The Entire Scoville Spicy Scale As Told By Cats

The Scoville scale is the measurement of spicy heat in peppers — and it can get pretty ridiculous. Turn up the heat with the Jalapeño Fresco Spicy Chicken Sandwich, made with diced jalapeños and ghost pepper sauce, at participating Wendy’s® for a limited time!

1. 0 SHU

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Pepper in this range: Bell
It’s kinda like: A vegetable embodiment of the word “whatever.”

2. 100–900 SHU

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Pepper in this range: Banana
It’s kinda like: When you have to take off your jacket and carry it because it’s pleasantly warm outside.

3. 1,000–4,000 SHU

 

Pepper in this range: Anaheim
It’s kinda like: If spiciness were the ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ emoticon.

4. 3,500–10,000 SHU

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Pepper in this range: Jalapeño
It’s kinda like: A good zinger that’s mostly funny but stings a little when you think about it a few hours later.

5. 10,000–23,000 SHU

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Pepper in this range: Chile de árbol
It’s kinda like: When you meet your S.O.’s parents, and they start asking the tough questions…but bae is nowhere in sight.

6. 30,000–50,000 SHU

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Pepper in this range: Tabasco
It’s kinda like: Taking a bite out of the teenage rage that still kinda lives inside of you.

7. 50,000–100,000 SHU

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Pepper in this range: Malagueta
It’s kinda like: Licking a lollipop made of panic attacks.

8. 100,000–225,000 SHU

 

Pepper in this range: Bird’s eye chili
It’s kinda like: Gnawing on all of your adult problems while looking at a billboard being put up that’s just a giant picture of you opening up the front view on your phone’s camera.

9. 225,000–350,000 SHU

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Pepper in this range: Scotch bonnet
It’s kinda like: Being interrogated in an oven by a terrifying police officer-clown hybrid.

10. 350,000–580,000 SHU

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Pepper in this range: Red Savina
It’s kinda like: Making out with a person who is currently on fire.

11. 855,000–2,199,999 SHU

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Pepper in this range: Bhut jolokia (“ghost pepper”)
It’s kinda like: Chewing a wad of bubblegum made of bleach, agony, and the fire of a thousand suns.

12. 2,200,000 SHU

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Only pepper in this range: Carolina reaper
It’s kinda like: Standing barefoot on an old radiator, eating the entire world’s hate, and washing it down with the coagulated tears of every one of your dead heroes while trapped inside the belly of a dinosaur that is dying of a 10,000-degree fever.

(Don’t do it.)

Make Dr. Scoville proud — enjoy the diced jalapeños and ghost pepper sauce in the Jalapeño Fresco Spicy Chicken Sandwich, at participating Wendy’s® for a limited time!

Pepper SHUs from PepperScale.

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