I love traveling. I love food. I love sharing stories. That’s why I had to take the Cinnamon Challenge.
The Cinnamon Challenge
According to the Wikipedia Page, the challenge sounds quite simple. Consume a tablespoon of cinnamon in less than 60 seconds. What makes it difficult, is that the cinnamon quickly dries, making it nearly impossible to swallow. The challenge was first made popular in 2001, but spread widely in 2007. The Cinnamon Challenge can be dangerous, as one could choke on the clotted cinnamon or inhale it. Severe coughing and vomiting can occur as a result of competing the challenge.
My Thoughts on the Cinnamon Challenge
What you see above is actually my third attempt at the Cinnamon Challenge. That’s right I did it three times! The first two attempts, I actually was able to down the cinnamon, but felt the spoonful I used was significantly less than the required tablespoon. Therefore, I went back and found our measuring spoons to make sure my attempt would be legit.
Upon placing the cinnamon in my mouth, I immediately discovered why this challenge is so difficult. The cinnamon clots up and becomes an immovable mass. While some websites say it burns, I never found that to be the case. It was more like being at the beach, falling, and catching a mouth full of sand. Try as hard as you may, there’s just no easy way to swallow it, so your body then wants to force it out by coughing… forcefully. Any that you did consume, usually then comes back up as well.
It’s not a real pretty site. We were originally going to shoot this video in the apartment, but with the cooler weather, I thought the rooftop would be a better location. That way, any flying cinnamon and vomit would not be in our home.
Twixtor successfully slowed the footage down to 9.36%. I almost decided to use the 120fsp setting to enable a slower playback, but I think that would have drawn out the video a bit too much. I have another slowed footage that is a derivative of the one included and I may post that one another time. Talk about a long and drawn out spew!
Since I’ve completed the Cinnamon Challenge (and failed), have you? What was your experience?