Chilli contest heats up
THE heat will be on in Murphys Creek this weekend for a unique celebration of flavour and fire.
The Murphys Creek Chilli Festival will take over the town on Sunday for the third time with more than 40 of Australia’s top chilli companies ready to tempt and tease visitors’ tastebuds.
The festival’s organiser have promised to push punters to their very limits.
Event co-ordinator Jason O’Connor said there would be plenty to see and do for people of all ages with funds raised on the day going towards several charity groups.
Families, foodies, chilli enthusiasts and gardeners are encouraged to soak in the various food vendors, kids activities, guest speakers, stalls and competitions.
The Seatonfire Chilli Chocolate Challenge, is sure to be a highlight.
Competitors line-up and test their mettle against an increasingly spicy array of treats.
“We make a whole bunch of chillies dipped in chocolate with chilli powder on it,” Mr O’Connor said.
“We inject some chillies with chilli chocolate and they get hotter and hotter. Some things we dip in chilli sauces. It’s great fun to watch.”
The event is on tomorrow 8am-4pm at Jessie Lane, Murphys Creek.