Marc crowned Burnham's chilli-eating winner for a second time!
chill lover Marc Brion was crowned the winner of an incredible
chilli-eating competition in Burnham-On-Sea on Saturday.
The contest, called The Great Burnham Burn-Off, took place during
the fifth Burnham-On-Sea Food & Drink Festival, and was run
by Clifton Chilli Club.
Different chillies of ever-increasing heat were eaten by the
brave participants, watched by a large audience in College Street.
and the runner-up Chris Williams both ate the Caroline Reaper
chilli, with a strength of 1.56million Scoville, trigging an sped
round where Marc was judged the winner.
Marc told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "I'm quite proud to have won
for a second time, having won the previous contest. It was really
tough - the strongest chilli gets you in the gut. It felt as though
I had a volcano in my stomach!"
This year, the chilli-eating contest had a warm up its
little brother The Hot Wings Challenge, which was won by Martin
Palmer. It saw 12 hot wings and 10 competitors doing battle where
the fastest to eat the spicy chicken to the bare bones won! The
hot wings were prepared by Passion & Soul BBQ.
Pictured: Top, winner Marc Brion, with runner-up Chris and
the organisers of the competition
The chilli eating contest getting underway in Burnham
Milk at the ready to sooth the participants' mouths
A large crowd gathered to watch the competitions
The Hot Wings winner Martin Palmer with the organisers and MP