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2009-08-22 02:12:39 PM  
What's the point?
 
2009-08-22 02:14:50 PM  
My brother-in-law could handle it. He has eaten Naga Jolokia peppers before.
 
2009-08-22 02:19:39 PM  
heat != flavor.

If it's too hot to taste anything after the first bite then what the hell is the point?
 
2009-08-22 02:21:47 PM  
Does it come with a shot of CS?

If not, why bother?

Maybe you could chug a bottle of Sriracha afterward, wouldn't that be nice?
 
2009-08-22 02:36:57 PM  
Alacritous: If it's too hot to taste anything after the first bite then what the hell is the point?

... macho posturing like a bad dude?


img29.imageshack.us
 
2009-08-22 03:21:56 PM  
Alacritous: heat != flavor.

If it's too hot to taste anything after the first bite then what the hell is the point?


the rush of endorphins after eating something spicy feels really damn good.
 
2009-08-22 03:34:59 PM  
Meh. Tastes like vinegar.

Give me a Kerala Fish Curry and a bowl of steamed rice. See ya on the other side.
 
2009-08-22 03:37:16 PM  
www.milkandcookies.com
 
2009-08-22 03:40:37 PM  
So... another inedible British culinary creation?

*gasp*
 
2009-08-22 04:01:05 PM  
that may be the worst-written article i've ever read.

congratulations, brendan abbott, you're tonight's recipient of the asshat of journalism award!
 
2009-08-22 04:30:28 PM  
Wow, you have to sign a disclaimer?? Tha'ts really... lame.

/loves spicy food
//not, however, an AW
 
2009-08-22 04:30:45 PM  
SilentStrider: Alacritous: heat != flavor.

If it's too hot to taste anything after the first bite then what the hell is the point?

the rush of endorphins after eating something spicy feels really damn good.


Only reason eat anything this hot. In fact, the hot sauce Endorohin Rush is pretty damn good for just that.
 
2009-08-22 04:31:30 PM  
Contents of a Space Wasp's stomach: SilentStrider: Alacritous: heat != flavor.

If it's too hot to taste anything after the first bite then what the hell is the point?

the rush of endorphins after eating something spicy feels really damn good.

Only reason eat anything this hot. In fact, the hot sauce Endorphin Rush is pretty damn good for just that.
 
2009-08-22 04:32:41 PM  
Marcus Aurelius: Maybe you could chug douche with a bottle of Sriracha afterward, wouldn't that be nice?

There, fixed.
 
2009-08-22 04:32:46 PM  
PR companies and lazy journalists in cahoots? Preposterous.
 
2009-08-22 04:34:04 PM  
Burger Off

/Haha
 
2009-08-22 04:34:28 PM  
And this is news because?

Lots of wing places have those types of things.... IIRC, Quaker State + Lube ha had this for a while on their Atomic sauce...
 
2009-08-22 04:34:47 PM  
Alacritous: heat != flavor.

If it's too hot to taste anything after the first bite then what the hell is the point?


this.

spice and heat are good to a point
 
2009-08-22 04:35:40 PM  
That one time I gave my ex-GF a scotch bonnet pepper and told her it was one of those greek pepperochinis.

Oh,my. She cursed at me for a week...
 
2009-08-22 04:36:16 PM  
These tools that eat hot food because they think it makes them a kewl and interesting manly man are real-life examples of the brainpower seen in Idiocracy.
 
2009-08-22 04:37:18 PM  
Yeah QS&L has that "waiver" too. It's a marketing scheme and that sauce is vulgarly disgusting tasting.
 
2009-08-22 04:37:46 PM  
That burger on Man vs food looks hotter
 
2009-08-22 04:38:09 PM  
Earl of Chives: These tools that eat hot food because they think it makes them a kewl and interesting manly man are real-life examples of the brainpower seen in Idiocracy.

some people prefer it extra spicy -- like my wife, for instance. of course, she lived in Texas for quite some time.
 
2009-08-22 04:39:08 PM  
Ten years ago, I ordered some super-hot wings on a dare. Back then, I could pretty much eat whatever I wanted. Lamb vindaloo, no big deal. Thai green curry, give me more. I had to sign a disclaimer before eating those wings and they'd only serve six, no more. They were made with Dave's Insanity Sauce.

Hot damn, I understand why they made me sign that form.

/was worth it for the bragging rights that night
//the next day was not kind
 
2009-08-22 04:39:41 PM  
You'd think customers would just wait a while until the burger cooled down...
 
