The Fallout Burger: the chili monster so hot you need protection to touch it
To all chili lovers: do you consider yourself as a bit of a dare-devil? Have you ever watched "Man Vs Food" thinking: "I could do that"? Would you go the extra mile to show the world (or just your friends) just how much you appreciate the thrill of choking on the amount of pimento you've just ingested? If the answer to all the above is yes, you might want to check out the Atomic Burger restaurant in Bristol.
Owners Martin Bunce and James Reilly have just come up with a new burger so hot you must wear protective gloves before going anywhere near it. Made with the world's most powerful chillies, the Naga Bhut Jolokia (aka the "Ghost Chili") and the Scotch Bonnet, the Fallout Burger also features three beef burgers, salad, half a kilo of cheese, and two huge deep fried pizzas trying to contain the explosive mix. And if that wasn't enough, it's all served with an incredibly large portion of chili fries as a side dish.
The Fallout Burger costs £25, but to enjoy this delicacy (or depravity, as you prefer) you must sign a disclaimer first, and prove you're over 18 years old. You can also enter a contest - called the "Fallout Challenge" - in which if you manage to gulp down the monster in less than 60 minutes, you'll be rewarded with a special t-shirt in addition of having your name mounted on the restaurant's "Wall of Flame".
Martin Bunce declared in regards: “What makes our challenge different is that it’s not only hot but it’s too big too. I'm quite a chilli head, I enjoy extreme heat but even I only just manage to complete it. Some people take one bite and refuse to take anymore.”
For some strange reason, the name of Gaby Scanlon comes to mind... you know, the 18 years old girl who recently lost part of her stomach after ingesting a trendy cocktail prepared with liquid nitrogen. Or Edward Archbold, the guy who passed away straight after winning a roach-eating contest in South Florida. Are we going a bit too far with these extreme food-related practices?