Categories
Restaurants

Blaze Turns Up The Heat With Ghost Pepper Hot Chicken Pizza

Photo courtesy of Blaze Pizza

I’ve been a huge fan of throwing hot sauce on pizza, been doing it ever since I saw the scene from Selena as a kid. I’m a firm believer that pizza is one of the foods that can be enjoyed sweet, savory, or even spicy. 

Well, it looks like Blaze Pizza is leaning heavily towards the spicy. 

The pizzeria where Lebron hangs his hat has introduced a Hot Chicken Pizza that encapsulates some of the spiciest toppings seen at a fast-casual concept. 

Inspired by Hot Chicken Sandwiches, the pizza boasts a base of red sauce and mozzarella cheese. It’s then topped with a scorpion pepper slaw, Ghost Pepper Chicken Meatballs, and finished with a Frank’s RedHot drizzle. 

You can find the Hot Chicken Pizza at participating Blaze Pizza locations nationwide for a limited time. 

Categories
Packaged Food

Hormel Announces World’s Hottest Canned Chili Featuring Ghost Reaper

Photo courtesy of Hormel Chili

As a lover of all things chili, the spicier, the better when I sit down to a bowl. Sure, some days I may be drenched in sweat, tongue numb, and downing glasses of lact0se-free milk to help calm the heat. What can I say though, I’m a sucker for that fire. 

To my delight, Hormel Chili has announced the release of what they’re calling the World’s Hottest Canned Chili with Beans. 

Ghost and Carolina Reaper peppers are added to Hormel’s classic chili recipe to create the fiery new Ghost Reaper Chili that you can throw on pretty much anything or eat entirely on its own. 

Me, I’ll probably throw it on a bacon cheeseburger or a buttload of fresh homemade fries. Extra well done, so they don’t get soggy under the chili. 

You can order the Ghost Reaper Chili in packs of two cans beginning Oct. 25 online at Target.com. 

Categories
Fast Food

Dunkin’ Serves Up Ghost Pepper Donut To Heat Up Halloween

Photo courtesy of Dunkin/Shutterstock

We’re officially weeks away from Halloween, and I’m honestly basking in the festivities of the spooky holiday. One surprising entry comes from Dunkin’ Donuts, who have taken the feared Ghost Pepper and captured the flavor into a donut. 

Yes, a Ghost Pepper Donut

The new spicy cake features a classic yeast donut ring that’s topped with flavored strawberry icing. It boasts a bold blend of cayenne and ghost pepper and is finished with red sanding sugar to complete its fiery namesake’s aesthetic. 

This marks the brand’s first-ever pepper flavored donut, now available nationwide along with a variety of dressed-up Halloween donuts at participating Dunkin’ locations now until December. 

Can’t remember, but does coffee make spicy foods better or worse? Eh, guess I’ll have to find out for myself. 

Categories
#foodbeast Cravings Features FOODBEAST Humor Restaurants Video

This Tasting Menu Gets Hotter And Hotter With Each Course

Imagine eating a meal that gets progressively spicier with each course. Sure, your appetizer starts tame. But when dessert rolls around, get ready for a couple million Scoville (the unit that measures how spicy a chili is) to hit your palate. Sounds like a method of torture, right? On paper, sure. But the silver lining to this scorching scenario is that it doesn’t sacrifice flavor and deliciousness at all. This is the one of a kind aspect about the WP24 restaurant’s new summer ‘Bring the Heat’ tasting menu.

Developed by Chef John Lechleidner, the Bring the Heat menu features six courses that get  progressively hotter via the chilies incorporated in each dish. For example, the appetizer, chili Dan Dan noodles, starts off with mild Fresno chilies that clock in at a manageable 8,000 Scoville. Fast forward to the last dessert course, a peach cobbler incorporating Carolina Reapers that singe meters at 2,000,000 Scoville.

“The special summer menu is designed to showcase chilis as not only a source of heat, but a source of flavor,” shared Chef Lechleidner. “Balancing the heat across multiple courses encourages guests to dine beyond their usual boundaries.”

However strong your boundaries are when it comes to spiciness will be tested, for sure. But at least you’re savoring the flavor the whole way.

The ‘Bring the Heat’ menu is only available for a limited time, up until Labor Day weekend and is $29 per person with $8 add on for the sixth dessert course.

Categories
Video

This Scoutmaster Crushes 23 Ghost Peppers To Raise Money For His Troop

Capsaicin is a hell of a poison. The chemical is a huge element in ghost pepper, the red hot chili that’s inspired countless Ghost Pepper Challenges across the Internet. To put the heat in perspective, one pepper is said to be 400 times hotter than Tabasco sauce.

