Do enjoy spicy foods? Well, these tortilla chips might leave even the bravest souls weeping for hours on end. The Carolina Reaper Madness chip comes one to a pouch and that one chip is more than most people can handle. Not only will this flaming hot tortilla chip leave you gasping for water, it can cause some people to pass out. After your next smoke session, try to take on this fierce chip challenge.
The Carolina Reaper Madness: The hottest chip in the world
The Paqui Chip Company is known for making bold, exciting flavored chips that everyone can enjoy. However, their latest creation is not for the faint of heart.
The Carolina Reaper Madness chips are tortilla chips that come in a coffin-shaped package, with just one chip per package. The company is calling it the “one chip challenge.”
Named for the Carolina Reaper pepper, listed in the Guinness Book of World Records as the hottest chili pepper on earth, these chips bring the heat, and then some more, and then some more. Just when you think the torture is almost over, the heat begins to rise again, bringing no relief to the brave consumer.
Jeff Day, Brand Manager for Paqui Chips, says his company had a goal in mind and they weren’t going to be satisfied until they achieve it. Thanks to the help of Puckerbutt Pepper Company, located in Rock Hill, South Carolina, the chip company was able to get their hands on the flaming Carolina Reaper pepper.
We’re always looking to push the limits to find fun ways for our fans and consumers to engage with us. When we decided that we wanted to make the world’s hottest chip, we first said, ‘Well, we need to find the world’s hottest pepper.’
Creating the flaming challenge
While it might seem like a simple process, creating such a devilish chip is hard work. Paqui worked for months with Chef Smokin’ Ed Currie to come up with the perfect balance of flavor and flame.
After the final chip was delivered, the recipe incorporated not only the Carolina Reapers, but also Ghost peppers and chipotle seasoning, some of the hottest stuff on earth.
As for only including one chip per package, Day believes that more than enough for any spice-lover to consume.
The reason that we’re selling this as one chip is because, quite honestly, that’s all that you need, that’s all that anyone needs. It’s the hottest chip you’ll ever have, I can guarantee you that. After you eat that one chip, trust me, you’re not looking to dig back into the back and have a second one. So, one chip is what we created to have the experience.
To calm the burn, try consuming ice cream, milk or other dairy products immediately after eating the chip. The chips, like any other spicy food, contain capsaicin, the fiery chemical that causes the burn. Milk contains casein, which binds to the capsaicin and carries it away.
Definitely DO NOT chase the chips with a glass of water, as that will only spread the capsaicin causing much more intense heat.
These chips are only available for a limited time while supplies last. So, if you’re looking to impress with your ability to eat fire, I suggest you hurry and get yours today.