One of my favourite internet things is watching people eat hot food. Whether it’s the hottest wings on the planet on Hot Ones or munching on a Naga chili. I wrote about ProZD (real name SungWon Cho) trying the One Chip Challenge and now it’s the turn of retro computer extraordinaire, LGR. But for this, he took the challenge for his LGR Foods channel which you should check out as well.
For those who don’t know, the One Chip Challenge involves a single tortilla chip made by Paqui, coated in a deathly black jacket of dust, and you have to eat it. That’s the challenge – handle the heat and you’re a chili champ. The heat comes from Carolina Reaper pepper, formerly the hottest pepper in the world. Participants include Kristen Bell, Michael Peña and almost everyone with a YouTube channel and a few hundred thousand followers.
In LGR’s case, someone sent him the chip and the results were just as I expected. The smell is demonic and the taste is pure unadulterated heat. But it doesn’t hit you straight away and LGR found that out as time progressed.