I recently had the misfortune of trying the Death Wings Challenge at Lindy’s at Redline Sports Grill. The challenge requires that you eat one dozen of their Death Wings in under 20 minutes with no sauce, drinks, or anything besides the wings and then keep the wings down without eating or drinking anything else for another 10 minutes. If you manage to succeed, you are rewarded with free wings….
When I arrived, there had only been two people to succeed at this challenge so it sounded like a good idea to try it. Three of my friends decided to take on the challenge with me. You will have to check out the video to see the results!
I will tell you that this is a very tough wing challenge and newbys should not even attempt this challenge. I am rating the sauce a 9 out of 10 on the heat scale! I was told that the sauce is a combination of multiple sauces and peppers with some powder and two different extracts. One of the hardest parts about this challenge was the sheer volume of sauce, these wings had a thick layer of hot sauce caked on them!
The worst part about this attempt was the aftermath. You probably noticed that I was walking around a lot in the video, that was because my stomach was going crazy. As a matter of fact my stomach continued to rebel against me the whole night. It felt like the sauce was burning a whole through the wall of my digestive system if I laid in one spot for too long!
If you feel like you are extra rugged and have easily eaten the hottest wings at any restaurant that you have
visited, then come to Tucson and give this wing challenge a try! Actually, make sure you let me know that you are going and I may stop by to watch! If I don’t join you, make sure you record your attempt and send it to me, I would be happy to watch it and possibly post it!
Rippin Red’ Hot Wing Sauce is not your ordinary buffalo wing sauce. Sure, the sauce still has that buffalo wing sauce flavor in the background, but this sauce has a very rich buttery parmesan cheese flavor in the front. The flavor of this hot wing sauce is quite good and the sauce is lacking in heat. Even in the hot version of the sauce, it was not very spicy. If you can’t handle spicy sauce, this is a great choice for your wings. I am rating the heat of the hot version of this wing sauce a 3 out of 10 on the heat scale.
We visited Thunder Canyon Brewery in Tucson, Arizona to try their hottest wings, Natural Disaster hot wings. This hot wing sauce has a pretty decent flavor, thick texture and a good amount of heat. The wings were almost as spicy as the XXX Atomic wings at Quaker Steak and Lube. If you like spicy wings, these are definately worth a sample. I am rating the heat of these wings a 7 out of 10 on the heat scale.
Mike: The new Triple Atomic wings from Quaker Steak and Lube are now the hottest wings available here. These hot wings have a decent tradional buffalo wing flavor even though they have extract. I have heard many horror stories about the regular atomic wings and I thought that these would be a little bit of a challenge. The hottest wings at Quaker Steak and Lube were not as sinister as people had made them out to be in the stories. Don’t get me wrong, these wings definitely have some heat, but if you can handle the heat of a Habanero, you will be able to handle these hot wings.
Josh: The taste of these wings was not too bad, atleast the little bit I could taste. These wings had a lot of heat, but I think that I could have finished the half dozen if I had gone faster, so I want to try again. I am rating these wings a 10 out of 10 on the heat scale.
Mike: I visited some friends in Austin Texas recently and they offered to try the hottest wings in Austin Texas with me. We went to Plucker’s Wing Bar and got the “Fire in the Hole” wings. We had to take the wings home to film the video since there was no quiet place to the bar to film. The wings had a good buffalo style wing sauce flavor and a fair amount of heat. I am rating the “Fire in the Hole” hot wings a 5 out of 10 on the heat scale.
Mike: I had tried the Nuclear Wings at Alliger’s House of Wings once when I was in college and remembered seeming a little hotter then. The wings were quite spicy and would be a VERY tough challenge for someone who does not eat much spicy food, but I didn’t think the hot wings were too spicy. The flavor of the sauce is similar to a typical Buffalo style wing sauce with extra heat. I am rating the heat of these Buffalo wings a 5 out of 10. These wings were slightly less spicy than the hottest wings at Buffalo Wild Wings, although the wings were close enough to fit in the same heat rating.
Josh: When thinking about my trip back home, I was dreading this wing challenge a little bit. The wings were definitely hot, but not unbearable. I was able to finish all of my wings fairly easily. I would definitely put these wings in the same heat category with Buffalo Wild Wings’ hottest wings, although the taste of the sauce was very different. I am rating the heat of these wings a 7 out of 10 on the heat scale.
Josh’s friends handled these wings fairly well. That is why we decided to have them try a Habanero Pepper. If you have not seen that video yet, it is a little further down the page and its a good video. The post is titled, “Fun at the Cabin”.
When Carrie and I were traveling last week we visited Pic-a-Lilli Pub in Atlantic City, NJ. This was the place advertised as having the hottest wings in the city. When we asked the bartender if the wings were very hot, he told us that most people who order the wings are lucky if they can finish two! He told me that he would be very impressed if I was able to eat six, so Carrie and I ordered a dozen to share.
When the wings came out you could see piles (literally) of cayenne pepper powder on top. The first bite tasted very similar to your typical buffalo wing sauce. As we ate the wings, they seemed quite dry due to all of the cayenne powder on top. Carrie and I each ate our six wings with ease. The bartender could not believe that Carrie ate all six.
I told the bartender that the wings tasted as if they had a spicy buffalo wing sauce and then piles of cayenne pepper powder were dumped on top. He said that is basically all they do. The wings were spicy, but nothing scary. I would not go out of my way to eat these wings if you are looking for really spicy. You can recreate the wings for yourself by ordering hot buffalo wings and dumping approximately half a container of cayenne pepper powder on top of the wings. I am rating these wings a 5 out of 10 on the heat scale.
Mike: The hottest wings at Buffalo Wild Wings are the Blazzin’ wings. The Blazzin wing hot sauce tastes similar to your traditional wing sauce with some additional heat and some extra touches of black pepper and habanero pepper flavor. I thought the flavor of the hot wing sauce was pretty good. Although these wings had more heat than your average buffalo wings, the heat was no where near unbearable, I actually had more of the sauce on some celery after filming. On the other hand, the sauce did not agree with our digestive systems! Carrie and I both felt uncomfortable when going to bed due to the activity in our systems. I have definitely had hotter wings than this that did not disturb my system as much as these. I am rating these wings a 6 out of 10 on the heat scale.
Josh: Coming into the wing challenge at Buffalo Wild Wings I didn’t expect them to be too hot, until the waitress questioned our order twice. I soon became nervous about the wings and was concerned because the waitress said that the wings were hot and most people did not like the flavor. The first two wings were far less challenging then many of the hot sauces I have tried. Then, once I ate my third wing, the heat began to set in. It became much more of a challenge as I worked through the remainder of the six wings. I thought the flavor was excellent, but I was a little disappointed in the heat after the way the waitress hyped it up. I am rating these wings a 7 out of 10 on the heat scale.
Mike: The Hooter’s 911 hot wings had good flavor. The wings were not hot at all though, considering these wings were supposed to be hotter than the normal hot wings. I am rating these wings a 3 out of 10 on the heat scale.
Josh: Going into this trial, I imagined that Hooters’ hottest wings would be almost unbearable for me. The wings definitely were not as hot as I had expected, although I did struggle a little bit to finish all five. The flavor of the wings was pretty good until we added the extra sauce. I am rating the wings a 4 out of 10 on the heat scale.
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