Temperatures will rise in the Jewellery Quarter this weekend when a contest is held to find out who can take the fiercest chilli hit.
The Rebel Chicken, a recently-opened rotisserie chicken restaurant, cocktail bar and beer garden, hosts a competition on Sunday August 12 called the King O’ The Wings Challenge when customers will put their taste buds to the test to see far they can reach up the Scoville Scale.
Spice levels will climb from the run-of-the-mill hot wing to chicken drenched in Ghost Chilli and California Reaper sauce, with each round reaching higher and higher up the Scoville Scale.
Some sauces hit around 9 million – to put that into perspective, a humble jalapeno hits around 2,500.
Those who withstand the heat and beat the rest are crowned King O’ The Wings, winning a prize of £50 and a T-shirt.
There are two first place prizes up for grabs, with runners up bagging themselves a T-shirt.
The contest will take place in the venue’s beer garden.
Guests can reserve a spot for £12 by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Entrants arrive at 2pm for their gloves, bibs and to sign a disclaimer form before the competition starts at 3pm.
The Rebel Chicken
Pitsford Street, Jewellery Quarter, Birmingham, B18 6LJ. 0121 554 0177.
Thanks to Jack Spicer-Adams for the images.