Tuesday, 13th October 2015, 19:30 PM

The competition that will make you breath fire

Cardamom Black Restaurant in Harrogate is holding their first ever chilli-eating competition to find Yorkshire’s champion chilli eater.

The winner of the competition will receive a year’s supply of free curries at his award winning Pan South Asian restaurant.

For those not so brave to enter can still take part in Cardamom Back’s Chilli Challenge which will be trending on twitter #chillichallenge.

Participants can just take a video or image and post it on social media or YouTube. The funniest post has the opportunity to win an IPad Mini.

The chilli eating contest will take place at the restaurant on Cheltenham Parade at 7:30pm on Tuesday 13th October. Customers are invited to come and cheer on contestants as the restaurant will be open as usual.

The event coincides with National Curry Week.

Nick Raham owner of Cardamom Black Restaurant said:

“We wanted to do something different and to celebrate National Curry Week, so naturally a chilli-eating competition seemed like a good idea as all of our customers obviously like hot and spicy food.

 “We also want the competition to be something everyone can take part in online as a bit of fun by videoing themselves eating chillies and hopefully it will catch fire and get everyone in the country having a go at Cardamom Black’s #chillichallenge, like the ice bucket challenge that went viral.

 “It will be the first chilli-eating competition we’ve held but hopefully the start of a yearly event. We hope to see lots of our customers getting involved and new customers taking part or just coming along on the night to support us.”

 People taking part in the restaurant’s competition will start by eating mild chillies and each round will introduce the next level of red-hot chillies measured in heat by Scoville Heat Units (SHU).

 These rate from the moderately mild Pimiento chillies, often stuffed in green olives, that ranks 100-900 SHU, through to; Jalapenos 2,500-10,000 SHU, Cayenne Peppers 30,000-50,000 SHU, Bird’s Eye Chillies 50,000 – 100,000, Scotch Bonnets 100, 000-350,000, Bhut Jolokia, also known as Ghost Peppers, rated at a fierce 1 million SHU, to the hottest of them all, the Trinidad Moruga Scorpion that goes as high as 2 million SHU!”

The surviving contestant will be the person who can eat as many of the hottest chillies in the final knock out challenge.



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