SA National Chilli Eating Competition 2022

SOUTH AFRICA'S BEST BATTLING OUT

What happened on the day, can only be described as rounds of pure pain! It started with Jalapeño but quickly worked up through the scovilles to Ghosts, Reapers and more Reapers. This chilli eating competition was truly one for the books! The competition was open to all the regional winners in South Africa, and the challengers did not disappoint right up to the end.

We want to thank our sponsors, suppliers, team, (chilli)friends and family for making this year's SA National Chilli Eating Competition a great success! The top 4 contestants were absolute machines, and we cannot wait to see them back at the NATIONALS in 2023!

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However small or big of a contribution, all chilli based sponsors are welcome. Please contact us if you wish to be added to the list of sponsors for future events.

If you would like to sell your pepper products at the next festival, contact us so that we can add you to the list of vendors. Terms and Conditions will apply.

Once the next festival is announced, you need to submit your prequalifying video entry on our Facebook page. You would need to take a video of yourself eating the hottest pepper you can get your hands on (1 miliion SHU mimimum).

Contact us if you wish to be listed as a contender for the next event.  You will receive an email notification to when to submit your entry.

Congratulations to Gary Concar on the 2022 National Chilli Eating Champion win! He proofed why he is on top of the Capsaicin totem pole! All the contestants were absolute machines, and we cannot wait to see them back at the NATIONALS in 2023!

  1. Jalapeño (3000 – 8000 SHU)
  2. Golden Cayenne (30 000 – 50 000 SHU)
  3. Mustard Habanero (100 000 – 350 000 SHU)
  4. Chocolate Habanero (500 000 SHU)
  5. Bhut Jolokia Red (1 000 000+ SHU)
  6. Mustard Moruga Brains x Gator Jigsaw (1 300 000 SHU)
  7. Carolina Reaper Chocolate (1 500 000 – 2 200 000 SHU)
  8. Trinidad Moruga Scorpion Yellow (1 200 000 SHU)
  9. Carolina Reaper Red (1 500 000 – 2 200 000 SHU)
  10. Bhutlah SM Choc (2 000 000 SHU)
  11. Sudden Death – Trinidad Moruga Scorpion Yellow (1 200 000 SHU)
  12. Speed Round (2 000 000+ SHU)
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