What's the challenge?
To eat something very spicy for the first time.
What are you afraid of?
Dying, if that's even possible, or lots of pain.
How was the experience?
I've been told by Mexican friend that nothing is spicy enough in this country and that I shouldn't be fooled when people put the word "spicy" before any dish on the menu. Taking that into account, I went to Trader Joe's and bough the spiciest jalapeño peppers I could find. Luckily for me, there was an empanada stand right outside @NuchasNYC. I ordered the two "spicy" empanadas they had, tried them out and agreed with my Mexican friend, from 1 to 10, they were a 3. In that case, I added some of their spicy sauce that took it to a 5 and on top of that I added a chunk of my jalapeño. I literally thought I could die from that or burn non-stop for the whole day. After a few attempts, I bit into it and started to feel the burn, first in my mouth then in my throat as I started to swallow the empanada. There was pain, some tears, almost vomit, but the milk made it all better immediately. I'm now ready to go to Mexico!