NOUGAT TO BE KIDDING ME! – Thoughts from a Chilli Challenger!

3 March 2023 - Written By

Cem ‘Caliente’ Dervish


My name is Cem pronounced like Gem. I have been growing chillies for a number of years and enjoy all thing spicy. I just love doing challenges, as it’s a personal battle to succeed and beat personal bests. Other than my love for spice, I enjoy eating challenges too. If there is a speed eating contest I’m there. I also write blogs for the League of Fire, taking people through my challenge journey.

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I recently took on the world’s spiciest nougat challenge and let me tell you, “NOUGAT TO BE KIDDING ME!”

The combination of crushed toasted almonds and sweet glace cherries mixed with a blend of the hottest chilli powders including the Bhut Jolokia, blistering scorpion pepper and the Scorching Carolina Reaper pepper was both terrifying and intriguing at the same time.

As I took my first bite, the heat was instant and intense, with an undertone of the Carolina Reaper pepper. The toasted almonds were an amazing addition, and the glace cherries provided a refreshing sweetness that came through amidst the heat. The peppers’ heat intensified almost immediately, but it did not mask the taste of the other ingredients.

The 4-minute after-burn was a unique experience that allowed the heat to increase gradually and give me a full mouth burn. The heat slowly dissipated towards the end of the time, leaving a lingering warmth in my mouth. I would rate the heat level as a 3 out of 10 for a semi-competitive challenger.

Overall, I would highly recommend this challenge to all levels of heat lovers. The combination of sweet and spicy flavours was an exciting and unforgettable experience that left me wanting more. NOUGAT TO BE KIDDING ME!, was one of the best challenges I’ve taken on!