There are so many spicy foods around the world and while many of them can be eaten or tried by most people, there are some like the Paqui’s new limited edition tortilla chip that only a few will dare to try. The tortilla chips are already being called the spiciest in the world and it’s not difficult to see why.
The Paqui’s limited edition tortilla chips come in a small box and you can clearly see that tell that it is not a chip you can sit down and enjoy while watching TV. The Paqui’s tortilla chip is sold individually and comes in a red coffin shaped box. What makes it so spicy? Well, the tortilla chip is seasoned with the hottest chili pepper in the world. That’s right, it is seasoned with the Carolina Reaper pepper, which has the Guinness World Record for hottest chili pepper.
The Carolina Reaper pepper is very popular these days as many have tried to eat it. You have probably heard of it or seen it on YouTube, where many users have tried it as a challenge. The Carolina Reaper pepper has scored 1.5 million on the Scoville scale, which measures the spicy heat of the chili peppers. The regular Tabasco sauce measures between 2,500 – 5,000 on the Scoville scale, so imagine eating a tortilla chip with the Carolina Reaper pepper as its main ingredient.
A spokesman for the company told TIME that the limited edition chip has such a wave of heat that people can only handle one chip. The Paqui limited edition tortilla chips will be available on their official website later this month. They will also be in some stores around the United States starting October 1. The price of the limited edition chips will be $4.99.
There’s only one chip per package and many will probably cry after buying this, not because it’s $4.99 for just one chip, but because its main ingredient is a record setting pepper. Hot Cheetos, Hot Fries and other spicy chips out there are hot enough to make some people stop eating after the first bite. But none of these chips come in a red coffin shaped box with just one chip.