Wasabi peas; the snack that requires courage. I like them.
The Lovely Son introduced me to wasabi peas. First taste went something along the lines of:
1st pea: Oooh, nice. A bit horseradishy, mustardy.
2nd pea: Mmm, very nice. Interesting, hot, but not too hot.
3rd pea: Oh blimey....
4th pea: Waaaaaahhhh!!!
Wipe eyes, blow nose. Start again. Addictive stuff, wasabi.
The LS also told me of the Wasabi Pea Game. This is not for the faint-hearted, involving at least two
consenting adults daft laddies (this has to be a young man's idea) and probably some pre-ingested beer as well as more beer to be going on with.
The principle is simple. See how many peas you can hold in your mouth - sucking, not chewing.
The rules are simple too. It's not a sophisticated or intellectually challenging game....
Round 1: Someone says Go! and you start with five each. Hold them in your mouth and suck all the wasabi off.
Round 2 onwards: Increase the number, and carry on till someone starts crying, or their head explodes. The winner may - with honour - have a little cry afterwards.
You might wish to practise at home first. Three would be a brave start, a mere hint at the volcanic fieriness to come.
This much would be foolhardy. Your brain would leak into your ears and your seared sinuses would never forgive you.
Double this amount and you have a great game for teenage boys.