Are you the gal or guy who thumps their chest, and proudly proclaims invincibility to hot stuff? Well, the Red Dog Saloon is calling you out with their ‘Viper’ hot chicken wing challenge.
If you think that you’re hot stuff, take the Red Dog Saloon’s Viper Challenge. All you have to do, is eat six chicken wings, smothered in sauce made from Naga Viper chillies, known as the world’s hottest chili peppers, in ten minutes. Sounds seriously easy, doesn’t it? I mean, really? How hard can it be to scarf down six wings in 10 minutes? Oh, you say that you can go through a whole bucket of spicy wings in half that time? Bring it on!
These six little piece of Hell will make you feel like drinking molten lava to cool your mouth down. The Red Dog Saloon, in Londons’ Hoxton district, introduced its Viper Hot Chicken Wings Challenge last December (in 2011), and since then, it’s really been ‘separating the men from the boys’.
The requirements are pretty simple. In order to beat the challenge, a person has to eat six hot wings in ten minutes, then last an extra five minutes after taking the final bite, without leaving the table, or putting any liquids or other solids in their mouth. It’s that ‘Burn Time, Baby!’ that really affects daredevils who are crazy enough to be bitten by the Viper.
Just to give you an approximation of how hot a Naga Viper chili is, Tabasco sauce ranks about 5,000 units on the Scoville Scale. The Naga Viper chili pepper is ranked at 1,359,000 units. Ladies and gentlemen, that’s 2,500 times hotter than a Jalapeno. Still think you can take on the Red Dog Challenge?