Eating sweeties has always been a relatively humdrum experience. Until now. Because by combining one of life's great pleasures (chocolate) with one of death's best buddies (Russian roulette), clever confectioners have come up with Bite the Bullet.
Roll the dice to pick your bullet
This fiendishly amusing gift box contains twelve delicious chocolate bullets seated in individual numbered compartments. But here's the good bit - one of 'em contains palate-peelingly hot chilli. Nyaargh!! The idea is to throw the special twelve-sided dice, remove the bullet from the corresponding compartment, close your eyes and get scoffing. Is it yummy choc or hellishly h-h-hot chilli? You'll know soon enough because the chilli packs a face-wincingly powerful punch that'll have you gurning like Kenneth Williams getting into a hot bath.
12 bullets all lined up but which one has the chilli in it? There's only one way to find out... BITE!!!
Of course, taking it in turns until some poor sap bites into the ferociously fiery bullet means your game could be over in the first round, so we've been good enough to include a bonus chilli bullet to prolong the agony. Help!
Raise the bullet to your mouth
The great thing about encasing chilli in chocolate is that it takes a couple of seconds for the 'victim' to register that he or she has bitten into the wrong bullet. So relief and delight are rapidly replaced by abject horror, an expression reminiscent of those melting heads at the end of Raiders of the Lost Ark, a volley of garbled expletives and a manic sprint to the nearest tap.
Talking of movies, playing Bite the Bullet opens up all kinds of amusing filmic scenarios. Wrap a bandana around your head, stick on the music to the Deer Hunter and you're away. Perfect for dinner parties, office do's and pub-based games of one-upmanship, Bite the Bullet is one of the most deliciously tense games ever created. So come on, don't be a candy-ass; bite the bullet if you think you're hard enough!
Take a bite and good luck!