The Channel 2 Denver Morning News team, especially anchor Natalie Tysdale, was taken on a trip to hell and back after taking on the infamous #OneChipChallenge live on camera.
The notorious #OneChipChallenge consists of eating an entire Carolina Reaper Madness Chip from Paqui. But before you mock those who suffer under the wrath of a single chip, it’s important to note that this year’s chips were made with Carolina Reaper peppers that clocked in at 1.9 million Scoville units AND are said to be 25% hotter than last year’s chip.
So having tried the challenge ourselves, we knew that the Channel 2 Denver team would not disappoint with their reaction. However, there was one anchor who stole the show: Natalie Tysdale.
You can see Tysdale cautiously inserting a part of the chip in her mouth while taking a selfie at the 1:13 mark and eventually meeting her inescapable demise a mere 30 seconds later at the 1:45 mark.
Some Reddit users found her reaction to be hilarious, while some wanted to see her on the First We Feast’s Hot One’s challenge.
But for those who are worried about her health, don’t worry, she’s alive and kicking. On her official Facebook, she wrote, “I thought I was okay until I had a drink of my coffee to wash down the chip. I threw up, couldn’t breathe and felt like fire was coming out of my mouth, nose and ears. I had a bottle of water, a glass of milk, a tablespoon of honey and 3 mints and still felt on fire. An hour later I had chills and a massive headache. Three hours have gone by and I feel like I was beat up in a dark alley.”
Sure, she got extremely physically ill, but she’s still, you know, fine. And even though Tysdale may have survived the challenge this time, we highly doubt that there’ll be a second go around.
Take on the challenge too, if you dare.