I only say this because I really do like it hot. So much so, that I’ve been told I have asbestos mouth. I suppose that’s what happens when one belches freshly squeezed habanero juice, after breakfast.
So, when I say something is spicy — believe me, it’s freakin’ hot.
That being said, trust me when I tell you that the warning next to the Hell Burger on the menu at Canvas Cafe and Bakery (724 Cherokee Street, Marietta, Tel: 678.213.2268) isn’t just there for show, nor is the “no return” policy. These written cautions and disclaimers are as serious as the burger’s prickly punch.
It starts as a harmless 8oz. cayenne pepper-dusted certified Black Angus patty. But it quickly goes downhill from there as a handful of fiery chilies and four chunks of roasted jalapeno — carefully cut so to contain as many seeds as possible — are added. Then, it is dressed with a messy heaping pile of habanero and onion slaw.
Sound hot? Believe it or not, I’m not finished yet. It then receives a smoldering homemade four-pepper hot sauce prepared with ghost chili (a.k.a. Bhut Jolokia chili pepper), habanero, serrano and jalapeno.
Additions of Pepper Jack cheese and sambal mayo must be formality, because this freakishly hot fire ball is so in-your-face spicy, these components are rendered to merely background noise.
I imagine it is dangerous just sitting across the table from a companion eating this napalm bomb. Wind from a belch across the way may fry your eyeballs.
This is likely a contender for spiciest burger on earth. It’s easily the hottest burger I’ve ever eaten.