After Burner wings from Wings Over are HOT — you’ve heard the daunting tales from your friends. When I asked mine about their experiences, I got these responses:
“The name ‘After Burner’ is a light statement. I did not have enough toilet paper.”
“It was a challenge to pride more than anything else, but it’s not enjoyable to eat.”
“It’s painful, but good pain. Definitely a task to eat.”
“I enjoyed it. The bleu cheese definitely made it manageable. I was sick of having Jet Fuel all the time.”
According to Wings Over’s website, they “searched the globe for heat AND flavor.” After Burner is “a super hot sauce that will make you want to eat more of it.” Well, at least to me, they certainly got that first part right. Read on to find out the nine stages of the quest to feel the After Burn.
Stage 1: When you decide to order the wings
We’re doing this. We’re really doing this. I am a brave human being who can handle this challenge.
Stage 2: When your friend disagrees with your dietary choices
Let me live my daredevil life! If I want to burn my taste buds off, I will!
Stage 3: When the wings arrive
Everybody stay calm! Everybody stay calm! STAY F***ING CALM!
Stage 4: When you sit down, ready to demolish them
I am completely mentally and physically prepared for this… I hope.
Stage 5: When you go balls to the wall and eat them without bleu cheese or ranch dressing
Who needs dipping sauce to cover up the heat? Not me.
Stage 6: When the sauce accidentally gets on your lips
Abort mission! Retreat! My mouth is on fire!
Stage 7: When you try to stop the burn but the pain doesn’t go away
I just need relief. Give me the milk!
Stage 8: When tears are streaming down your face but you keep eating
Must… keep… going…
Stage 9: When you finally finish the wings
Your mouth burns and you’re covered in sweat, but you did it.