When was the last time you were forced to sign waiver before diving into dessert?
That’s what one man did Saturday morning before trying out what Dolicious Donuts calls the world’s most extreme donut.
So how does one go about making a donut extreme?
If you’re Torsten Kaminski, owner of Dolicious, you throw a whole bunch of the world’s hottest peppers at it.
“We have a nuclear hot sauce that we make ourselves,” Kaminski said. “It’s a combination of ten different hot peppers. It's got the Naga Pepper, which used to be the hottest pepper in the world, but now it’s the Scorpion (Pepper) which is even hotter, so we use the Scorpion on top as well.”
Kaminksi says in making their nuclear hot sauce, they boil it for over a week, to fully let the flavours out of the mix of peppers.
“It’s not just to take the buzz away from you where you can't taste anything, it’s got a lot of unique flavours,” he said. “It’s more barbeque flavours.”
In addition to the hot sauce, the chocolate donut comes with a spicy pepper gummy and a real scorpion that’s been soaked in vodka.
One man was up for the challenge Saturday morning, when the donut was debuted at Dolicious in West Kelowna.
Stuart McKay said he’s a fan of spicy food, but doesn’t think he’s ever encountered anything quite like this.
Armed with a glass of milk, McKay got to work on the donut, dipping the creamy dessert into the nuclear sauce.
He handled himself well and, despite reminders from employees that he didn’t have to finish it, took it all down within 10 minutes.
“You’re a chicken if you don’t finish it,” McKay said with a laugh, mid-bite.
Once he had finished it, McKay said he was definitely a fan.
“I would say, if you like spicy, you’ve got to try it.”
But asked if he was ready to take on a second, he said he might wait a day or two.