How Hot Is Buffalo Wild Wings Carolina Reaper Sauce

two million Scoville units

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Josh, Blazin Wing Challenge Survivor 2016: You just gotta start mowing through them. You dont get to chew, you dont get to really, you know, take your time with it. You just got to get that meat off and swallow it. I think you should watch Furious Pete.

During the challenge, you cant drink ANYTHING. No dipping sauces or napkins are allowed. You can only remove the meat with your mouth.

In 2013, Furious Pete finished the challenge in 31 seconds. People have been attempting the Blazin challenge for years. Its especially popular on YouTube. Many people try multiple times. It took JP from Hellthy Junk Food FOUR tries.

Josh, Blazin Wing Challenge Survivor 2016: Hey friends, my name is Josh, also known as Hoshnasi here on the Youtubes. I have tried, attempted, and completed the Buffalo Wild Wings Blazin Wing challenge exactly one time. I probably wont do it again.

Well, they definitely deliver in that department. After just one wing, you certainly feel the burn. After two, your mouth is on fire (if not before that). And three takes you on a direct path into the inferno. But there is still some good flavor there from the sauce, chicken, and breading, so it is not all pain and you find yourself grabbing yet another wing (at least I do). These are not for the meek, though, and may send even some chiliheads running for the fire extinguisher (or a tall glass of milk). But six is definitely doable, especially if you have celery, blue cheese, fries, and/or a drink close by to break up the heat (and I highly recommend their queso as an excellent appetizer and a good dairy product to offset the burn of the sauce).

BWW currently has a Blazin’ challenge that the more daring chilihead might want to try. You have to eat ten bone-in Blazin’ wings in five minutes with no drinks or sides. I haven’t tried it yet, and I’m not certain I will. If it was boneless wings I might. But the bone-in wings assure you will get plenty of the sauce on your face and hands, amplifying the pain. Not certain that is worth it just to get a thousand Blazin’ Rewards post (good for about one entre or appetizer). I’m not in it for the pain, I’m in it to enjoy the heat. So I will just take my time and revel in the wonderful burn delivered by these Carolina Reaper Blazin’ Wings.

And among the chains, BWW has remained at the top as far as their spiciest wings and I don’t see that changing anytime soon. For the longest time, their Blazin’ Sauce was their hottest and it was a favorite of mine. They amped that up with ghost chilis for a while, and now they have taken that to an even higher level by adding Carolina Reapers. I just recently took advantage of their six boneless wing bundle (comes with fries for only $7.49) and got all six wings with the latest and hottest version of the Blazin’ sauce. (I may have already tried it earlier in the year, but I can’t remember if that was the ghost chili version or if they had added the Reaper already.)

I first went to Buffalo Wild Wings before they had become a major chain, eating at the original location near Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio. At that time they served mostly just wings and beer and the electronic trivia game you could participate in was one of their big draws. They have since expanded and become more of a casual dining location, though they have not forgotten their roots and still put out some of the best wings out there. The $7.49 boneless wing deal is a darn good value, and if you don’t want to go all the way to the highest heat level then try the Wild or Nashville Hot or Mango Habanero. All three deliver good heat and good taste as well. (The Caribbean Jerk is quite tasty as well, but it is more towards medium heat).

For some reason, I have mostly neglected chicken wings on this site so far, probably because I have been focused on sampling the many spicy chicken sandwiches out there (watch for a ranking of those soon). But I will be turning my attention to the world of wings in the coming weeks, and when it comes to the chain restaurants that focus on those spicy chicken parts, Buffalo Wild Wings remains my favorite (though Wingstop is a close second). They serve up some damn good wings, both bone-in and boneless, with plenty of sauces to choose from, and their menu has quite a number of offerings beyond that.


Are the Carolina Reaper wings from Buffalo Wild Wings?

Their Blazin’ Challenge involves eating 12 of their spiciest wings in just 6 minutes. You need to sign a waiver before attempting this spicy challenge. At 350,000 Scoville units, the Blazin’ sauce is 60 times hotter than jalepeño peppers.

How many Scoville units is the Blazin sauce at Buffalo Wild Wings?


Buffalo Wild Wings’ approximately 350,000 Scoville-unit scorcher will give you bubble guts just from huffing it. Obviously, this sauce isn’t one that you’d casually consume.

What is the spiciest wing at Buffalo Wild Wings?

Made with real Carolina Reaper peppers, it’s the hottest thing you’ll do all year. Think you have what it takes to take on the Blazin’ Challenge®? Crush 10 of the NEW Blazin’® Carolina Reaper wings in 5 minutes or less and go down in heat history.

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