If you haven’t heard….we are rockin’ in this weekend at the Kempton Pepper Jam. And we are about to bring down the house with ourSWEET & SPICYLOVE…. theBEST SPICY ICE CREAM EVER(and all for the BEST cause — fighting breast cancer — check out ourAVON 39 Walk to End Breast Cancerpage here!)
Spicy Baconator Ice Cream
Our dark chocolate spicy BACON ice cream is infused with heat, cinnamon and pecans – it is to die for….
Spicy Mango Lassi Ice Cream
A nod to the fabulous flavors of India. It is a fresh mango ice cream, dotted with bits of spicy dried mango, infused with tamarind, heat, and yogurt for the best mango ice cream in existence.
We’re offering a scoop at $2 and a pint at $5 and it’s all for charity (and tax deductible). This is on your bucket list, so come join us and the fun!
The KEMPTON PEPPER JAMis RIGHT AROUND THE CORNER! (Kempton, PA, Saturday and Sunday of Memorial Day Weekend) The countdown is ON, and you’ve gotta join us.
It is going to be a BLAST! Along with dozens of the best vendors in the bizz, FIRE-EATERS is HOSTING THREEOF THE BEST, MOST EPIC FOOD COMPETITIONS EVERHELD:
“Can’t Clip these Wings” All-You Can Eat BBQ Wing Challenge
Like to eat on the run? Find yourself done with dinner before everyone starts? We’ve got your event. We’re doing a BBQ Wing challenge to see who can eat the MOST wings in two minutes. Featuring tasty (not spicy) wings, we will be hosting a wing chow-down to end them all. So what makes this wing contest better than the rest? Unlike other contests that arbitrarily “judge” which bones are clean, we judge by WEIGHING the difference in your wing weight, fair and square…
The “Hotter than Hell” Pepper Challenge
Welcome to the Pepper Challenge from Hell. We at Fire-Eaters know pepper challenges, and this is competition will be the most insane heat challenge you’ve ever seen. Forget swallowing peppers whole, milk, sympathy and other b.s……we know the cheats competitors use, and we’ve REMOVED THEM ALL. This multiround pepper challenge will done in ascending order from habanero to hotter-than-hell reapers. Each round, contestants will chew up two peppers and wait five minutes, no milk, no sympathy…fast or slow, everyone suffers the heat. If more than one person happens to survive to the end, we have a death round….there can be only ONE.
The “Assault on Your Senses” Food Challenge
Ever watch Fear Factor and think “wimps“? Is hosting Bizarre Foods your dream job? Then come on down…we’re doing a five course dinner of the most disturbing, disgusting, and strange foods found on earth. From durian, an Asian fruit banned by law in public places, to lutefisk, a fish soaked in lye, to animal parts you never knew were “food,” you will experience the weirdest and most disconcerting foods we can find. This will be a complete blast, whether you come to participate or watch — do NOT miss this UNIQUEand DISTURBING challenge.
(4.26.15, Brooklyn, NY) – Rapid Fire Russ Todd and Deirdre “the Girl on Fire” Kamber Todd hit the fantastic scene at the 2015 NY Pepper Expo! We had a phenomenal time with Puckerbutt Pepper Co. guys, High River Sauces, Blair’s, Steve Seabury, Ed, John, the guys from Clifton Chili Club, the Guinness Book of World Records people and lots of other fantastic people and companies. Not only did we have a complete blast, but Rapid Fire took home his SECOND Guinness win for eating the most peppers in a minute. He took down 17 reapers for a grand total of 80 grams of hotter-than-hell Carolina Reapers! Check us out on the Youtube with the awesome guys from the Clifton Chilli Club here. (Be aware, it’s the whole day’s events! ;-D).
We had a blast at the Buffalo Wild Wings NY Expo wing qualifier! From a fantastic group (John, Alex, Stephanie and her brother, Will,and a host of others), we chowed down on a pile of the BIGGEST wings we’ve ever seen! We also had a fantastic group of ladies repping…finally! While I pulled out 28 wings, and Rapidfire an honorable 33 wings in the four round qualifier, we saw Will kill the competition in the last few minutes with over 50 wings. Unfortunately, we also saw Tim puke, but pull out an illegal, by our standards, second place (when John, by right, should have made it). Hopefully, we won’t have to watch Tim lose it at the Expo…or maybe he’ll actually be disqualified. Then again, probably not, judging from Ted Barrus’ non-disqualifying multicolored yawn last year after the Carolina Reaper challenge. Well, we’re looking forward to the Expo and seeing all of our awesome friends.
Thanks to Nancy Werteen and her crew at WFMZ, Fire-Eaters made the news! Check it out here. The program, focused on second marriages, examined how our exploits into fire-eating has improved our marriage. We couldn’t agree more. Competing, eating, feeding, traveling and writing has made this couple enjoy our mid-life crisis years to the hilt.
Ms. Werteen wanted to know what we do best. Aside from keepin’ it spicy, if you haven’t tried it yet, our dark chocolate spicy bacon and pecan ice cream is the BOMB! We’re going to bring some with us to the Kempton Pepper Jam, so check it out there!
On Reddit, there was a great (and terrible) story about a poor lady whose lunch was repeatedly stolen by a coworker. Everyday, her lunch was gone. Well, her husband did something about it….fire-eaters style. Check it out. Also, for a
bigger laugh, check out the COMMENTS that follow it!
Quaker Steak and Lube’s Triple Atomic Challenge has always been one of our favorite challenges, as the wings are both hot and tasty. Unfortunately, they also are available only in more remote areas of Pennsylvania, Ohio, NJ, and other states, so travel was always required. We’re glad to announce that Quaker Steak has opened in Philipsburg, NJ. So, if you haven’t checked it out, get out there and get on their “Wall of Flame.”
Steven King once commented in one of his novels, “every couple needs a differing amount of time to reach marital telepathy. Once that is accomplished, the power of the duo becomes the power of one.” Russ and I frequently blog about how pepper competitions contribute to the success of our relationship. Working together as a team and healthy competition are essential for a powerful romantic relationship. After all, what could be hotter than partnering with your spouse or partner to kick butt?…And what is better than besting your significant other every once in a while and showing your dominance? All told, being the Queen or the King of your domain, and viewing your significant other as your complementary Queen or King is a total rush; success is always sexy. Routinely engaging this way, moreover, couples develop positive habits together. This leads to so-called marital “telepathy,” that is, joint growth which leads couples to think and respond alike. (We often see this with parents who answer their children similarly. All too often, however, their telepathy ends with the graduation of children out of the household. These parents have maintained no other parallel bond between them, and they find themselves eventually as empty-nesters with little in common.)
So, I expound this way to tell a funny story. This Valentine’s Day, I found the perfect card for RapidFire Russ — it even plays music! I was so proud.
Russ and I exchanged Valentine’s Day cards and presents; he couldn’t wait to give me his card….
The moral of the story is whether it’s spicy food, racquetball, stamp-collecting, or raising baby alligators…whatever your interests are…make sure you maintain common pleasurable ground with your spouse or partner. It makes buying cards much easier. ;-D Happy Valentine’s Day, everyone!