World’s Hottest Tortilla Chip? (Find Out Here!)


The packaging of the 2020 Paqui tortilla chip.

Looking for the ultimate challenge for your taste buds? Then you will certainly be interested in the Paqui Carolina Reaper Chip – the hottest tortilla chip in the world!

Called the world’s hottest tortilla chip by Forbes, the Paqui Carolina Reaper Chip possesses a devastating amount of heat – a dream for any lover of extremely spicy food!

The Paqui chip comes in a hilarious coffin-shaped box decorated with a menacing skull. Given that each box includes one tortilla chip, the box is completely overkill, but it sure makes for a nice gift!

Whether you’ve become bored with more traditional spicy foods or just want to punish a friend who is boasting about their endless tolerance of heat, you could expect the Paqui tortilla chip to deliver a fair amount of fun.

Just be sure to have a milk jug or ice cream nearby to tame the burning sensation once you are done!

A Paqui tortilla chip.

Carolina Reaper – The Spiciest Chilli In the World

The spiciness of the Paqui Carolina Reaper chip is thanks to the seasoning made with the Carolina Reaper pepper.

Carolina Reaper has made it into the Guinness World Records twice. In 2013, the pepper was measured to deliver 1,569,300 Scoville Heat Units (SHU) on average, surpassing the Trinidad Scorpion “Butch T” pepper grown by The Chilli Factory in Australia. The “Butch T” was rated at 1,463,700 SHUs in 2011.

The hottest individual Carolina Reaper has been rated at a whopping 2,200,000 Scoville Heat Units!

In 2017, Carolina Reaper set another Guinness World Record, scoring an average of 1,641,183 Scoville Heat Units, becoming the hottest chilli to date.

For perspective, here are Scoville Heat Unit measurements for some substances and pepper varieties:

  • 1,5 to 3+ million: Most law enforcement-grade pepper spray, Pepper X, Trinidad Moruga Scorpion.
  • 350 to 750 thousand: Chocolate habanero, Red Savina habanero.
  • 100 to 350 thousand: Habanero chili, Scotch bonnet pepper, Datil pepper.
  • 25 to 50 thousand: Guntur chilli, Cayenne pepper, Tabasco pepper.
  • 1 to 2.5 thousand: Anaheim pepper, Poblano pepper, Peppadew.
  • 0 to 100: Bell pepper, Cubanelle, Senise pepper.

Carolina Reaper was cultivated by Ed Currie from the PuckerButt Pepper Company in South Carolina. Currie started growing chillies after learning that the capsaicin found in them has cancer-fighting potential.

Where Can I Buy The Paqui Carolina Reaper Chip?

Perhaps the best place for buying the Paqui Carolina Reaper Chip is Amazon. You can find the 2020 Paqui #OneChipChallenge chip there, and if you’re lucky, you might be able to find older versions of the chip as well.

Another great place for shopping is the Paqui online store.

Keep in mind that due to high demand, prices for Paqui chips tend to sometimes get very high. If possible, try to buy the Paqui chip when it’s at its lowest price. If shopping on Amazon, you could also make use of Amazon Prime deals.


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