Miscellaneous spicy challenge links

  • The New Yorker has a long article about the quest to grow the spiciest pepper in the world and have it certified with that status. (The conflict between marketing hype and factual accuracy might be familiar to followers of competitive eating.)
  • Nightline segment from yesterday where Darren Rovell samples the Carolina Reaper pepper mentioned in the New Yorker article.
  • Quartz article about the owner of Sriracha Hot Sauce
  • New Yorker blog entry about Irwindale, CA’s claim that the odors from Sriracha’s factory are a violation of the municipal code.
  • Atomic Fireball Extract Chubby Bunny Duel between Aaron Wakamatsu and Stephanie Torres


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