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Atomic Hot Wing Challenge at Quaker Steak and Lube

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I know how you guys love wing challenges so I figured it was time to throw out another classic Man v. Food hot wing challenge, although in this case I may be a little late. I’m not sure if this challenge even exists anymore as the website for Quaker Steak and Lube now lists an even hotter wing sauce in their Triple Atomic Sauce which is supposedly 500,000 Scoville units where as the Atomic Sauce is only 150,000 Scoville units. I’ve also run into some conflicting reports regarding the rules of this challenge so please make sure to check with your server before you attempt this and if anyone has been there recently and knows if the challenge or rules have changed, please let us know so I can update this post.

While you’re not allowed to drink anything during the challenge, I would bring an insulated drink tumbler full of cold milk for afterwards. These wings are extremely hot!

Eat the Heat Atomic Hot Wing Challenge

  • Eat 6 Atomic Wings

Food Challenge Rules/Prizes

  • 1 Person
  • Time Limit: None
  • Prize: Name on the Wall of Fame & a Free bumper sticker
  • Rules: Nothing to drink while taking the challenge, must sign a waiver


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  • The six wings for this “Eat Heat” challenge are very spicy, but not unreasonably hot. The flavor is good, bordering on a bit too sweet for a barbecue-type sauce. The biggest problem is the actual wing temperature; they come to the table pretty much straight from the deep fryer, so it might be best to wait 5-10 minutes for them to cool down or you might actually burn your mouth. You don’t have to sign a waiver (at least we didn’t when my friends and I did the challenge yesterday), but you do have to wear the supplied gloves while eating the wings. You do not get a bumper sticker – you get a t-shirt and you do have to pay for it. Whether your name goes up on the wall is up for debate; the location we went to hasn’t updated their lists in about a year (I’d think that more people have done the challenge than are actually listed).


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