2009-08-22 04:39:50 PM  
The "Man vs. Food" guy ate a burger piled with ghost chilies, which ranks over 1,000,000 units on the Scoville scale (about 4 times as hot as habeneros). That dude could eat a lit charcoal briquet and I wouldn't be surprised.

/more a fan of the glutton challenges
//one 3 1/2 ft. pizza to go, please
 
2009-08-22 04:41:20 PM  
I eat tablespoons of sriracha just because I like the taste. I like Matouk's Sauce Forte on a hamburger or pizza, but I don't see the point in this thing unless you count all the free publicity.
 
2009-08-22 04:42:11 PM  
Earl of Chives: These tools that eat hot food because they think it makes them a kewl and interesting manly man are real-life examples of the brainpower seen in Idiocracy.

You do understand that, sometimes, with great spiciness, comes extraordinary taste and richness in flavor that can't be replicated in any other form. Thai green curry is a great example. Alot ofIndian food is another.
 
2009-08-22 04:42:33 PM  
I dated (for a short time) a woman that was half Korean, and could really put away the extra-extra-spicy food. She laughed at what the Thai places called "extra spicy"

I guess if she ever went to England, she would be found at the place FTA.
 
2009-08-22 04:44:26 PM  
As Scott Hanson bit into the chicken wing, his head turned a bright beet red and large amounts of smoke began to billow from his ears. Within seconds his eyes had become slot machine tumblers which spun around until both landed on the symbol for chili peppers. Next, bolting up from his chair and shouting 'woo-woo', Scott chugged around the room like a locomotive finally shooting through the root of 'Ron's Wings N' Things' and exploding high over the Buffalo night sky. In an ironic footnote to the story, the chicken wing Scott had was only a hot wing and not the super fire hot wing he had ordered.
 
2009-08-22 04:44:29 PM  
Knowing food in England, the spiciness would be comparable to maybe a splash of Tabasco sauce.
 
2009-08-22 04:44:41 PM  
I have eaten Lindsay Lohan's snatch, so this should not be a problem.
 
rpm
2009-08-22 04:44:41 PM  
GoodHomer: They were made with Dave's Insanity Sauce.

Great for heat, tastes like ass.

I'd only get this burger if it was guaranteed to taste good. I wouldn't bother with those wings you were talking about.
 
2009-08-22 04:44:57 PM  
If the guy who makes it won't eat it, I'm not eating it. I get the hot peppers/endorphin rush thing, and I really like eating spicy peppers/food to a point, but once you pass a certain point, the endorphin rush is mitigated by the incredible pain (I found this out after eating fresh habeneros).

Secondly, that guy is probably a much better marketer than a chef.

Thirdly, that article was shiat. For actual details see the link from notmtwain (thanks for that).
 
2009-08-22 04:46:37 PM  
Earl of Chives: These tools that eat hot food because they think it makes them a kewl and interesting manly man are real-life examples of the brainpower seen in Idiocracy.

imgs.xkcd.com
 
2009-08-22 04:46:42 PM  
This thread has made me hungry.

I now require burgers. Spicy, spicy burgers.

/to the shop-rite!!
 
2009-08-22 04:46:46 PM  
Taima: I dated (for a short time) a woman that was half Korean, and could really put away the extra-extra-spicy food. She laughed at what the Thai places called "extra spicy"

I guess if she ever went to England, she would be found at the place FTA.


She sounds hot.

/sorry, couldn't resist
 
2009-08-22 04:46:48 PM  
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2009-08-22 04:47:56 PM  
rpm: GoodHomer: They were made with Dave's Insanity Sauce.

Great for heat, tastes like ass.

I'd only get this burger if it was guaranteed to taste good. I wouldn't bother with those wings you were talking about.


Unfortunately, I didn't know what they used until after I ate them.

I normally have the same policy as you.
 
2009-08-22 04:52:20 PM  
GoodHomer: Earl of Chives: These tools that eat hot food because they think it makes them a kewl and interesting manly man are real-life examples of the brainpower seen in Idiocracy.

You do understand that, sometimes, with great spiciness, comes extraordinary taste and richness in flavor that can't be replicated in any other form. Thai green curry is a great example. Alot ofIndian food is another.


That is a very different situation than heat for heat's sake as in this case.
 
2009-08-22 04:58:27 PM  
Habanero Burger, Prince of Wales Pub in San Mateo, CA.

I went most mostly blind for awhile. My spine, arms and hands were tingling and my face went numb.

After the third bite it was easy, I couldn't feel any MORE pain.

Good times.
 
2009-08-22 05:01:08 PM  
Alacritous: heat != flavor.

