UK regions that can't handle their spice revealed – can you take the heat? | The Sun

BRITAIN'S biggest spice wimps have been revealed in a new study.

It is folk in Yorkshire who really can't handle the heat, with 44 percent in God's Own Country running scared of the spice.

And a measly 15 percent have never gone hotter than a masala in Britain's heat-scared capital.

But it was London that emerged as Britain's biggest spice lovers, with 79 percent enjoying the hotter varieties, followed by the West Midlands and Scotland.

The survey of 2,000 adults found Northern Ireland, the East of England, and the East Midlands are also among the least tolerant of hot foods.

But 32 percent of all adults polled love spice so much, they add it to more traditional dishes such as spaghetti bolognese or lasagne.

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To help cool down a spice-singed mouth, four in ten Brits lunge for water while just 16 percent glug down renowned spice coolant milk.

A yogurt is just 14 percent of Brits' favoured heat counter measure, according to the study by OnePoll.

It also found 25 per cent are now more experimental when it comes to their spice tastes.

The research was commissioned by Dolmio as they launch a new range of ‘Intensify’ pasta sauces.

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They have now partnered with Wes Nelson to promote a FREE culinary experience for spicy food fans called ‘Brunch with a Punch’.

The Love Island star said: "When it comes to food, I'm all about dishes with heat – extra hot curries, chillies in my spag bol. You name it, I’ll eat it."

Dolmio spokesperson Sian Gavin added: "The nation’s love for hotter foods is a testament to its appetite for adventure and flavour."


Brits who claim to handle the heat:

1.           London – 79 per cent

2.           West Midlands – 72 per cent

3.           Scotland – 70 per cent

4.           North East – 68 per cent

5.           South East – 67 per cent

6.           Wales – 66 per cent

7.           South West – 66 per cent

8.           North West – 63 per cent

9.           East Midlands – 60 per cent

10.         East of England – 57 per cent

11.         Northern Ireland – 56 per cent

12.         Yorkshire and the Humber – 56 per cent

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