News Brief: Competitive Eater Still Haunted by Ghost Pepper Challenge Loss

Ken Taro
1 min readDec 21, 2022
Photo by Rene Böhmer on Unsplash

PHILADELPHIA — At Philadelphia’s annual “Dragon Breath” pepper eating contest, contestant Pat Barese didn’t have the fire in the belly necessary to wolf down all 50 ghost peppers on his plate. He managed to choke down a paltry 17, a far cry from the top three competitors who wiped their plates clean with time to spare.

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Ken Taro

Writer, satirist, and humorist. You can find my best work on my mom’s refrigerator.