Put your tastebuds to test
DO YOU think you can handle the heat?
Cottone’s in Gatton is offering a new food challenge that is pushing people’s taste buds to the limits.
The 10 in 10 Hot Wing Challenge will pit challengers against a plate of chicken wings with the chance to claim a jackpot of cash.
But these wings are mixed with a “ridiculously hot chilli extract” that the establishment claims is rated at five million on the Scoville scale, which measures the spiciness and heat of food.
They need to be eaten within ten minutes without touching your face or eating or drinking anything else.
Punters will then have to wait an extra five minutes with the same restrictions before officially getting ticked off.
It costs $28 to enter but completing it will see your name placed on the Wall of Legends and your money back in your pocket.
From every failed attempt $10 goes into the jackpot which is won if the record time, which currently sits around three-and-a-half minutes, is beaten by a new challenger.
“It’s more of an endurance of your mind,” venue manager Kahael Mcavan said.
“It’s a good chance to see who out of your mates is mentally the strongest.”
ON FIRE: Cottone’s venue manager Kahael Mcavan tucks into a plate of hot chicken wings.