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Dare to taste: Can you survive the world’s hottest chips challenge?

Would you dare to try one yourself? We are already worried!

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As if the world’s hottest pepper wasn’t enough, to add fuel to the already blazing inferno, the chip’s seasoning combines ghost pepper and chipotle flavouring as well. (Source: Paqui)

Have you ever come across a packet of chips that has only ONE chip in it? It’s true for the world’s hottest chips. ‘The Carolina Reaper’ is sold individually in a coffin-shaped box and measures in at over 1.5 million on the Scoville Heat Scale.

Paqui, the company launched the hottest chip with a challenge and a prior warning to people to try it out at their own risk. The site clearly says “enter if you dare.

“The Paqui Carolina Reaper chip delivers such a gripping tidal wave of heat that people can only handle one chip,” a Paqui spokesman told TIME magazine.

According to the TIME report, “Seemingly tame at first bite, the burn gradually builds to a crescendo that had TIME’s taste tasters racing to gulp down as many glasses of water as possible.”

As if the world’s hottest pepper wasn’t enough, to add fuel to the already blazing inferno, the chip’s seasoning combines ghost pepper and chipotle flavouring as well.

“We’re always looking to push the limits to find fun ways for our fans and consumers to engage with us,” Brand Manager Jeff Day told Mashable. “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.”

“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,” he further added.

The hottest Carolina Reaper chip is priced at $4.99.

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Would you dare to try one yourself? We are already worried!