Earlier this month, a few eagle-eyed fans spotted these Reaper Ranch Tortilla Chips, but now we've received official word from Taco Bell: The Carolina Reaper-flavored snack has officially landed in stores for a limited time!
According to the press release, the 3.5-ounce and 9.25-ounce bags (go with the latter, guys! The bigger the better!) are available at CVS, 7-Eleven, Walmart, and Circle K.
"We’ve seen our fans incorporate chips into entrees, sprinkled on salads and, of course, enjoyed as the best grab-and-go snack," senior director of retail engagement and experience Jennifer Arnoldt said in a statement:
No one expected us to come out with a flavor hotter than Diablo, and we’re excited to show our fans that we’re constantly innovating when it comes to giving them access to the Taco Bell flavors they know and love in unique and unexpected new ways.
ORIGINAL POST: September 3, 2019 at 3:09 p.m.
Earlier this summer, Taco Bell spiced up our lives (quite literally) with the launch of its Reaper Ranch Fries. And while they were an undeniable hit, the chain's latest debut is even better. They're selling a tortilla chip version of the fire hot Carolina Reaper fries so you can get your fix right at home.
Though details on the product remain pretty scarce, they've been out long enough for customers to have...thoughts. Not everyone's a fan. "I tried these and they smelled like cheese and no spice, but tasted really bad. Nothing like the reaper ranch from taco bell at all. 0/10 don't get these," one user reviewed. "Those are gonna be a HARD no from me," another skeptic added.
But rest assured, plenty of folks were still psyched. "Holy shit I need to find these and they need to release this sauce at all locations," someone else added. "Those just taste mad gooooooood," another chimed in.
Haven't tried the fry version yet? Here's what you need to know: They're topped with reaper ranch sauce, tomatoes, sour cream, and marinated steak, and they're made with Carolina Reaper Peppers. You know, just the world's hottest pepper. Casual, huh? If you think you can handle that kinda heat, the tortilla chips will probably rock your world, too. Just proceed with caution.