makes it the hottest supermarket curry ever, and is stamped with a warning sign.

The curry contains Scorpion chillies (which top the Scoville Heat Scale) as well as Naga and green chillies.

Other ingredients include 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.

‘You don’t expect to be listened to’

Commenting on the new Flaming Fiery Phaal curry, Mr McCourt said: “I was surprised to hear back from Morrisons. You don’t expect a complaint like this to be listened to.

“I’m a big spice fan and always enjoy a challenge, however the Volcanic Vindaloo wasn’t hot enough for me.

“Although I’ve been made to eat my words after tasting the Flaming Fiery Phaal.”

The Flaming Fiery Phaal was launched this week in Morrisons stores and costs £2.