The 11th Annual NC Hot Sauce Pepper Eating Contest
Will be held at 1:00 pm on Main Street in front of
Oxford Baptist Church
What would a hot sauce contest be without a Hot Chile Pepper eating contest? Can you take the heat? If so, sign up for a chance to win fabulous prizes — all for stomaching a few of the world's hottest chile peppers!
The hotness of chilies is based on Scoville Heat Units. In 1912, Wilbur Scoville, a chemist by profession, developed a method to measure the heat level of chile peppers. The test is named after him, known as the "Scoville Organoleptic Test.
The substance that makes a chile so hot is called Capsaicin. Pure Capsaicin is rated somewhere between 15,000,000-16,000,000 Scoville heat units. To put Scoville heat units (SU) in a better prospective, a jalapeno is rated 2,500-8,000 Scoville heat units compared to a Habanero which is rated 100,000-325,000 Scoville heat units.
Do you think you can handle the heat? If so, fill out the attached application, turn it in (email it firstname.lastname@example.org) or mail it to The Hub on Main 100 Main St Oxford, NC 27565 with your entry fee of $20.00 (Make Checks out to: Bailey Farms) and compete in the NC Hot Sauce Contest Hot Pepper Eating Contest! All proceeds will go to Miles for Hope. http:www.milesforhope.org/
NC Hot Sauce Contest Hot Pepper Eating Contest!
Rules and Regulations
· Round 1: Each contestant will start out with a Large Cayenne Pepper (Long Hots) (500-2,500 SU). You must eat all but the cap of the
Cayenne in order to advance to the next round.
· Round 2: The Red Fresno (4,000-5,500 SU). You must eat all but the cap of the Red Fresno in order to advance to the next round.
· Round 3: The Jalepeno (2,500-5,000 SU). You must eat all but the cap of the Jalapeno in order to advance to the next round.
· Round 4: The Serrano Chile (5,000-10,000 SU). You must eat all but the cap of the Serrano in order to advance to the next round.
· Round 5: The Orange Habenero (100,000-300,000 SU). You must eat the entire chile except the cap in order to finish the contest.
· If there is not a winner after round 5 (five), the contest will continue with additional Habeneros until the last contestant is standing.
· Contestants are disqualified if they cannot perform the instructed actions described above or if they raise their white flag at the eating table.
· Contestants unable to keep the chilies down will be disqualified.
· Each contestant is permitted only 1 bottle of water for the contest. No other food or drink is allowed on stage.
Pepper Eating Contestant Entry Form