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Buy all five flavors of Krakatoa Chips and get a free terrier.
Buy all five flavors of Krakatoa Chips and get a free terrier.

by Andrew Chalk

Amplify Snack Brands (the makers behind SkinnyPop Popcorn, Pirate’s Booty Puffs, and Paqui Tortilla Chips) announced today the launch of Krakatoa Hot Chips, a new line of spicy kettle-cooked potato chips available throughout Texas. In an interesting twist of current events, the famed volcano for which the brand is named is currently erupting in Indonesia.

Krakatoa Hot Chips are available in over 100 Kroger locations and over 200 Walmart locations across Texas. Ready to turn up the heat?

Made by spice lovers for spice lovers, Krakatoa Hot Chips are explosively spicy chips made with real peppers sourced from all over the globe. With flavors that run the gamut from mild jalapeño to fearsome ghost pepper, Krakatoa Hot Chips’ heat intensity is measured in quantifiable Scoville Heat Units (SHU) ranging from 5,840 to 38,700 heat units per chip!

  • Sour King - Zesty lime with serrano pepper (5,840 SHUs)

  • Hot Hot Honey Pot - Spicy honey with scorpion chili (6,360 SHUs)

  • Mustard’s Revenge - Hot dijon mustard with cayenne pepper (9,490 SHUs)

  • Kung Pow! - Thai chili with Szechuan pepper (14,500 SHUs)

  • Black Magic - Creole heat with ghost pepper (38,700 SHUs)

I can just about handle a jalapeño (2,500-10,000 SHUs) so I am leaving the Black Magic to my terrier. Full details of chili Scoville Heat Units below.

The Scoville Heat Scale (courtesy of Wikipedia)
The Scoville Heat Scale (courtesy of Wikipedia)

Sample provided by manufacturer.



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