Corby takeaway eaters have the spiciest tastebuds in north Northants

Just Eat have revealed the top three spicy dishes ordered in Corby, Kettering and East Northants

By Kate Cronin
Friday, 3rd April 2020, 10:02 am
What spicy dishes have you been tucking into?
What spicy dishes have you been tucking into?

Analysis from a national takeaway firm has shown Corby people to have the spiciest tastebuds in the north of the county.

Just Eat analysed 30 million takeaway orders from across the country to produce a heat map showing which areas ordered the spiciest dishes.

The firm gave Corby a heat-rating of 12.77 per cent, Kettering came second with a rating of 9.98 per cent, while Wellingborough came in at 8.2 per cent. The people with the least hottest taste live in East Northants - where just 7.95 per cent of people ordered spicy dishes as their main course.

The most popular spicy dishes in each town were:


1) Thai Chicken Udon Noodles

2) Singapore Fried Noodle Rice

3) Chicken Chilli Dish, Honey Hot and Spicy

East Northamptonshire

1) Chicken Goujons with Sauce

2) Burger

3) Chicken Tikka Madras


1) Butter Chicken and Lamb

2) Chicken Pathia

3) Masala Mixed Special

Details of orders in Wellingborough were not available.

The data was gathered by analysing orders that contained at least one chilli symbol, the heat rating used by restaurants on Just Eat. To adjust for population size, the data was then processed per capita to understand the true density of spicy dishes per location.