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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/

Forward Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements, which address a variety of subjects including, for example, information about our products and our expectations about market reception for those products. All statements other than statements of historical fact, including without limitation, those with respect to our goals, plans, expectations and strategies set forth herein are forward-looking statements. Various risks and uncertainties, many of which are outside of our control, could cause actual results to differ materially from those described in these forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements represent management's current expectations and are inherently uncertain. We do not undertake any obligation to update forward-looking statements made by us except as otherwise required by applicable law.








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Food Spotlight: Kellogs Cinnamon Raisin Pecan Hot Cereal



Hot cereal with multi-grain blend with quinoa. Lightly sweetened with raisins and pecans.














About the company

At Kellogg, we LOVE breakfast. To us it’s so much more than just a meal. We passionately believe in the power and promise that comes from eating the right breakfast. It’s the first fuel for our bodies—nourishing us for today, tomorrow and for life.

For more than 100 years, we’ve been working to serve the world a better breakfast. Whether it’s through the creation of cereals such as Corn Flakes and Special K or our more recent breakfast drinks, we want everyone to have the advantage that can come from eating breakfast.

We know that beginning the day with you is a privilege so we’ll continue to do our best to earn a place at your table every morning.

See you at breakfast.



Company: Kellogg's
Brand: Cinnamon Raisin Pecan Hot Cereal
Slogan: Kellogg's
Origin: US
Category: Cereal
Packaging: 2 ct cup
Claims: Contains wheat, pecan and soy ingredients.
Variants: View product range here
Price: Coming soon
Where to Buy: US, Store Locator
Website:  http://www.kelloggs.com/



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Snack Review: Garden of Eatin’ Red Hot Blues Tortilla Chips

These chips are red, hot and blue! Crafted from organic blue corn, our famous Garden of Eatin’® Red Hot Blues® Chips enjoy the added benefit of being sprinkled with a dash of cayenne pepper - for a snack that is not only intriguingly blue, but turns up the heat on your palate.

Wholesome ingredients from our garden:
Organic blue corn
Expeller pressed oil

Organic blue corn, expeller pressed oleic safflower and/or sunflower oil, dehydrated tomato, rice flour, salt, paprika, spices, smoked torula yeast, dehydrated onion, natural flavor.



About the Company
Garden of Eatin'® is the #1 brand of natural and organic tortilla chips.* For over 35 years, Garden of Eatin'® has been providing great tasting, nutritious snack options made with natural and organic ingredients.


Company: Garden of Eatin'
Brand: Garden of Eatin'
Origin: USA
Category: Snacks
Packaging: 9oz, 16oz
Claims: Organic, All Natural, No Trans Fat, Kosher, Non GMO
Variants: View Range Here
Price: 9oz ($9.21 - pack of 2)   , 16oz ($7.31)
Where to Buy: Buy Online
Website: gardenofeatin.com




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Food Spotlight: Holy Cow Himalayan Hot Garlic Sauce


Liven up any meal with this tangy fusion of garlic, lemon and fiery chillies.

Versatile sauce - can be used as a dip, marinade, stir fry, BBQ sauce, or a cooking ingredient in curries, Italian cooking, etc.

Because we use all natural ingredients, some Separation is natural. For example, the oil may separate to the bottom of the bottle. Shake me so I'm smooth when you use.


Garlic (19%)
Red Chilli Puree (10%)
Lemon Juice Concentrate (5%)
Habanero Chilli Puree (Peppers, Salt, Acetic Acid)
Garlic Granules
Colour (Paprika Extract)
Stabiliser (Xanthan Gum)
Crushed Chilli


per 100g
Energy 329kj/
Protein 1.8g
Carbohydrate 17.2g
of which sugars 9.4g
Fat 0.2g
of which saturates Trace
Fibre 0.8g
Salt 0.6g


Chilli rating - 3 (Hot!)
Great as dip, brush-on sauce, marinade or cooking ingredient
'Yes' to immaculately turned out all natural ingredients
No artificial colours, preservatives or fake flavours
Glass - widely recycled


Suitable for Vegans
Suitable for Vegetarians
Suitable for Celiacs


Allergy Advice
Gluten - Free From


Artificial Colours - Free From
Artificial Flavours - Free From
Artificial Preservatives - Free From



About the Company
Our mum taught Indian cooking around Oxfordshire for years. Her simple home-cooked recipes wowed her students too, who pleaded with her to bottle her unique flavours. And Holy Cow! was born, in the summer of ‘99.