If it's too hot to taste anything after the first bite then what the hell is the point?


I have always said this, yes heat can be good but there is a thing as too much, I like to keep it around the range of 23,000 Scoville


saw a food network show once that had people trying pure capsaicin, that was entertaining
 
2009-08-22 05:01:23 PM  
Taima: I dated (for a short time) a woman that was half Korean, and could really put away the extra-extra-spicy food. She laughed at what the Thai places called "extra spicy"

I guess if she ever went to England, she would be found at the place FTA.


I don't know why Thai restaurants offer "spicy" dishes. They never are spicy even when you request them to make it extra spicy.
 
2009-08-22 05:04:23 PM  
I like to be able to actually taste the food, not have everything covered in that battery acid pepper flavor.
 
2009-08-22 05:08:03 PM  
SeamusFerrell: I don't know why Thai restaurants offer "spicy" dishes. They never are spicy even when you request them to make it extra spicy.

There are a couple I've found here in Texas that can at least deliver some heat. One up the street offers "Thai hot", but you have to know to ask for it.

I could handle spicier if I wanted to though, but it's plenty for me.

I see from your profile you're from the Chicago area. The couple Thai places I've been to around there couldn't melt an ice cube, they were that not-hot. What's up with that? Is it like that everywhere around there or was I just unlucky?
 
2009-08-22 05:09:26 PM  
"...a burger so hot
it makes grown men cry"


Sweet cherry pie.
 
2009-08-22 05:12:15 PM  
Now, speaking as a wee bit of a chilihead... (Hey. Dragon. What do you expect?)

Anyways, We do like spicy things--so long as the substance with heat has flavour. Habaneros are wonderful; heat, but with a wonderful flavour similar to that of those yellow or red bell pepper cultivars. Naga jolokias have more heat, but somewhat similar flavour (there is DEFINITELY a bold and properly pepper flavour under that heat). Sontava XXX on bacon cheeseburgers (and the Marie Sharp's or Melinda's habanero sauce is a good substitute for Sontava if one or the other is more available in your area) is a Wonderful Thing Indeed, at least to this old Porn Dragon...now I just need to try the Melinda's naga jolokia sauce in this application (have tried the sauce recently, good stuff if you like flavour and heat--just not as a condiment yet). };=8

Extract stuff like, oh, Endorphin Rush...meh. Yes, there's heat, but not a lot else. I prefer to be able to taste actual pepper in hot sauce, kthx.

If he's got something hotter than jolokias in there, he's undoubtedly using some sort of extract in the burgers (probably one of the Blair's extracts; they're about the only ones that go above jolokias, which are about three times hotter than a Scotch bonnet). If so, I'm afraid I don't really have all that much interest.
 
2009-08-22 05:16:39 PM  
SeamusFerrell:
I don't know why Thai restaurants offer "spicy" dishes. They never are spicy even when you request them to make it extra spicy.


There is a Thai place by where my office used to be in the Hillcrest area of San Diego, it had dishes that used to make a co-worker who was from Thailand wince.

Thai places have really spicy stuff, they just might not offer it to us round-eyes.
 
2009-08-22 05:18:02 PM  
Well, that little disclaimer they make you sign was a freaking effective marketing gimmick. It got an article in the paper and a thread o' outrage on Fark!

Stuff made with capsaicin extract/oil like this isn't made to be delicious, it's made to be stunt food, existing on the menu for the press and so folks can dare each other to eat it, and brag about it afterwards. Which is fine, but I wouldn't bother (these days!) I've had comically hot food, and now prefer to eat something that actually tastes good.

It's a good reason why I tell people to stay the hell away from Dave's sauces, and to buy Blair's sauces. Dave's sauces universally taste, to me, like stunt food, and have off-flavours that I don't like. Blair's sauces are absolutely delicious, and range from "that's pretty darn hot" (oddly, the Naga Jolokia one) to "sweet jaysis!" (After Death, I think, but I confuse the names). Highly recommended. He's even got "limited edition" sauces in awesome-looking bottles, but until I hear otherwise I'll assume that these are just cool gimmicks and stay away based solely on the >$100 pricetag.
 
2009-08-22 05:19:13 PM  
YoungSwedishBlonde: Knowing food in England, the spiciness would be comparable to maybe a splash of Tabasco sauce.

I moved here a while back. I ordered eight "spicy" chicken wings to go with my pizza this evening. The heat level was on par with the mildest sauce you could possibly get at a Buffalo Wild Wings.

That being said, the British curry houses serving a good vindaloo or phal know what they are doing.
 
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