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I Completed the Hot Ones Challenge!
I ate 10 Hot Sauces and one was over 2,000,000 Scoville!
In 2017 my good friend Dean Miesner took down (almost) the Blazin’ Wing Challenge by eating 12 of BW3's hottest Blazin’ wings in 6 minutes without puking. I touched one of the wings to my tongue and was in agony for 2 hours. I was astonished watching Dean and his friend pull this off. Check out the video of it here.
Year Of The Opposite is about challenging myself to do new things. So last year I decided that I was going to start what I called “spice training” so that I could beat the Blazin Wing Challenge too. And by January of 2023, I did it! I successfully completed the Blazin Wing Challenge with Drew Piotrowski and Matt Gillett there to witness the disgusting display.
Recently my good friend and business partner in MyVilla, Chris Strandt, surprised me by purchasing The Hot Ones Challenge Set from Season 21. To give you a comparison, Blazin Wing sauce ranks in at 350,000 Scoville and the Last Dab which is the last sauce in the Hot Ones Challenge is a ridiculous 2,000,000!
This week, I passed the Hot Ones Challenge and ate all 10 sauces!
I filmed this extravaganza so that my grandkids, and their grandkids (who will probably be living on Mars) can see their ol' grandpa punish himself. Maybe they'll feel inspired, or maybe they'll just laugh at me breaking out into a hiccup fit. Either way, it's one for the history books... or at least the Stoliker family blooper reel!
It’s really amazing at how fast your tolerance of spicy foods can improve. It only took about 3 months and I went from not being able to tolerate 20,000 Scoville heat to over 350,000. I wish I could say that I had a complicated strategy for how I did it. The reality is, I just ate hot foods often. That’s it. I would eat Jalapenos as snacks. I would buy 10 or so at a time and eat them on car rides. I would get the Blazin Chili from Mayfair Bar regularly. Anytime someone had something hot on the menu, I would try it. That’s it. If you’d like to increase your tolerance for hot foods, it’s really easy. Just eat lots of hot foods.
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