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Starved For Heat: The Rising Appeal Of Spicy Food Challenges

Starved For Heat: The Rising Appeal Of Spicy Food Challenges

Years ago food challenges were mainly reserved for the occasional festival or county fair. It was the time when brave contenders showed how much they could eat, how fast they could eat, or simply how spicy of food they could tolerate. Next came shows such as “Man v. Food” when viewers tuned in to watch the host devour massive plates of food in just one setting, including some extra spicy selections such as atomic hot wings, habanero cheese fritters, and habanero-topped hot wings.

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The Appeal of Spicy Hot Challenges

The Appeal of Spicy Hot Challenges

It takes a certain kind of person to enjoy the thrill of eating a super hot pepper, but some pepper lovers take it to the extreme. The thrill factor can’t always be contained to a spicy hot meal or snack. Sometimes it’s all about testing yourself and pushing your taste buds to the very limit. Just like some people are drawn to high endurance physical feats, it takes a certain amount of endurance to handle the sheer fiery heat of a super hot pepper. In fact, that’s what draws in some people to put themselves to the challenge.

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