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Byline: RHODRI BARKER Daily Post Reporter rhodri.barker@trinitymirror.com rhodri.barker@trinitymirror.com

A "HOT" Anglesey business has produced a chilli extract which could be the world's most powerful and is more than 700 times hotter than a jalapeno pepper.

e WTF sauce named after an unprintable internet acronym is made by husband and wife Tim and Suzanne Silcock, who run Beaumaris's Little Chilli Shop.

ey use Bhut Jolokia chillis grown by Alwyn Williams the son of Anglesey super-gardener Medwyn Williams at a secret location on the island.

e Bhut Jolokia rated at more than one million Scoville heat units on the scale used to measure the heat of chilli is dried and soaked in alcohol to intensify the heat.

Mrs Silcock said: "e WTF extract is rated at 7.4 million Scoville heat units. We had to make it outside in the garden because the fumes were so strong. We wore goggles, masks and gloves to make it, and the cat left home for two days."

e couple are now seeking veri-cation of WTF as the UK's hottest chilli extract, and believe it may be the hottest in the world.

But the Silcocks plan to turn up the heat even further. Future versions of the WTF sauce will use the Trinidad moruga scorpion, which superseded the Bhut Jolokia as the world's hottest chilli in 2012, and the Carolina Reaper, which currently holds the title.

Mrs Silcock said: "We will have to get people to sign a disclaimer before they try the hotter ones, in case they have asthma or heart problems.

"Another chilli the Bhutlar is the hottest in the world but hasn't been o'cially recognised yet.

"ey use it in Canada in Mace spray to keep bears away. It's illegal to make and sell it in the US because it's classed as a weapon. We hope to use it in a sauce in the future, but we'll have to check it's legal rst."

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Suzanne Silcock |with the chilii... and Rhodri after it (inset)

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