ODESSA, Texas (KMID/KPEJ) — A local pharmacy took to Facebook this week in a tongue-in-cheek response after a teenager allegedly stole a Lil’ Nitro, the world’s hottest gummy bear, from its shelves. Sunflower Rx, in downtown Odessa, said it did not press charges against the teenager and instead hoped he had learned his lesson.
According to the Facebook post, the pharmacy said the teenager and his friend visited the store and quickly left. The teenager, later identified as a 16-year-old, then allegedly ran into the store in a sweat. Sunflower Rx said the boy grabbed a cold tea from a fridge in the “Snack Cave” and threw himself on the floor.
Employees asked the teenager if he was okay and asked if they should call an ambulance. He then allegedly turned around, lifted his shirt, pointed to his stomach and replied, “Please don’t.” I’m fine, I just ate something really spicy.
They then asked if he wanted them to call his parents, and again the boy said no.
The teenager then asked for a bin because he was worried about throwing up. It was then that another girl came to see the boy – she offered to pay for tea and then escorted the teenager outside.
According to the pharmacy, the boy then “pushed repeatedly all over the sidewalk.” After that, the girl returned to the store, which has a large selection of gifts and snacks at the counter, and bought a Powerade for the child. She told the employees that the boy was fine and had just eaten something really spicy on an empty stomach.
After the teenagers left, the employees noticed that a Lil’ Nitro, the hottest gummy bear in the world, was missing from the shelf.
“We just released most of our inventory yesterday…” the store said in its post. “I remember thinking these bears might be a problem. Anyway, there were five, and now there are four. Hope you feel better, but not so much that you haven’t learned something,” the post read.
Sunflower Rx offered the following treat about the super spicy snack:
Made and sold in the USA, Lil’ Nitro measures 9,000,000 on the Scoville scale, a scale used to measure the heat of chili peppers. Put into context, that’s 900 times hotter than a jalapeno and over five times hotter than a Carolina Reaper. It comes with a “cool shield foil wrap” and an ice pack for pain relief (because you will need it).
Now, if you’re brave and want to pick up one of these hot little suckers, you’ll find Sunflower Rx in its new location at 110 E 7th Street.