How To Burn Your Mouth Off, or DIY Doritos Roulette [VIDEO]
Are you ready to take a gamble? Doritos Roulette is making waves in Canada with a game and your favorite snack rolled into one (sorry to break it to U.S. citizens, but these chips aren't available here yet). Small bags of the chips are currently selling on eBay from $2.50 to more than $70 for a four-pack.
Obviously they're in demand. And after we heard one of our local DJs talking about them, we decided we had to try them. So we pushed up our sleeves and got to work.
What is Doritos Roulette?
It's a game + your closest friends + your favorite cheesy chip combined. You and your friends take turns pulling chips out and eating them.
While all the chips look and smell the same, there are a handful of "special" chips in each bag that are doused with insanely spicy powder. Make sure to have your favorite spice cure close by.
Our DIY Version:
Because Doritos hasn't released when (or if) they'll be available in the continental U.S., we took matters into our own hands. Tracie Perkins, news director for KOWB 1290AM , gathered a group of fun-seekers who were interested in seeing what the hype was about.
To DIY their chips, she reached for the spiciest stuff in her cabinet: brushing on a little ghost pepper hot sauce and then baking them briefly (The specific sauce used was close to 650,000 Scoville Heat Units. That’s nearly 130 times hotter than a jalapeño). Best part? You literally couldn't tell the difference in chips with sauce or without.
Crazy Hot Results
Was this on the spicy side? No. It was beyond spicy. This was the trial run for a challenge we're hosting for local offices. There's no use in baking a chip if you aren't going to taste it, eh?
What starts out as Tracie not being sure she got a spicy chip, quickly turns into a wicked burn, and progresses to an intense spice that lasts for 20 minutes. We doubt that Doritos would have produced as spicy of a chip, but you know what they say--Go big, or go home.
Just think of us, standing in a circle, laughing maniacally and rubbing our hands together. Yes. This will work.
Stay tuned for Part 2: DIY Roulette At An Office Near You.