You Have To Sign A Waiver Before Trying The Hottest Ice Cream In The World

There exists a particular group of people who prefer their food to have an extra kick. And then there are the beyond daring people who allegedly enjoy their food so unbelievably spicy, they must sign a document before eating it. Whether it's chicken wings, burritos, burgers, a single tortilla chip, or a plate of plain ol' chili peppers, a number of restaurants and brands around the globe offer dangerously piquant menu items that require customers to sign a liability waiver before consuming them.

Perhaps the most shocking fiery grub available for purchase? Ice cream. If you ever find yourself in Glasgow, Scotland, and claim to have a mega-high spice tolerance, it may be worth adding a visit to Aldwych Café to your itinerary. Ice cream, of course, is a treat universally beloved by kids and adults alike, but the Scottish ice cream parlor's signature Devil's Breath flavor is no easy feat. Here's how hot this cool dessert really is.

Devil's Breath gelato is nearly 1.6 million Scoville units

Devil's Breath — also known as "Respiro Del Diavolo" — gelato is definitely no classic chocolate or vanilla, to say the least. According to Culture Trip, Aldwych Café diners who are bold enough to try the indulgence (if you want to call it that) can only do so after being made aware of its "risk of personal injury, illness, and possible loss of life." Oh, and you have to be at least 18 years old. Wow, okay! Nothing more refreshing than ice cream that clocks in at a whopping 1,569,300 Scoville Heat Units (SHU), the official measurement used to quantify a pepper's pungency.

Let's put this made-from-scratch frozen treat's heat level in perspective. The average ghost pepper, for example, contains around 1 million SHU. The infamous Carolina Reaper boasts 2.2 million SHU. Pepper spray, the inflammatory chemical used in self-defense situations to temporarily blind attackers, ranges from anywhere between 2 million and 5.3 million SHU, depending on the strength. Needless to say, that is one freakin' spicy scoop of gelato, folks.