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Food News: Paqui® Launches Carolina Reaper Madness – The World’s Hottest Chip




Paqui Challenges Fans to Join the Reaper Madness With The #OneChipChallenge


AUSTIN, Texas, Oct. 3, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Paqui, part of Amplify Snack Brands and maker of deliciously bold, light and crispy chips with real ingredients, has just announced the availability of the world's hottest chip. Yes, you read that right. Paqui made a chip that is so devilishly and deliciously spicy, it comes as a single chip packaged inside a coffin-shaped box.

"The Paqui Carolina Reaper chip is truly hot as hell. Don't say we didn't warn you," said Jeff Day, Paqui Brand Manager. "Paqui is always looking for ways to deliver bold flavors with real ingredients that push the limits. That led us to creating the world's hottest chip."


The limited-release Paqui Carolina Reaper chip has become a nationwide craze, taking over people's mouths and social media feeds, since limited amounts were first released in late September. As the Paqui Carolina Reaper Madness continues to spread, it's now the rest of the country's chance to join in on the scary fun.

Like Paqui's other flavors of chips, including Nacho Cheese Especial and Haunted Ghost Pepper, the Reaper chip gets its legit flavor and heat because it is made with real ingredients. The Carolina Reaper chip is seasoned with real Carolina Reaper pepper, the Guinness Book of World Records holder for Hottest Chili Pepper. By harnessing that heat, the Paqui Carolina Reaper chip delivers such a gripping tidal wave of spiciness that most people can only handle one chip.

"When it comes to our chip flavors, we don't manufacture them in a lab. We go out and find the real deal ingredients. That's what lead us to the Carolina Reaper and its creator, Ed Currie of PuckerButt Pepper Company," said Day. "In order to create the world's hottest chip we needed to find the world's hottest pepper, so we went straight to the expert."

Paqui is encouraging it's bravest of fans to post their reactions to social media by tagging @paquitortillas and including #OneChipChallenge and #sweeps. Those who dare take the #OneChipChallenge will have the chance to get a free bag of Paqui chips, in a flavor of their choice.  All participants are also entered for the chance to win one of three grand prizes including a year supply of Paqui chips or a GoPro HERO4 Silver.

The Paqui Carolina Reaper chip is available for $4.99 at select stores nationwide. To find yours today, please check out the store locator at Paqui.com.

Paqui also offers six bold chip flavors year-round, each capturing real flavors from real ingredients. Paqui flavors include Nacho Cheese Especial, Cool Salsa Verde, Haunted Ghost Pepper, Roasted Jalapeño, Grilled Habanero and Sea Salt Delights.

While the Paqui Carolina Reaper Chip is available only for a limited time, those who can't get enough spice are in luck! Paqui's Haunted Ghost Pepper chips are made with real ghost peppers and are sure to terrify your taste buds.

All of Paqui's chips – including the Carolina Reaper chip – are non-GMO certified, gluten-free and contain no artificial ingredients or preservatives.

About Amplify Snack Brands, Inc.

Amplify Snack Brands is a snack food company focused on developing and marketing products that appeal to consumers' growing preference for Better-For-You (BFY) snacks. Through their simple, major allergen-free and non-GMO ingredients, Amplify's brands embody the Company's BFY mission and have amassed a loyal customer base across a wide range of food distribution channels in the United States and Canada. For additional information, please visit: http://amplifysnackbrands.com/

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2015 DeKuyper Bartender Challenge



The title of 2015 DeKuyper Cocktail Master comes with more than just bragging rights!

One lucky finalist will be named the 2015 DeKuyper Cocktail Master, earning the title and the following for the rest of 2015: 

  • A feature profile on DeKuyperUSA.com,which receives more than one million annual visitors
  • Shout outs on Dekuyper’s social media pages, reaching more than one hundred thousand followers
  • National and local press opportunities, including a day of one-on-one meetings with top local publications and news outlets
  • National industry exposure

Video submissions will be accepted on www.DeKuyperBartenderChallenge.com from September 19th through October 18th. 

Five finalists will be selected and announced on November 2nd. From there, the public will then be able to view the finalist videos and vote for their favorite up until November 15th.


Carolyn Connelly [High Res]



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