Q: Hi Dave,
Is there any way to prepare for a habanero eating competition? And what is the record number eaten? Thanks for a wonderfully informative site.
A: Hello Laurie:
Some people drink heavy cream beforehand, hoping that it will kill any burn in the stomach. It’s best not to eat hot chiles on an empty stomach. As far as the record goes, who keeps track of such things? I don’t. Usually, the chiles are eaten within some time limit, like two or three minutes.