The ghost pepper is the one of the world’s hottest chili peppers, 400 times spicier than Tobasco sauce and rated at more than 1 million Scoville heat units (SHUs)— For reference, cayenne peppers fall between 30,000-50,000 SHUs. The point being, ghost peppers are spicy!
So when Danish comedian and YouTuber Chili Klaus fed these super spicy peppers to Denmark’s Herning Boys Choir, the result was nothing short of spectacular.
The video kicks off with an angelic rendering of “O Come, All Ye Faithful.” At about 1:21 each of the boys whips out a tiny pepper, pops it in their mouth, and chews.
The results hysterical. These faces just say it all:
Before you start to worry too much, Claus Pilgaard (aka Chili Klaus) says the younger boys were given milder peppers. “I graduated the chili peppers a bit,” Pilgaard told BuzzFeed Food. “The mildest for the youngest boys and the hottest for the grown ups — to make a common experience for all of them.”