There’s this product out of Germany, known as the “Weinende Erdbeere” – better known as The Crying Strawberry in the English speaking world. These things are DANGEROUS!
Basically, they are a sugar candy that has a strawberry like flavor. What’s more important is the other ingredient in them, known as capsaicin. Capsaicin is what gives chili peppers their heat. The Scoville Rating is the scale on which peppers are rated for their burning sensation, created by the American Pharmasisct Wilbur Scoville. The rating is known as the SHU, short for Scoville Heat Units. To put things in perspective, Jalapenos have a rating of 2,500-10,000 SHUs, Tabasco Sauce is 5,000-10,000 SHUs, the Habenero is rated at 100,000-350,000 SHUs, and the hottest pepper in the world – the Ghost Chili Pepper – has Scoville rating of around 855,000!
Well, this candy right here has a Scoville rating of over 1,000,000! (Pure capsaicin is rated at about 16,000,000!).
It is very difficult to get in the US, but if you have a friend in Germany ask them to send some over!
While that might be the case, there is this that you can buy:
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And here’s a hilarious video by Furious Pete to keep you entertained before you try them on (or with) your friends!
Furious Pete Eats Crying Strawberries:
If anyone out there knows how to purchase them online and get them shipped into the US, please leave it in a comment below.