Win worth the chills, shakes and tremors
Triumph at festival’s chilli eating competition
AN UXBRIDGE woman braved the heat to win a chilli eating contest.
The red-faced contestants battled through 12 rounds on chilli heat scale starting at padron peppers all the way up to the hottest chilli in the world, the chocolate scorpion.
Shahina Waseem, of Cowley, Uxbridge, describes the pain of feasting through the feverhot peppers.
She said: “The pain from my lips, mouth and throat being on fire, ear drums feeling like they were about to explode, face muscles twitching involuntarily, hands shaking uncontrollably, shivers, chills and shakes and violent body tremors followed by muscle spasms and cramps and heartburn... was all worth it for the win!”
The competiton at this year’s Foodies Festival, at Syon Park in Isleworth, west London on May 24 was so fierce, organisers ran out of all possible chilli and improvised by givng the hottest chilli in the world swimming in a spoonful of Pure Capsaicin Liquid Extract as a tie-breaker.
Ms Waseem, who came joint first after suffering through the 16 million scoville unit concoction, loved the support from the crowds.
She added: “I had little girls coming up with their mums to give me a kiss and people coming to shake my hand and congratulate me and to tell me how impressed they are.”
The spice-lover, who carries a bottle of Da’Bomb with her to every restaurant, wants to continue her success after previously winning at Kingston Chilli Challenge in 2012 and Foodie’s Chilli Challenge at Battersea Park in 2014.
She said: “My plan is to partake in and win as many chilli eating contests as possible around London, this summer.
“I want to be famous for being the invincible Chilli Queen.”
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