By Valerie Lopez | @valschwarie
On May 8 at 12 AM KST, NCT Dream released their “Jalapeño! (Scoville 274)” teasers, which are the covers of each of their jewel case versions of their first full-length album 맛 (Hot Sauce). “Jalapeño! (Scoville 274)” consisted of images of all seven NCT Dream members in a white background with red chilis.
NCT DREAM The 1st Album
〖맛 (Hot Sauce)〗
(Jewel Case Ver.) : Album Detail
YES24 ➫ https://t.co/WyHkLpC0QU
핫트랙스 ➫ https://t.co/BdaFsw1sSU
알라딘 ➫ https://t.co/Z8I1muWTb0
SMTOWN&STORE ➫ https://t.co/DSivssRUzn#NCTDREAM #맛_HotSauce#NCTDREAM_맛_HotSauce pic.twitter.com/XgrmcZUyxk
— NCT DREAM (@NCTsmtown_DREAM) May 7, 2021
The jewel case versions of 맛 (Hot Sauce) include a booklet, lyrics, CD-R, two posters, an AR photocard, and a clip card. NCT Dream initially dropped the jewel case albums with limited details on May 4. Since then, the jewel case albums have received over 158,000 pre-orders on the Korean online store Ktown4u alone. Just last week, SM Entertainment announced that the album had reached over one million stock pre-orders prior to the release of the jewel case albums.
The name “Scoville 274” is a reference to the scoville scale that measures how hot a pepper is. Fans speculate that the “274” comes from NCT Dream’s ranks from a teaser during their last seven-member comeback “We Go Up.” The sum of all the numbers is 274.
Although the NCT Dream members wore the same outfits that they wore for the “Crazy Jalapeño” teasers, NCTzens were not disappointed with the new photos.
Mark’s Familiar Pose
Fans thought Mark’s pose in his teaser resembled the NCT U “Make A Wish” hand pose.
“It’s your birthday, make a wish…” ?
JALAPEÑO! (SCOVILLE 274)#NCTDREAM_Jalapeño#NCTDREAM #맛_HotSauce#NCTDREAM_맛_HotSauce@NCTsmtown_DREAM https://t.co/NOQfsuWEtf
— ☰ It’s (Reign)ing ↔ (@itsulaneeng__) May 7, 2021
mark said "put your hand together, make a wish" pic.twitter.com/7AhS2qkFKX
— preeti (.◜◡◝) (@jenhoegem) May 7, 2021
More Skirt, Please
Other fans focused on Chenle’s iconic skirt.
Mr. ZHONG CHENLE with his ICONIC SKIRT ASDGDHDHFF ?????#CHENLE #천러 #辰乐#NCTDREAM_Jalapeño#NCTDREAM_맛_HotSauce https://t.co/n5yJEpDU49
— ✧?️KHlele ?️✧ (@BossZCL) May 7, 2021
I RLLY LOVE HIS HAIRSTYLE SHHWJFJ ALSO HE OWNS THIS OUTFIT!!#NCTDREAM_Jalapeño#NCTDREAM #맛_HotSauce#NCTDREAM_맛_HotSauce@NCTsmtown_DREAM pic.twitter.com/c4IvZeM4pC
— Kes (@crescenthuns) May 7, 2021
Jokes for Jeno
Some NCTzens made jokes to convey their love for Jeno’s jewel case cover.
so true jeno lee ur hand in marriage https://t.co/Q28FUraQCz
— maf ? jaem luvr (@NCITYMAFIA) May 7, 2021
JENO MY LOVE pic.twitter.com/s2nDKZCfy0
— yana (´°ω°) (@jaeminlannister) May 7, 2021
what do u call jeno that's hotter than jalapeño? jeño *aht aht aht*#NCTDREAM_Jalapeño#NCTDREAM_맛_HotSauce@NCTsmtown_DREAM pic.twitter.com/gwu1KAlr45
— nara | kinda ia (@jaenodery) May 7, 2021
Sweet Messages for Renjun
NCTzens adored Renjun’s styling.
yo estoy que re contra enamorada de este renjun por que su cabello le queda muy bien AGRADEZIDA DE VIVIR ESTA ERA QKDNQO https://t.co/3xn2mgmCIS
— ??? /ᵇᵘᵗᵗᵉʳ/? ???? (@softbubble17) May 7, 2021
“I am falling for Renjun again because his hair fits him so much. I AM GRATEFUL TO LIVE IN THIS ERA QKDNQO”
you're amazing! you deserve love, happiness and all the good things in this world. ilysm renjun!? pic.twitter.com/rnSzVU48vu
— daanosaurus♡̷̷̷?? (@daffodilbliss) May 7, 2021
why does renjun always looks so expensive?? ?
JALAPEÑO! (SCOVILLE 274)#NCTDREAM_Jalapeño#NCTDREAM #맛_HotSauce#NCTDREAM_맛_HotSauce@NCTsmtown_DREAM https://t.co/g8siCp3hSC
— anneyong?| hotsauce ? (@_ltyng) May 7, 2021
Jaemin’s Unreal Visuals
Some fans believed that Jaemin’s images looked unreal.
R u even real ?? https://t.co/EVQkqUxKOB
— peeachyshots (@peeachyshots) May 7, 2021
THANK YOU FOR ALWAYS SERVING #JAEMIN #재민 #NCT재민 https://t.co/zX1gpvY4Jo
— ? (@MlNTJAEMIN) May 7, 2021
Looking at the Haechan’s Small Details
Other fans took note of the small details in Haechan’s images.
a hd photo just came out but here everyone is screaming about this blurry image of haechan on his knees pic.twitter.com/faj2mLtKWb
— mari ? (@haerarchy) May 7, 2021
i remember haechan saying his legs are his most favorite part about him and he is so right. just look at them. pic.twitter.com/vPkUeCUacG
— ath! (@haeartz) May 7, 2021
haechan details pic.twitter.com/kJf5UJOsvY
— ً (@LHCFEED) May 7, 2021
Jisung’s Spicy Outfit
Fans expressed love for this Jisung look.
something about this look ?? pic.twitter.com/z8NlxAEUyY
— َ (@PJSFEED) May 7, 2021
Jisung pulling off those earrings super well! https://t.co/nq0jXRRhg0
— AL's little garden (@AlsGenieAccount) May 7, 2021
Park jisung so crazy pic.twitter.com/3ud5KZRApn
— mina?so what? we hot? HOT SAUCE (@Mina30900721) May 7, 2021
NCT Dream will drop the music video teaser for 맛 (Hot Sauce) on May 9, a day before the album and music video for 맛 (Hot Sauce) on May 10 and two days before their comeback show “7DREAM RETURN! 7+맛=SHOW” on May 11.
Check out our recap on NCT Dream’s “Diggity” track music video here!
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