is on for chilli-eating champion at Burnham-On-Sea Food Festival
will quite literally be the hottest place in Somerset on Saturday
28th September when the town's Food & Drink Festival holds
its first chilli-eating competition!
'Great Burnham Burn Off' is a new free-to-enter contest where
competitors will be encouraged to go head-to-head to discover
who can take the heat.
will be hosted by The Clifton Chilli Club, who are working with
'local food hero' winners The Chillees to find the hottest chillis
on the planet.
Festival Director Beverley Milner Simonds said: "If you haven't
seen a chilli-eating competition live before then we really recommend
being at the junction of Victoria Street and College Street junction
at 3.30pm. Competitors can either sign up now via Facebook or
with the organisers on the day."
Dave, from the Clifton Chilli Club, added: "We have organised
chilli eating competitions all over the UK and Europe. The end
of September is the perfect time to hold a contest as this season's
chillies will be at their peak. We are looking forward to bringing
the pick of the crop to Burnham-On-Sea and seeing if Somerset
can stand the heat!"
festival offers several opportunities to try something new, with
food as varied as Caribbean jerk chicken, deep south style pulled
pork, wood-fired pizza and lots of chilli products!
Entry to the festival will be free and venues will open at 9am
and include Somerset Skills & Learning, Baptist Church, Princess
Theatre and Burnham Methodist Church.