Our products were developed in our home kitchen by our genuine Indian mum, using recipes that have passed down generations. And that is why our food has layers of flavour (and then a kick of heat, of course).

After years of selling our sauces to local independent delis and garden centres up and down the country, we eventually broke into the supermarkets in the UK with our first big contract with Asda in 2009. We haven't looked back since...

We now produce a range of sauces, marinades, curry sauces, curries, and snacks. We have just launched our innovative Indian street food range.  Keep Reading


Company: Holy Cow
Brand: Holy Cow
Origin: UK
Category: Sauces
Packaging: 290g
Claims: Gluten Free, Nut Free
Variants: Himalayan Hot Garlic, Mango & Chili BBQ Sauce, Spicy Bombay Ketchup
Price: £1.49
Where to Buy: Buy Online
Website: holycowfc.com





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Snack Spotlight: Ocean´s Halo Hot & Spicy Seaweed Chips


You say you like a snack with a serious kick? Dive into a bag of these.


Seaweed Chip (Dried Seaweed, Brown Rice Flour, Rice Flour, Gluten Free Tamari Soy Sauce [Water, Soybeans, Salt, Alcohol], Corn Starch, Dried Cane Syrup Solids, Sesame Seeds, Sesame Oil, Granulated Garlic, Granulated Onion, Natural Flavor), Hot & Spicy Seasoning (Corn Maltodextrin, Salt, Corn Starch, Yeast Extract, Natural Flavors, Sugar, Medium Chain Triglycerides, Spice, Malic Acid, Ascorbic Acid, Onion Powder, Garlic Powder, Paprika Extract [Color]), Canola Oil. CONTAINS SOY


~ 85 cal, 2.5g fat per serving
~ 5g protein per serving
~ No preservatives
~ No GMO ingredients
~ No gluten
~ No msg







About the Company
Our story starts with two dads who grew up on potato chips and two dads who grew up on seaweed. In 2011, the four of us thought: what if we could make a chip that’s tasty and good for you at the same time?

So, we experimented in our own kitchens, and did lots of taste testing with our families. Dozens of versions later, we knew we had it: a chip that tastes great and is healthy for you.

Our chips are packed with vitamins and minerals and have none of the bad stuff like GMOs, trans fats or artificial anything. And guess what? Because seaweed is farmed in the ocean with sunlight, our chips are a whole lot better for the planet than other snacks out there.

We're really proud of Ocean's Halo Seaweed Chips, and we know that your families will love them as much as ours.




Company: Ocean´s Halo
Brand: Ocean´s Halo
Origin: USA
Category: Chips
Packaging: 28g bag
Claims:  Gluten Free, Low Calorie Eco Friendly Bag, No Artificial Anything
Variants: Sea Salt, Korean BBQ, Texas BBQ, Sweet Onion, Chili Lime
Price: $47.88 (12 bags) ($3.99 per bag)
Where to Buy: Buy Online
Website: oceanshalo.com






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Product Spotlight: Salba Organic Hot Salsa


Salba Chia salsas bring a nutritional boost to snack time, game days or parties. The Salba seeds lend a wonderful quality to the salsa as well as pack in valuable nutrients for a snack that loves back.

160mg of heart healthy Omega-3 (ALA) in every serving.

Available in 12 oz jars (SRP $5.39).




Salba Chia’s Rediscovery

When it comes to nutrition, Salba Chia is the cream of the crop, literally. Our premium Salba Chia has been scrupulously cultivated through years of research by our talented growers, Adolfo and Alfredo Mealla. Made from the only two registered varieties of Salvia hispanica L. – the botanical name of the chia plant- Salba is the most superior form of chia on the planet. We’re talking the class valedictorian and Hercules of chia.

As the big seed on campus, Salba Chia is the only variety of chia suitable for University research. When it comes to research, consistent nutrient make up is essential for accurate clinical results. The Maella brothers worked for years to develop a harvest that would meet these strict quality standards of Dr. Vladimir Vuksan at the University of Toronto, St. Michaels Medical Center. Salba Chia is so smart it has been to University, and passed with flying colors.

