Chilli con­test heats up

The Queensland Times - - NEWS -

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.

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