Normally, you worry about eating the whole thing when you open a bag of chips. That won’t be a problem here. The Paqui Carolina Reaper Tortilla Chip is made using the Carolina Reaper Pepper, also known as the hottest chili pepper on Earth. Bred by “Smokin” Ed Currie — who also helped create the chip’s seasoning — the reaper has a heat rating of 1.57 million Scovilles, or over 78,000 times hotter than the hottest jalapeño you’ll find. Also joining the fray are ghost peppers and chipotle seasoning, making the chip so incredibly spicy that it’s sold one-at-a-time in its own coffin-shaped box.
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