Idris Elba praises HellFire Detroit hot sauce on 'Hot Ones,' the world's spiciest interview show

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First We Feast

English actor Idris Elba had nice things to say about Detroit, or at least one of our hot sauces.

The Wire actor is the special guest on this week's episode of Hot Ones, "the show with hot questions, and even hotter wings." As previously reported, HellFire Detroit's hot sauce is featured in the current season, which started in May.

For the uninitiated: Host Sean Evans interviews a guest while they each eat increasingly spicy chicken (or tofu) wings. HellFire Detroit falls in the middle of the pack — marking the point in the episode where even the most seasoned guests start to squirm in pain.

Of HellFire Detroit, Elba is initially skeptical. "It says, 'Taste no evil?'" he says, reading the bottle's label. "I mean, who puts that on their marketing?"

After he takes a bite, though, Elba becomes a fan.

"This is good," he says. "This is by far my favorite. And it's hot."

You can watch Elba's episode below. HellFire Detroit makes an appearance around the 13-minute mark.

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Lee DeVito

Leyland "Lee" DeVito grew up in the suburbs of Detroit, where he read Metro Times religiously due to teenaged-induced boredom. He became a contributing writer for Metro Times in 2009, and Editor in Chief in 2016. In addition to writing, he also supplies occasional illustrations. His writing has been published...
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