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11 Best Spicy Chips for a Flamin’ Hot Snack

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With our comprehensive guide to the best spicy chips, you can treat your taste buds to a scorching fiesta that will up your snack game. We’ve searched the snack section to bring you a carefully chosen assortment of Flamin’ Hot treats, ranging from tongue-tingling to sweat-inducing. As we discover the ideal ratio of crunch to heat in the bold and zesty world of spicy chips, be ready for a taste explosion. Regardless of your level of experience with spices, this list guarantees an exciting trip into the world of chip-induced bliss. With each tempting crunch, our top picks promise a flamin’ hot sensation, so get ready to boost your snacking experience.


Kettle Brand Crinkle Cut Habanero Lime

Kettle Brand Crinkle Cut Habanero Lime
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Kettle Brand’s potato chips are known for bursting with flavor. The crinkle-cut variety offers an added edge to their chip (no pun intended). Add in the heat and zest of habanero lime flavor, and you’ve scored an instant win! This spicy treat guarantees to make your eyes water, nose run, and taste buds sing.


Paqui Haunted Ghost Pepper

Paqui Haunted Ghost Pepper
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Paqui chips offer a healthy corn chip alternative friendly to Vegan and Gluten-Free customers. The Haunted Ghost Pepper flavor features authentic ghost pepper, cayenne, and chipotle peppers to bring consumers their most intense heat experience. Despite the heat, the chips are delicious and demand repeat visits. Keep the milk handy!


Andy Capp’s Hot Fries

Andy Capp’s Hot Fries
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Anyone who ever wanted french fries to be more accessible from home is in luck! Andy Capp’s brings french fries to your pantry! This intensely delicious snack features the flavor of fries with the experience of chips. The Hot Fries flavor features all the zing of spice with an addictive flavor!


Doritos Tapatio

Doritos Tapatio
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The world’s most famous corn chip brand strikes gold! Spicy snack lovers are in for a treat. Doritos Tapatio successfully emulates the authentic flavor of Tapatio hot sauce. Even staunch lovers of the famous condiment will agree that Doritos knocks it out of the park with the spice and taste of this chip.


Flamin’ Hot Cheetos Limon

Flamin’ Hot Cheetos Limon
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The only thing that could have made Flamin’ Hot Cheetos even better than they already are is to add a hint of lime. Thankfully, Cheetos had the same idea! This tasty treat has all the spicy zip of the original Flamin’ Hot recipe, with an added touch of lime to bring the flavor experience full circle.

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Trader Joe’s Ghost Pepper Chips

Trader Joe’s Ghost Pepper Chips
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It’s probably a good thing this option is on limited release by the famous grocery store. The spicy flavor is dangerously addicting. The chip is lattice-cut and features authentic ghost pepper seasoning. The dusting of pepper gives the snack precisely what it needs to take daring snackers on a wild ride.


Zapp’s Hotter N’ Hot Jalapeño

Zapp’s Hotter N’ Hot Jalapeño
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Crunchy, kettle-cooked potato chips have been a fan favorite for years. These New Orleans-style chips are sure to top anyone’s list. The folks at Zapp’s cook their chips one batch at a time, giving a concise combination of flavors. The jalapeño flavor, mixed with several other spices, will captivate the consumer with every bite.


Doritos Flamin’ Hot Nacho

Doritos Flamin’ Hot Nacho
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There is a reason Doritos shows up on this list more than once. Not only are they a genius snack brand, but their flavors are unprecedented and unparalleled. The Flamin’ Hot Nacho variation successfully replicates the nacho cheese flavor with the perfect touch of spice. This fantastic snack will light up your taste buds.


Chester’s Flamin’ Hot Fries

Chester’s Flamin’ Hot Fries
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Cheetos aren’t the only thing on which Chester works his magic. These crunchy fries feature the bold, spicy taste of Flamin’ Hot Cheetos, with the perfect extra crunch you didn’t know you needed. The authentic cheese flavor brings the flavor up a notch while adding to the spice. These tasty fries will be your new favorite.


Flamin’ Hot Funyuns

Flamin’ Hot Funyuns
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Funyuns have been millions of people’s snack favorites for decades. The real onion taste lures consumers in and demands their attention. All the beloved flavor is still there, with the perfect touch of flamin’ hot heat. Surprisingly, it’s the perfect pairing. Onion lovers and heat lovers unite in this delicious treat.


El Sabroso Baja Limón Chile & Lime

El Sabroso Baja Limón Chile & Lime
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Our final entry is another corn chip fan favorite. El Sabroso brings snackers the best sweet heat option around. The chip is loaded with genuine chili pepper flavor, perfected by the right touch of lime. The zesty citrus pairs perfectly with the pepper to bring the consumer the ultimate trip to spicy snack heaven.

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Written by Brian Nagele

Brian attended West Virginia University, then started his career in the IT industry before following his passion for marketing and hospitality. He has over 20 years experience in the restaurant and bar industry.

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