Nando's has added its 'hottest ever' spice to the menu and you'll need tough tastebuds to handle it

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Nando's has added its 'hottest ever' spice to the Peri-Peri chicken menu - and it's set to warm up your tastebuds.

The fast food chain, which is currently only open for takeaway, deliveries or click and collect during the third UK lockdown, has launched it's spiciest flavour ever with extra, extra hot sauce.

Any Nando's fan will be familiar with the restaurants Peri-ometer spice scale which ranges from its mild and sweet Peri-tamer to the fiery Extra Hot with everything in between depending on how much heat you can handle.

Now the new VUSA XX Hot flavour has been added to the Nando's and it comes with a simple warning - Good luck. You're going to need it

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Available from today, customers can order the sauce as a flavour of their chicken dishes, but be sure to check the flag before you take a bite from your order, as you wouldn't want to mistakenly tuck into your firey friend's favourite instead of a mild lemon and herb.

What are the full Nandos Peri-Peri chicken sauce flavours?


Good luck. You’re going to need it.

Extra Hot

Like tackling a ferociously fiery dragon.


Highly combustible - proceed with caution.


Hits the spot without scalding your tonsils.

Lemon & Herb

A mere hint of heat but a tidal wave of flavour.


Marinated in PERi-PERi but grilled with no added spice. As mild as we go.


Mild and sweet.

The new spice fix will be available from today but unfortunately it will only be available for a limited time as part of Nando’s rotating guest flavours.

Nando's has been testing out new Peri-ometer flavours ever since it removed the mango and lime mild flavouring last year, meaning there's even more of an excuse to treat yourself to a lockdown  Nando's ASAP.

Selina Maycock
Senior Family Writer

Selina is a Senior Family Writer for GoodtoKnow and has more than 16 years years of experience. She specialises in royal family news, including the latest activities of Prince George, Charlotte, Louis, Archie and Lilibet. She also covers the latest government, health and charity advice for families. Selina graduated from the University of Sheffield in 2006 with a degree in Journalism, and gained her NCTJ and NCE qualifications. During her career, she’s also written for Woman, Woman's Own, Woman&Home, and Woman's Weekly as well as Heat magazine, Bang Showbiz - and the Scunthorpe Telegraph. When she's not covering family news, you can find her exploring new countryside walking routes, catching up with friends over good food, or making memories (including award-winning scarecrows!)