The 2nd annual PDX Hot Sauce Expo in Portland Oregon was the weekend of August 5th and 6th 2017. With over 30 Hot Sauce vendors in attendance, including the organizer and awesome host of this event Steve Seabury of High River Sauces. The 2 day event included on day 1 – Sat August 5th, a Lucky Dog, Spicy Taco of Hell and Spicy Pizza of Doom eating challenges. Day 2 included a The Slaytanic Burrito Challenge, a Chihuahua Beauty Pageant, National Cocktail Competition called Booze & Infused sponsored by Absolut, Jameson, Plymouth Gin, and Olmeca Altos Tequila. Ending the weekend with what we were all waiting for, Finally!! the Guinness Book World Record attempt for the most grams eaten of the Carolina Reapers in 1 min.
When you break records you get tattooed!
The Carolina Reaper, a cross breed of Bhut Jolokia and the Red Habanero peppers, this weapon of a pepper was bred by PuckerButt Pepper Co, “Smoken” Ed Currie to be exact. The Carolina Reaper has been the hottest pepper record holder with a Scoville Scale of 1,569,300 according to Wiki. With that said according to Winthrop University there was an individual Reaper pepper that measured in a a whopping 2.2 million SHU.
Below we Mr ‘Smokin” Ed Currie with an “unlucky” expo goer who had the nerve to try some Pepper Extracts Tincture.
OK so the rules for this Carolina Reaper eating contest were simple. Eat as many grams of Reaper Peppers in 1 minute, one the minute is up, then stand there for an addition 60 seconds without drinking or throwing up. (video coming soon) of the real action
Starting off with high hopes and full of confidence with an undertone of panic.
Parker getting the pre-hell high five of confidence from Steve
But the faces of confidence quickly changed to these for the 60 sec wait after 60 sec of shoving Carolina Reapers down your throat.
The guy behind the bandana
Even the raining champion Greg Foster isn’t immune to the heat.
Ballsy 8 year old
So that’s enough of the 60 second of tears. Shall we go back stage and see how every one is doing? It can’t be that bad can it….Or can It.