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Visually, nothing to worry about with this chili. Maybe a pepper seed or two here and there, but from looks alone, the chili didn’t look spicy. First bite and the extract hit immediately. We’ve eaten enough extracts that the flavor (not great) and heat are noticeable right off the bat. Second bite and we were able to get a bit of the peppers that were mentioned. We were expecting the heat to rise and build, but it tapered off a bit. Forehead beginning to sweat and nose beginning to run, the heat of the chili is definitely pretty high. Adding crackers may have helped remove some of the spicy bite, but the heat that is in this dish started to weaken with each bite. We’ve heard of others that eat this dish and it’s extremely hot, so we’re wondering if we got a weaker batch. After all it’s just a tiny cup. No mouth-breathing, but definitely a nose-dripper, we’re placing the Hellfire Chili at #13 on our list.
The Pure Evil Wings were next on the list. We offset them a bit with a few Bourbon Barrel wings to make sure the chili had worn off. Picking one up, it was already a bit of an enigma. We had expected the wings to be wet with the Pure Evil Sauce, but they were mostly dry, almost like it was just a rub. A bit nervous I bit into the first one. Yep, immediately hot. The dryness makes these wings out to be almost entirely pepper powder that is added. Just guessing, we’d say that it’s a similar mixture to what is in the Hellfire Chili with Reapers, Scorpions and Ghosts. Not a ton of flavor but the peppers used knocked me back a bit. Two wings in and I was mouth-breathing. Not the cool like, yeah I got this, but the gross, lower jaw out, mid-bite breaths.
All five wings down and 15 tissues later, I looked at the plate and sat back impressed. I was not expecting that level of heat (especially after the chili was less hot than expected), but these wings knocked me out a bit. The crispiness of the skin and the dryness of the sauce didn’t allow for vinegar or anything else to subdue the heat, so I was left to just sit there and take it.
All things considered, this is a top 10 spiciest dish in Columbus. It comes around once a year, but when it does we definitely recommend the wings. The burger might be good to, but we’ll not know until next year. That in mind, we’re placing the Pure Evil wings at #7 on our list. Not tear-inducing, but this is the grossest my nose has been in a while.
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