Which brings us to the present. Today, Salba Chia stands out among competitors for nutritional and agricultural consistency. Have you had your daily boost today?


Company: Salba
Brand: Salba
Slogan: Smarter than your average Chia
Origin: USA
Category: Seeds
Packaging: 12oz (340g) jars
Claims: Non GMO, Omega
Variants: Mild, Medium, Hot
Price: $59.40 USD (12 jars) ($5.39 per jar)
Where to Buy: Direct on Website, Store Locator
Website: salbasmart.com




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Product Lauch: Canada Dry Hot Ginger Ale

Atlanta-based Coca-Cola is launching a first among its scores of beverage selections: a heated carbonated drink.

After four years of development, Coca-Cola Japan is putting a “hot” Canada Dry Ginger Ale in vending machines beginning Oct. 21. The company managed to maintain the carbonation during the heating process.

The company said spiced hot drinks are popular in Japan, especially during colder months. Coca-Cola’s new offering features a ginger extract combined with apple and cinnamon flavors.

While Coke’s new product will come out heated, new hot can technology for drinks and soups is also gaining popularity in this country.

Hot Can Inc. is one of the companies behind the technology, according to Gizmag.com, which described the company’s heat-activation process:

“The double-chambered aluminum Hot Can contains the beverage or soup in its outer chamber, and a mix of water and calcium oxide in its inner chamber. When activated, the water and calcium oxide mix, causing an exothermic reaction that heats the beverage. A polypropylene outer shell insulates the beverage for about 45 minutes and protects the hands from burns.” A button on the can pressed, the can is shaken and then it is placed upright until it heats up.

The 180-milliliter, heated Canada Dry Ginger Ale will sell for 120 Japanese yen, or about $1.20.

Full Article @ AJC





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Product Spotlight: Mike’s Hot Honey


Sweet and spicy go together like Bill Murray and Wes Anderson movies. Unfortunately, not enough of our condiments combine the two. Luckily, Mike’s Hot Honey gets where we are coming from and has decided to help us out. Made from honey, vinegar, and chiles, Mike’s Hot Honey assaults your taste buds from all angles. Perfect to drop on some pizza, a bunch of ribs, or about a billion other things you can dream up. Whether you decide to amp up grandma’s tea is up to you, however.


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Product Spotlight: FruitBroo Insanely Tasty Hot Fruit Drinks

FruitBroo is a new line of hot fruit drinks from the UK. FruitBroo makes insanely delicious hot fruit drinks from real fruit, herbs and spices specifically selected and blended to be served hot.

FruitBroo answers the outstanding challenge facing hot drinks brands today: to develop drinks that deliver great taste, aroma and mouth-feel using natural ingredients with few calories and no caffeine.

FruitBroo is a new kind of hot drink that opens up a whole new world of flavor combinations. Each 100ml bottle will make 15 cups and will cost between £2 and £2.50.

Simply add water to a teaspoon or two and stir gently, dilute to taste. FruitBroo was developed as an alternative to coffee and tea.

FruitBroo is 100% natural, gluten free, dairy free, caffeine free and only 15 calories per cup. Suitable for vegetarians.

Flavor varieties include: Peppermint & Elderflower, Peach Pear & Honey, Banana & Coconut, Ginger Apple & Spice, Honey Peach & Pear, Apple Rhubarb & Cinnamon, Honey and Lemon and Elderflower & Lime. Retails in a recyclable 100ml plastic bottle or 250ml glass bottle.



Company: Fruitbroo
Brand: Fruitbroo
Slogan: Insanely Tasty Hot Fruit Drinks
Category: Concentrates and Drink Mixes
Origin: UK
Packaging: 100ml, 250ml
Claims: Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Caffeine Free, All Natural
Varieties: Peppermint & Elderflower, Peach Pear & Honey, Banana & Coconut, Ginger Apple & Spice, Honey Peach & Pear, Apple Rhubarb & Cinnamon, Honey and Lemon and Elderflower & Lime
Price: Between £2 and £2.50
Website: fruitbroo.com

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Fashion Spotlight: Sriracha Stilettos

Rock Out” is the name of a pair of stilettos by Hourglass Footwear which are hand-painted à la Sriracha hot sauce.

Rock Out

via The Sriracha Cookbook, Foodiggity

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