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Tortilla terrorist: Dorito’s Roulette chili ‘nearly kills teen’

by | 16th, July 2015

dorito hot roulette death schoolThe Sun has a story hot of the presses: a schoolgirl has had a near-death experience with a crisp.

It is the story of “Tortilla Terror”.

Ashtmatic 14-year-old Beth Laybourn was at school in Scarborough, North Yorkshire, when she ate the hot one in a bag of Dorito’s Roulette.

She says:

I started retching so I ran to the toilet and was sick. I had four mugs of milk and my throat still wouldn’t stop burning. I couldn’t breathe properly and I really thought I was going to die.”


“I love hot food, I love lamb bhunas — but this was the hottest thing I have ever had.”



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Beth’s mum then delivers a kick to the health lobby who think all crisps should come with a heavy tax:

“I never thought it could be so dangerous to eat a crisp. I won’t ever let them do it again. This could happen to anyone’s child.”

No longer do kids have to worry about the fat content killing them years own the line – with these new crisps, apparently you could die at any moment, although no-one has.

But can a hot chili kill?

Paul Bosland, professor of horticulture at New Mexico State University and director of the Chile Pepper Institute, was responsible for finding the world’s hottest chili pepper, the Bhut Jolokia.

Bosland says that chili peppers (or as some call them, chile peppers) can indeed cause death — but most  people’s bodies would falter long before they reached that point. “Theoretically, one could eat enough really hot chiles to kill you,” he says. “A research study in 1980 calculated that three pounds of extreme chilies in powder form — of something like the Bhut Jolokia — eaten all at once could kill a 150-pound person.”

That’s a lot of crisps…



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