The TikTok One Chip challenge is 2023’s hottest food trend. Learn all about the challenge and a recent tragedy connected to it.
If there’s one thing the internet loves, it’s food. People start new meal trends and recipes daily. Sometimes, netizens create food challenges to up the ante. However, they don’t always go well.
Food challenges can be fatal if you don’t ensure the food is safe for consumption. The recent tragedy surrounding the TikTok One chip challenge shows what happens when no one follows this necessary precaution.
What was once an amusing internet challenge is now the subject of a harrowing incident. Read on as we discuss Paqui’s One Chip TikTok challenge.
What is the One Chip TikTok challenge?
The One Chip TikTok challenge is a yearly food challenge organized by Paqui. The goal is to finish a single pepper-coated chip without drinking water for as long as possible. The One Chip Challenge started in 2016, and since netizens all over the world have participated in it.
The challenge is usually associated with humor due to the funny reactions. In this video, two friends play rock-paper-scissors to determine who will take the One chip challenge. And the friend that ends up taking it looks unfortunate indeed.
This seasoned Nigerian chef eats the chip and documents her hilarious reactions.
This couple attempts the challenge together to see who will drink milk first. Can you guess who won?
Usually, people who take the One Chip challenge regret their decision soon after, which makes for a good laugh for spectators. However, this TikTok pepper enthusiast might be the only exception. In this video, he consumes two packs of Paqui’s One chip and half of a Chocolate Bhutlah pepper.
With over 2 billion TikTok views, the One Chip challenge is one of the internet’s most popular food challenges. However, this year’s challenge didn’t go as planned, resulting in a young boy’s untimely demise.
The tragic story of Harris Wolobah’s One chip challenge attempt
Last Friday, 14-year-old high-school sophomore Harris Wobolah attempted the One Chip challenge before basketball practice. Hours later, he tragically passed away. In this heartbreaking video, Harris’ parents reveal their suspicions that Paqui’s One Chip challenge killed their son. Harris had no pre-existing medical conditions, according to Mr. Wolobah.
This TikTok user discusses the circumstances surrounding Harris’ untimely death. He mentions that the 14-year-old was too young to try the One Chip challenge. Furthermore, he went to play basketball right after this challenge that had grown adults wheezing.
Although the coroner’s office hasn’t concluded that the One Chip challenge caused Harris’ death, he was too young to take it. Harris was only fourteen but could freely purchase the One Chip challenge. Moreover, the One Chip Challenge is still available in stores nationwide with minimal age restrictions.
The One Chip Challenge may not necessarily harm the average adult, but it does so to children. As a result, the manufacturers of the One Chip challenge have put a disclaimer on the packet to keep it away from the underage.
What do you think about the TikTok One chip challenge, and who should be held responsible for Harris’ passing? The manufacturing company or the retail stores?