There are so many entertainment talk shows out there, and at times it can be difficult to come up with one that is unique. Because talking to celebrities is fun. And we’ve done quite a few interviews ourselves. We are also realists who know that for them, doing multiple interviews where they sit in a room all day and are often asked the same questions over and over isn’t always fun. That’s where First We Feast Presents: Hot Ones comes in.
If you don’t know what it is, Hot Ones is an interview show hosted by Youtuber Sean Evans. What sets this particular show apart from others is that while he does his interviews, he and the celebrity guest eat some hot wings. We’re not just talking basic hot wings, okay? We’re talking about some extreme levels of hot wings.
The way the show works is that he and the guest eat a total of 10 wings. Each wing has a different hot sauce with a different Scoville level. As the show goes on, every wing gets hotter, and the Scoville level raises. You’re probably thinking, “What the hell is a Scoville level?” Well, a Scoville level comes from the Scoville scale, which is a tool for measuring the spiciness or pungency of hot peppers. It measures the amount of capsaicin which is the chemical compound that causes spicy heat in pepper and assigns it a number rating in Scoville Heat Units or SHUs.
Now, we don’t know too much about this and just how high the Scoville level can go, but we know we have no desire to partake in this challenge. And we don’t even know why anyone, celebrity or not, would want to torture themselves this way. What’s so crazy is this show is now in its 18th season, so clearly, people want to keep eating hot wings, and we want to keep watching them eat those wings.
Every celebrity that has appeared in the series handles the wings in their own way. Some make it through the challenge like it’s no biggie, and others have tapped out because they just couldn’t take it anymore. Nope star Daniel Kaluuya participated, and he did really well. Though he was obviously experiencing some effects from the spice on the wings (sweating ears, eyebrow sweating, and a mild voice change), he did not tap out. Also, we don’t know how he was able to do that challenge while still wearing a jacket. If it had been us, that jacket would have been off.
Here’s the list of the sauces that were on each wing with their respective Scoville levels:
1 Hot Ones -The Classic: 1,700
2 Adoboloco – Island Wings: 5,500
3 Burns & McCoy – Mezcaline Oaxacan Hot Sauce: 16,600
4 Hot Ones – Los Calientes Verde: 36,000
5 The Seventh Reaper – Carolina Reaper: 59,000
6 Hot N Saucy – Collards N Ghost: 70,000
7 Halogi Hot Sauce – Tyrfing’s Curse: 99,000
8 Da’ Bomb – Beyond Insanity: 135,600
9 Dingo Sauce Co. – Psycho Hot Sauce: 666,000
10 Hot Ones – The Last Dab Apollo: TBA???
These hot sauces have some crazy names, right? And why would you want to eat a wing with a hot sauce that has a Scoville level of 666,000? You already know it’s going to be bad just with all those sixes. Also, we can’t help but wonder how all these folks feel after completing this challenge. Hot food does not feel good coming back out, if you catch our drift. We know booties must be burning by the end. And Sean must have a stomach of steel to be eating those wings and sauce all the time.
Anyway, check out how Daniel handled the challenge. And make sure you watch till the end to get a bit of self-care advice.