It’s been a while since we took on our last food challenge but then Meet Burger over in Loughborough got in touch to tell us about their Warrior Wednesdays which they run every week. There’s not 1 challenge here, they have 3, and we’ll be taking each one of them on in turn.
Our spice lover Tim was first up to tackle The Reaper, which is so hot that you have to sign a waiver before you’re allowed to start eating. Serious stuff.
CHALLENGE: The Reaper
WHERE: Meet Burger, Loughborough
INFO: Using 3 of the hottest chillies in the world they’ve created 3 burgers, each one hotter than the one before. Glued together with chilli mayo, chilly coleslaw and served with chilli fries.
RESTRICTIONS: Over 18s only
PRIZE: Glory, a free drink and entered into a draw to win £100
So how did Tim get on?
Meet Burger’s Reaper challenge is definitely not one for the faint hearted, but if you seriously love your heat then it’s well worth the trip. With some much appreciated encouragement from head chef Lee and his team I managed to emerge victorious. It’s not going to be one for your average ‘chilli lover’ because it’s seriously hot and it’s certainly a generous few plates of food.
With such huge portions I barely managed to find the room for it all, I don’t think I’ll need to eat for a week!
It’s not just about the burn though, it’s an incredibly tasty burger underneath all the heat and there’s so much love and thought that obviously into their food that it’s worth the journey even if you’re just looking for a night with a great burger (the regular menu is pretty great, you don’t HAVE to do a challenge).
I can’t believe I actually managed to finish it. I’m stille exhausted from trying to digest it all.
Oh, and if you manage to finish it and become a warrior (like Tim!) then you get a free drink. We recommend a glass of milk!
The Reaper is one of 3 challenges on Warrior Wednesdays at Meet Burger in Loughborough.
Full info can be found on the Meet Burger website alongside their menu which contains plenty of tasty normal meal sized burgers which are all served in the restaurant’s super stylish setting!
Look out for our big eaters taking on the next 2 challenges very soon!