When I found this story about a workplace chili cookoff, my mind immediately jumped to the unforgettable scene from “The Office” where Kevin accidentally spilled his massive pot of chili in the office – iconic.
But as it turns out, some real-life workplaces also embrace the chili cookoff spirit. When u/mndsm79 first faced defeat in his work chili cookoff, even though he knowingly deserved the crown, he hatched a plan for the ultimate chili redemption for the next competition. It’s like a revenge plot but starring chili as the avenger – now that’s my kind of story. He came back hot (literally) and turned up the heat (also literally), by scavanging grocery stores for “every conceivable violently hot pepper” he could find – OP’s words, not ours.
Naturally, the chili competition didn’t make a comeback the next year. Keep scrolling to dive into the full story and ponder whether the OP’s win was legit or if he simply spooked off the competition with his fiery creation.