Friday, September 4, 2009

Habanero Death Chips

So we were driving through Illinois a few weeks back for my wife's high school reunion and stopped for gas at a truck stop, and I saw these---Blair's Death Rain Habanero Potato Chips. I love spicy food so I had to get them. Besides, the bag said "Feel Alive," and "America's #1 Potato Chip." These chips were so dangerous that when I paid for them the cashier even said "you know those chips are very hot right?" Duh. That's why I'm buying them. You should see this company's web site, they have tons of other super hot foods, and they are apparently in the Guiness Book for hottest product ever created. Anyway, I waited until we got home to try them, and when I did, I could barely even eat one. They were that hot. You know how most chips you can snack on while watching the ball game. Not these. You eat one and it takes you 10 minutes of recovery and drinking water before you can have another. So, I tempted my kids and wife to try some (they wouldn't, the chickens), and then I took them to work and dared all my co-workers to try them. It was a hit, and I ended up giving them all away.

Speaking of giveaways, here are my Wrightsocks that I am sure many of you also recieved through the Runners Lounge giveaway. I tried them out this week, and I really like them. I love that on the package it says "anti-blister system." I've never heard of socks that can totally prevent blisters, but that would be great if these did.

The folks at Anti-Monkey Butt Powder contacted me about trying their product. While mostly used to prevent chaffing for bikers, they are expanding their market to runners. It helps absorb excess sweat and reduce frictional skin irritation. The first question I asked the company was if this could be a replacement for something like Body Glide, and they said "yes, it works to prevent and cure chafing anywhere--you can powder your shoes and running shorts before putting them on, and it works great for the inner thigh or feet."

The funny thing is that this product has shown up in our white elephant gift exchange for the last 4 years, but I don't think anyone has ever tried it. It just has a funny name. While there is something that seems strange about putting powder on your clothes/skin for chaffing (almost like powdering a baby's butt), I do want to give this a try, and I am waiting until my foot injury heals and I can get back on the road to running to see if this can truly replace Body Glide.

Our team (the Dream Team) at work had our best mileage week yet, and surged into the lead for our Walking to Cooperstown challenge. If we keep up the pace, we could complete our goal in 2-3 weeks, well ahead of schedule.


Lisa Slow-n-Steady said...

the name alone - anti monkey butt - made me laugh. hard to take that seriously.

having said that, i'll be interested in how well you think it works!

Hi! I'm Erin said...

Where in Illinois did you get those chips?? I would love to get some for my husband. He loves spicy food. We even went on a hot sauce tasting adventure when we were on vacation in Key West last year.

Mel -Tall Mom on the Run said...

I cannot do spicy, I get zero stars when we go to Thai food.. LOL you are tough.

The name alone would deter me from buying the product. I bought our baby "Butt Paste" for diaper rash, but that is cute for a baby.. I can see why it would be passed around as a White Elephant..

Sotally Tober said...

OMG! Must...have...those...chips!!! Getting ready to order right now.

Julie said...

Ohh tell me how the powder turns out for you once you try it!

joyRuN said...

Let us know how the powder works. I just imagine sloughing off congealed clumps of white with each step once the powder mixes with sweat.

Mel-2nd Chances said...

lemme know how it works! the name makes me giggle, but if it works... LOL. I would love to find those chips! Enjoy the rest of the weekend!

Missy said...

Like Budreaux's Butt Paste - don't care what you call it, if it works, it's in!

TiredMamaRunning said...

I don't think I'd ever get to use Anti-Monkey Butt Powder. It would be the kind of thing my kids would swipe just to read the package and giggle.

This is making me think of a term we at the RWOL womens BQ group coined Crack Gliding some time ago. It's funny but man that's a bad place to chafe.

The chips...I love to eat, and the saltier and more seasoned the better. So that's one more for the cravings list.