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The final boss is ghost pepper in Domino’s Japan’s 4-level spicy Halloween pizza challenge

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By grape Japan

Domino's Pizza Japan is offering two new pizza pies sure to make spice-lovers happy.

As some of our readers may recall, last year, their Halloween Roulette Pizza was inspired by a Russian Roulette, with one extremely hot slice—spiked with oil made with Ghost Pepper, aka Bhut Jolokia—hidden in plain sight for you to discover.

This year, Domino's Pizza Japan is changing its approach, offering a "challenge" that takes adventurous spice-loving pizza lovers on a four-part "quest" with each level of the four-in-one pizza getting progressively hotter, until the final level featuring a potent combination of ghost pepper and jalapeno.

The aptly named "Halloween Challenge Quattro" is perfect for groups of family or friends where some members can handle extreme spice and others less so. However, if you happen to have a group of die-hard spice lovers, you can do away with milder levels entirely and opt for the "Jalapeno & Ghost Pepper" pizza in which every single slice is as spicy as the maximum level in the "Halloween Challenge Quattro" pizza.

Halloween Challenge Quattro

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This Quattro pizza lets you enjoy four levels of spiciness in one delicious pizza.

The four pizza varieties featured in the Halloween Challenge Quattro pizza are as follows, progressing clockwise in order of spiciness from mild to extreme:

Level 1: Garlic Master: A popular Domino's pizza featuring ground sausage and pancetta, along with black pepper and double garlic for a mildly spicy kick.

Level 2: Spicy Chili Garlic Pepperoni: A hot combination of chili garlic powder and pepperoni!

Level 3: Buffalo Wing Sauce & Garlic: Two hot spicy sauces and buffalo wing sauce create a spicy power combo!

Level 4: Jalapeno & Ghost Pepper: Plenty of jalapeno and ghost pepper oil turn up the spice to the max.

The spiciest one, "Jalapeno & Ghost Pepper," comes with a warning sticker that says: "Please refrain from eating if you are a child or if you can't handle spicy food." Don't say they didn't warn you.

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Product page (English)

Carry-out price: M size: 1,150 yen, R size: 1,499 yen, L size: 1,750 yen

Delivery price: M size: 2,300 yen, R size: 2,899 yen, L size: 3,500 yen

Jalapeno & Ghost Pepper Pizza

Product page (English)

Carry-out price: M size: 1,150 yen, R size: 1,499 yen, L size: 1,750 yen

Delivery price: M size: 2,300 yen, R size: 2,899 yen, L size: 3,500 yen

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These two pizzas are available until Oct 31.

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LOVE IT!!

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Very tempting...

-3 ( +0 / -3 )

The prices are absolutely ridiculous.

-2 ( +1 / -3 )

I think we have bought home delivery pizza maybe twice in 30 years. Too expensive.

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Worth noting that at least for Domino's, it is ridiculously easy to get 50% off L size coupons. You can get them from their mystery box game thing on weekends, and almost every time you order you can get another one. Which is still more expensive than other countries, but a heck of a lot better than paying full price.

I am sure it is an intentional gimmick to jack up the price and offer 50% off, but nobody should ever pay the full price on these things.

-1 ( +0 / -1 )

Call it the sting ring.

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Didn’t the man in black, Johnny Cash, write a song about the after-effects of eating ‘ghost peppers’?

@Reckless 7:42pm: “Call it the sting ring” -

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Those don't look like ghost peppers, those look like Jalapeno peppers

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Please read the ingredients @bass4funk 8:31pm. It’s a ghost pepper “OIL” and jalapeños.

@bass4funk 8:31pm: “Those don't look like ghost peppers, those look like Jalapeno peppers”

Note: MOST Japanese products advertising a Western named ingredient is usually an “oil, essence, extract of flavoring”. Som even have a small, disclaimer: “Not Made with actual ___”.

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Maybe a scientist or nutritionist can answer: this pizza looks tasty yet shouldn’t we also worry about the potential, lingering ‘environmental’ dangers it may create for some Japanese? Isn’t their ‘Pacific Rim’ already a quite sensitive & volatile area? 

-“Level 4: Jalapeno & Ghost Pepper: Plenty of jalapeno and ghost pepper oil turn up the spice to the max.”-

Before we eat it, what is the ‘half-life’ of Ghost Pepper OIL and how can the effects by soothed quickly?

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"...Refrain from eating if you are a child..."

Years ago I ate at a Laotian man's home in Nashville, Tn. I am a lover of very spicy food but the heat level of the dish I was served was almost unbearable, although it was delicious. Several children of probably 7 years of age or so were shoveling the same food in with obvious impunity.

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I like the idea of the toppings, but I may have to try to make it myself, as I don't like Dominos. Their dough is always half raw.

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Note: MOST Japanese products advertising a Western named ingredient is usually an “oil, essence, extract of flavoring”. Som even have a small, disclaimer: “Not Made with actual ___

Yuck. I actually grow peppers in Japan, jalapeños, habaneros, Trinidad Scorpions, ghost, grim reapers because I can’t buy really hot peppers in Japan. I like salsa and most of the salsa they sell is sweet and watery, so years ago I decided to grow them and now I have all the spices I need to make a lot of fantastic dishes that require these peppers. So I always prefer the real thing over an oil essence.

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