The heat will be turned up at this year’s Childers Festival as the popular, and daring, chilli eating competition returns with bite!
Following the huge success of the inaugural chilli eating competition last year, Childers Fine Foods owners Mark and Nat Albert are excited to spread the burning sensation once again with a new Chilli Chomp Comp.
Those brave enough to stand the hottest of hot peppers drenched in the spiciest of sauces will battle it out in three excruciating rounds of competition.
The winner will be crowned the one and only Chilli Chomp Comp Champion.
Mark said if, during the final round of the Chilli Chomp Comp, the competitors had to go to a sudden death tiebreaker it would be more than just eye-watering.
“We have three rounds this year, with three different roasted chillies and the heat ramps up as the competition continues,” he said.
“The first round will begin with our Reaper Sauce, then move on to our Grim Reaper Sauce, and for those who make it to the third round, we have our signature sauce – Kiss the Reaper.”
Mark said he hoped there wouldn’t be a need for a tiebreak, as the final competition would be unbearable for most, as it would involve a serve of reaper laced candy.
Nat said The Childers Festival Chilli Wing Eating Competition last year attracted competitors from far and wide to get up on stage and prove they had what it takes.
“We had 12 or 13 competitors, which was pretty good considering it was our first competition,” she said.
“It really was a crowd pleaser as people packed in around the main stage to watch the competition unfold.”
Mark said, after taking on feedback at the first event, they had decided to focus on the heat and moved away from a chicken wing eating competition.
“This is a serious competition, it’s definitely not just for the hungry,” Mark said.
“The thing we notice is that the girls are just as tough as the guys, but did struggle with the volume of chicken wings.
“So, by changing the focus to heat in sauce and peppers will give an equal opportunity to show us all what they are made of.
“As our products are gluten free and vegan friendly, the competition is open for everyone!
“Young people seem to handle the heat so well too, they didn’t grow up on diets of lamb and veg for dinner, so they can handle some spice so we would like to see people between 18 and 25 really give this a go!”
Register to take part in the competition here.