VIDEO: Three Stupid Reporters Eat One of the Nation's Spiciest Burgers


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Courtesy Slater's 50/50

Michelle introduced us to the monstrosity that is Slater's 50/50's "50 Alarm Burger" last week. It was heralded by the infamous mini-chain as a burger so hot you need to wear gloves and sign a liability waiver to eat it. The burger consists of a fire beef patty with sliced jalapenos, three-alarm Colby Jack cheese, beer battered habanero peppers and ghost chili bacon spread on a brioche bun. Yeah.

So we here at the Weekly wondered just how spicy this beast is. Well, we tried it and instead of writing about it, we decided to film it so you could see our reaction. Three of us were up for the challenge: Calendar Editor Erin DeWitt, Managing Editor Nick Schou and myself. 

As a point of reference, I just barely learned how to stomach Flamin' Hot Cheetos and on the other side of the spicy spectrum, Nick says he has the ghost chili immunity gene and eats ghost chili tacos from Taco Asylum in Costa Mesa on a weekly basis (and adds their ghost chili hot sauce on top).

When we went, there were no gloves and no liability waiver. It does make it sound intimidating though.

Is it really that bad? Press play to find out. 


Part One: The Girls



Part Two: The Guy



When we were done eating, we sat there in a collective silence as we suppressed the urge to vomit and dreaded what was to come in a few hours...


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Location Info

Slater's 50/50

8082 Adams Ave., Huntington Beach, CA

Category: Restaurant

Slater's 50/50 Burger By Design

6362 E. Santa Ana Canyon Rd., Anaheim, CA

Category: Restaurant


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tomtom2012
tomtom2012

The blonde girl got it right.  She ate her burger with a milkshake.  Helped keep the heat down some.

ricardo.luna
ricardo.luna

Wow, to think we have Little Bitty Burger Barn's Charlie's Five Alarm Fire Burger, as seen on the The Food Network's Meat & Potatoes, Meat with Heat Segment.  I think we need to have a "throw down" as to who's burger is hotter, I thinks LBBB in Houston will win, no doubt!....

qdpsteve
qdpsteve

So folks: how long was the burn after eating? While I'm sure the experience was, er,  sensational, I've personally found it rare to find/eat anything spicy enough to keep the heat going at a serious rate anywhere after about two minutes. If a single bite of the 50-Alarm was still significantly burning my mouth after four or five minutes, I admit that I'd be creeped out.

TheRefriedMexican
TheRefriedMexican

The brunette girl sure is a sloppy eater. How many times do food bits dribble off her mouth onto her chin and lips? She should consider porn lol

JGlanton
JGlanton topcommenter

You girls are really cute!

20ftjesus
20ftjesus topcommenter

Jesus!  I hate seefood so learn to eat with your mouth closed.

PalmalaHanderson
PalmalaHanderson

Oh and Nick, didn't your Mom tell you not to wear a hat at the table?

shit
shit

what goes in must come out....

erinadewitt
erinadewitt

 @qdpsteve There was significant burning after a good 15-20 minutes....yes, creepy.

TheRefriedMexican
TheRefriedMexican

@shit That's the true measuring stick of how spicy a food is. If it burns your anus the next day.

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