DENVER — Things did not go well on Channel 2’s “Daybreak” on Wednesday morning when the crew agreed to try the “one chip challenge.”
“What is this?” Natalie Tysdal asked her “Daybreak” colleagues as they unwrapped a Paqui Chip, which is billed as the world’s hottest chip and is made with the Carolina Reaper pepper.
Tysdal tried a bite, took a selfie with the chip, and then her face contorted in a grimace.
Videos posted on the company’s website show people preparing for the challenge with milk or ice cream, but, unfortunately for Tysdal, all she had was a cup of coffee.
Hours later, Tysdal was still suffering, she said in a post on Facebook.
So, what really happened on TV this morning with the “one chip challenge?” I thought I was okay until I had a drink of my coffee to wash down the chip. I threw up, couldn’t breathe and felt like fire was coming out of my mouth, nose and ears. I had a bottle of water, a glass of milk, a tablespoon of honey and 3 mints and still felt on fire. An hour later I had chills and a massive headache. Three hours have gone by and I feel like I was beat up in a dark alley. Oh, and did I mention I shared the chip with my producer Scott Elliott? CRAZY! I wouldn’t recommend it.