Red Robin’s New Voodoo Fries Topped With Ghost Chili Will Burn Your Soul


Every time the name Red Robin comes up, we immediately think of endless steak fries. The gourmet burger chain is known for indulging its customers with a limitless supply of fries.

While specialty fries don’t qualify for the endless option, Red Robin has added these new Voodoo Fries that have us reconsidering another order. Or two.

Brand Eating reports that the fries are made with quest, fried jalapeños, bacon and tossed in blackened seasoning. It’s then drizzled with a ghost chili sauce.

Man, that sounds like the perfect hangover food.

Red Robin’s Voodoo Fries, along with a new Wild Pacific Crab Cake Burger, will be available from now through April. 3.  It’s be a part of the $3, $5, $7, $9 appetizer deal.

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Watch the Hilarious Reactions of 1,000 People Eating Ghost Chilies at the Same Time


Looking for a bit of schadenfreude on a rainy Friday? Look no further than this hilarious — likely sponsored by milk (we see you) — video, which features 1,000 people gathering to eat ghost chilies, one of the hottest peppers in the world. It rates about 1,000,000 heat units on the Scoville scale, which measures the amount of heat-inducing capsaicin.

And since your brain thinks your tongue is on fire when you eat spicy food, well, you can imagine how hot things got at the event, the brainchild of an organization called Chili Klaus, which sells dried versions of some of the hottest peppers in the world, including the ghost chili and the scotch bonnet.

After the thousand people consumed the peppers, the challenge was simple: just keep the pepper down. While milk was provided, those poor, red, teary-eyed faces make our tongues ache in sympathy.  Check out the video below.

Would you take the ghost chili challenge?


Slater’s 50/50 Follows Up 100% Bacon Burger With Something So Spicy You Need a Waiver to Try

Hot off the success of their limited-time ‘Merica Burger (100% bacon patty anyone?), southern California burger chain Slater’s 50/50 is trying to make headlines once again — this time with their new ‘50 Alarm Burger.’

Coinciding with one of the hottest months of the year for Southern California, the chain’s burger of the month for August features their signature fire beef patty, topped with sliced jalapenos, three-alarm Colby Jack cheese, beer battered unseeded and aged cream cheese stuffed habanero poppers, and a ghost chili bacon spread on a white brioche bun.

Naga Bhut Jolokia (Ghost Chilies) have a Scoville Heat Unit rating in the millions, ten times hotter than a concentrated habanero. So it should be noted that when going to purchase this at Slater’s 50/50, you will be asked to sign a liability release to eat the 50 Alarm burger. You know, just to save them from any legal battles you try to wage after you get an ulcer from the eating the burger: