Joel Embiid Was Going Through Hell After Completing ‘One Chip Challenge’
For those seeking the ultimate test of their spice tolerance, the One Chip Challenge stands as a formidable challenge. Created by the chip company Paqui, this intense snack features a single tortilla chip coated in the Carolina Reaper pepper, the world’s hottest pepper, according to the Guinness Book of World Records.
The One Chip Challenge quickly gained notoriety for its extreme spiciness, with participants reporting intense burning sensations, tears streaming down their faces, and even vomiting in some cases. It’s not for the faint of heart, but for those willing to push their limits, it offers a thrilling experience.
The chip’s high capsaicin content, the compound responsible for the sensation of heat, can cause a variety of unpleasant effects. The intense burning sensation starts in the mouth and spreads throughout the body, often accompanied by sweating, runny nose, and difficulty breathing.
Despite the challenges, the One Chip Challenge has become a popular social media phenomenon, with participants documenting their experiences and encouraging others to take on the dare. Videos of people struggling to finish the chip have amassed millions of views, showcasing the chip’s extreme spiciness and the reactions it evokes.
One of the challenge latest victims is reigning NBA MVP Joel Embiid. For Embiid, it almost looked like a near death experience, as he ended up crying on the floor.
They said the @paquichips #OneChipChallenge was hot, but for me, it was no sweat. Okay, maybe just a little sweat… Watch to find out who I challenge to take on the world’s hottest chip. ☠️ #ad pic.twitter.com/lgPaW18WUr
— Joel Embiid (@JoelEmbiid) September 13, 2019