Korean instant ramen is recalled for being "too spicy"

Korean instant ramen is recalled for being "too spicy"

If you can't stand the heat, get the noodles out of the kitchen!

Korean instant ramen is recalled for being "too spicy"

If you've walked around any grocery store, local market or corner shop, you might have spotted some of these noodles:

Korean ramen is recalled for being "too spicy"

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They are known for their intense level of spice and although it might be too hot to handle for some, others seem to enjoy the pain.

Even if it might seem like a masochist's dream, the noodles are tasty and many are fond of the brand.

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The internet has quite a history of spicy food challenges. People have munched on Ghost Peppers and shows such as 'Hot Ones' have become major hits.

Unfortunately, many of the viral challenges don't show the risks of these spicy foods.

Denmark has decided to remove these risky meals from their shelves in order to protect their citizens.

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The Denmark Food Agency issued a recall and a warning on Tuesday, June 11th, as they urged consumers to not purchase the product.

They have claimed that the capsaicin levels were too high and that it could poison consumers.

Capsaicin "is a chemical compound that was first isolated from chili peppers in crystalline form in 1878. Soon after, it was discovered that capsaicin caused a burning sensation in the mucous membranes. In addition, it increased secretion of gastric acid and stimulated the nerve endings in the skin."

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According to the BBC, the Samyang flavours that have been withdrawn are Buldak 3x Spicy & Hot Chicken, 2x Spicy & Hot Chicken and Hot Chicken Stew.

The South Korean company Samyang is a major food manufacturer that claims that in the 1960s, it became the first company in the country to create instant noodles.

Since hearing about the situation in Denmark, they have released a statement to the BBC:

There seem to be no reported incidents specifically related to the spicy noodles in Denmark, no recalls in other countries, and no additional safety warnings.

If you do try these at home, just be prepared.

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