Alright, let me just start off by saying that I do not handle spicy foods well.
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I used to think that I did, but then I tried sushi infused with Satan's Blood (which is basically an 800,000 Scoville kick to the throat), and I realized that no. Hot sauce is not my bae. But all the pain was worth it, because it makes for one pretty hilarious story today.
One Montreal photographer by the name of Matt Garies seems to agree.
He's photographed numerous Montreal bartenders trying Sinai Gourmet hot sauce (which is an estimated 1.4 million Scoville unites) at the exact moment of hot sauce-induced agony, in his photo series Hot as F#$%; and TBH, it's pretty, pretty funny.
Callayna Bajer, Brass Door Pub
I can hear the "oh nnooooo" from here.
Cody Stoffmaker, Brass Door Pub
Just smile through the pain, friend.
Jayne Boulanger, Chez Nick
Straight-up, this does not look like a fun time.
Elias Shamshoum, NextDoor Pub
When the hot sauce pain is so intense you get a tad disoriented...
Dan Buchanan, Brass Door Pub
He does not seem affected. Keep doing you, sir.
Jess Mcknight, Brass Door Pub
I can actually, honestly feel the pain through my computer screen.
Daniel Pelletier, Brass Door Pub
Looks like a painful time, friend.
Micha S, Le Vieux Dublin
... A really painful time, friend!
Ryan Fyfe, NextDoor Pub
I feel this facial expression on a spiritual level.
Chrystal Boyd, Comedy Nest
TBH, I wish I looked this on fleek while ingesting pure spice.
Ali Vaillancourt, NextDoor Pub
I can actually feel the hot sauce agony from here.
Stephanie Richer, NextDoor Pub
What my soul looks like when eating anything spicier than black pepper.
Matt Garies, NextDoor Pub
Looking suspiciously chill, TBH.
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