Newslatestworld.com – Hirata is a small village in Japan’s Fukushima Prefecture that has become famous for daring tourists to try the very spicy habanero ice cream.
It sounds strange, but it makes perfect sense when discussing the cold treats served in Hirata Village, Fukushima.
Served with different amounts of habanero pepper powder, depending on how spicy you like your food.
No one thinks this special ice cream is a problem. It’s so hot that you must sign a liability waiver before you try it.
The 2011 disaster at Fukushima started the story of Hirata’s now-famous habanero ice cream.
Before the tsunami hit and people started to worry about radiation, the village had no trouble selling vegetables.
But then things started to get worse, and people in the area had to find new ways to make a living.
Three local farmers liked the idea of growing “cute” little Habanero chillies, but they didn’t think much about the fact that most Japanese people can’t eat them because they are too hot.
They couldn’t sell their product, and adding pepper to miso and curries didn’t help either.
The Perfect Mix
In 2015, farmers were trying to figure out what to do with their Habanero peppers when they came up with the idea to put spicy greens in soft ice cream.
The plan worked, and selling Habanero ice cream became a big part of how the village promoted itself.
It’s not the easiest thing in the world to make Habanero ice cream. Workers wear gloves, masks, and goggles when sprinkling hot Habanero pepper powder on the treats.
But getting something to eat while writhing in pain is the hardest part.
Those brave enough to try the treat can choose from different heat levels. The hottest level, “hellish heat,” is free if the challenger can finish it. Each costs 500 yen.
Most Popular Ice Cream
A reporter for a popular reality show in Japan recently went to Hirata Village to try the famous Habanero ice cream. He or she chose the ice cream with the most heat.
At the start of the experiment, he looked brave and determined, but he cried and wailed and had to cool his mouth with cold water. He didn’t finish his meal.
So, if you want really spicy ice cream, you can now go to Hirata village and try the famous Habanero ice cream.