We’ve seen a lot of challenges go down this year.
There was the Ice Bucket Challenge, the Cinnamon Challenge, the Chubby Bunny to name a few, and there’s this delightful (well, more like tormenting) game that took the ‘YouTube challenge’ sphere in one fell swoop—the BeanBoozled Challenge.
What makes this challenge slash dare one of a kind is that everyone’s experience and reaction is totally unpredictable.
According to Jelly Belly, creators of the BeanBoozled candies, “Jelly Belly’s wildest collection dares you to compare some of our tastiest, most popular flavors with our craziest ones. But here’s the catch – you won’t know which ones are which!
The Black Licorice bean looks exactly like the Skunk Spray bean! Sweet, luscious Caramel Corn might also be Moldy Cheese. You may think you’re tasting our world-famous Buttered Popcorn bean, but what you’ll be biting into could actually be Rotten Egg. The only way to find out what beans you’re getting is to eat them!
The Jelly Belly BeanBoozled collection currently contains 10 colors of beans and 20 flavors (10 “real” ones and 10, well, different ones). You can make a fun, and somewhat hair-raising, game out of it by giving your friends beans of the same color and seeing which flavors they get. But don’t be a chicken – you have to participate too. Just try not to get BeanBoozled! ”
Jelly Belly’s BeanBoozled campaign was a tremendous success. Through this innovation, the 146-year-old company from Belleville, Illinois was able to penetrate the social media market—paving way for an online community where videos of the challenge are uploaded in a frequent manner.
And this is where we’ve come across this ‘smelly’ warning that would probably scare those who’ve played the challenge before and those planning to—particularly with the skunk spray or licorice dilemma.
Meet this kid, a good-natured boy together with his friend.
They’ve recently become aware of the BeanBoozled challenge so they set-up a pretty standard documentation: a front-facing camera, some plates, and the beans!
Though, it wasn’t clear if they had been doing the challenge for a while now before they captured themselves, but the first command of the BeanBoozled wheel was a black bean—which either contains licorice flavor or skunk spray.
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Now, this is what swallowing a skunk spray looks like in normal terms: you get a hold of the wicked taste, and then you spit it out…immediately.
While they both spit out the candy at the same time, the effect on the kid was simply, too overwhelming.
So after about 2 – 3 seconds, the kid sprayed the skunk OUT.
When the going gets tough, it’s either you suck it up or might as well just flush it all out. It’ll save us a lot of trouble, seriously.