In one of the newest Ghost Pepper Challenges, Assistant Scoutmaster Johnny from Troop 137 of Fredricksburg, TX, conquers 23 ghost peppers in an insane video no young boy scout should try to emulate.

There’s a pretty noble reason behind his madness, however. The Scoutmaster isn’t doing the challenge for pride, or shock value. Each share the video gets takes the troop one step closer to raising some much-needed funds for scholarships, uniforms, and trips.

Watch as he crushes the 23 peppers one by one as he fills his body with the stomach churning poison. More than 24 hours after this challenge, Johnny is still sick and in bed recovering from the ordeal. Dude’s lucky to be alive, and he must really care about those kids to do that to his body.

If you’re interested in helping the scouts out, more information can be found in the video’s description.

Categories
Now Trending Packaged Food Video

We Convinced Our Boss To Eat The World’s Hottest Chip, He Immediately Regretted It

I watched my boss almost die, and it was glorious. I could see the pain in his eyes, the sweat falling down his cheek, and the immediate regret in his body language as not one, not two, not even three, but FOUR of the world’s hottest chips consumed him.

Paqui Chips claims to have the world’s hottest chip, that literally comes in a single package because you’d be a fool to try more than one.

Thankfully, we are full of foolishness here at Foodbeast, so without prior knowledge of how hot the chip was, and without watching other people’s horrifying reaction, our own Elie Ayrouth and Rudy Chaney took on Paqui’s “One Chip Challenge.”

They both knew it’d be hot, but they didn’t anticipate just how bad it would be.

This “Fear the Reaper” chip is made with Carolina Reaper peppers, which are considered the the world’s hottest by Guinness World Records. On top of that, they add some ghost peppers to the mix.

Watching your boss stomach four of the world’s hottest chips was like an early Christmas present and we appreciate him for it.

Categories
Fast Food

Wendy’s Ghost Pepper Chicken Sandwich And Fries Return

Ghost-Pepper-Wendys-Duo

Last year, Wendy’s introduced their customers to two popular ghost pepper-based items. These were the Jalapeño Fresco Spicy Chicken Sandwich and the Ghost Pepper Fries. Now, the fast food chain is bringing those items back.

The Jalapeño Fresco Spicy Chicken Sandwich is made with a white meat chicken breast that’s cooked with Wendy’s spicy blend. It’s topped with diced jalapeños and a ghost pepper sauce served between two red(ish) jalapeño buns. The Ghost Pepper Fries are drenched in a cheese sauce and topped with jalapeño chunks, shredded cheddar cheese and a ghost pepper sauce.

Might want to get a milkshake to offset all that spice.

You can get the Jalapeño Fresco Spicy Chicken for $4.99 and the Ghost Pepper Fries for $1.99. Prices may vary depending on location.

Categories
Restaurants

This Restaurant’s 30-Pound Burrito Challenge Has An Unbelievable Prize

Greasy-Burrito-Cover

The reward in an epic eating challenge is usually in the meal itself. That and the prestige. However, if you’re hoping to find a restaurant that has a more tangible reward, this might be it. Brooklyn taqueria Don Chingon raised the stakes slightly higher than a simple name on the wall. If you can finish a massive burrito, you’ll own a part of the restaurant.

How’s that for a challenge?

The burrito in question, though, is pretty formidable. At 30 pounds, the Gran Chingon is more than three feet long. It’s filled with chicken, steak, chorizo, carnitas, cheese, rice, beans and salsa. Imagine having 30 pounds worth of all that in your belly. We usually clock out after 20 pounds of burrito fillings.

If you’re attempting to tackle the Gran Chingon, Don Chingon makes you sign a waiver releasing them from any responsibility of death or illness from the enormous dish. Sheesh.

Food & Wine presents the rules as such:

  • You pay $150 to enter.
  • Eat the massive 30-pound burrito.
  • Drink 1 Ghost Pepper Margarita.
  • Finish everything in an hour or less. The clock starts when the burrito is touched.
  • No bathroom breaks of any kind, under penalty of forfeit.

The man or woman who completes these terms will be entitled to 10 percent ownership of Don Chingon. Ownership, however, will not be transferable upon death. Which, from the looks of that challenge, may be a few years closer to whomever enters.

Sounds like a pretty impossible feat with a pretty awesome payoff. Who’s in?

Photo: Not actual 30-pound burrito.