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How to Soothe the Burn of a Hot Pepper - CHOW Tip

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Published on Sep 5, 2012

Ever find yourself biting into a pepper that's just a bit too hot to handle? As you scramble to find a glass of milk to soothe the burn, consider this simple trick from CHOW.com Assistant Managing Editor Deborah Lewis.

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If you've ever bitten down on a chile pepper that's way hotter then you expected, you know what that burning sensation is like in your mouth. Oh, there you go. A lot of people try to douse it with water or milk or even alcohol but here's another trick that'll help soothe the burn. It's sugar. So to calm the burn in your mouth, just suck on a sugar cube. If you don't have sugar cubes handy just use whatever sugar you've got. It's not a total cure-all. The burn will stop while the sugar is in your mouth and then the sting is going to creep back up but it's a total life saver in a pinch.

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