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Domino’s Japan Plays ‘Halloween Roulette’ with Ghost Pepper Pizza Slice

The international pizza chain hid a trick in its pizza treat.

As the popular trick-or-treating rhyme goes, Domino’s Japan has a generous pizza with one sneaky trick: one random slice spiked with Bhut Jolokia, better known as the ghost pepper.

For those who unacquainted with milk and white bread (both speedy relief from the burning sensation of spicy food), the ghost pepper is over 400 times hotter than jalapeños. Scoville units, which quantifies spiciness in foods, measure ghost peppers between 855,000 to 1,040,000. Fortunately, for this random slice of pizza, only a small capsule of the ghost pepper sauce is used.

But it’s a gamble: Domino’s won’t disclose or even hint at which of the pizza slice will be scorching hot. It’s completely up to chance (or perhaps to someone with a sharp sense of smell for capsaicin, the source of heat within the pepper).

The “Halloween Roulette” option is free of charge on any order of medium, regular or large pizza through November 4 in Domino’s stores throughout Japan.

A curious diner ordered the Halloween Roulette and tweeted about it.

Would this gambling pie be a hit in the U.S.? Let us know!