Your Tastebuds Will Never Forgive You For Tackling This Spicy Iowa Sandwich Challenge

Are you the type of person who chooses the hottest buffalo sauce when you order wings? Do you enjoy ghost pepper sauces, and think that jalapenos are an ordinary daytime snack? Well, it may be time to try the hottest Iowa food challenge around: Cactus Bob’s Showdown Challenge. You’ll have to be at least 18 to take this on – and yes, you have to sign a waiver.

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Address: 5955 Merle Hay Road, Johnston, IA, 50131

Hours: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., seven days a week.

Showdown Challenge Hours: Every other Saturday at 3 p.m. – you have to set this up in advance. Call (515) 331-0057 to let them know you plan to tackle the challenge.

For more of the most mouthwatering BBQ in the Hawkeye State, read about The 10 Best BBQ Sandwiches In Iowa And Where To Find Them.