Paqui Tortilla Chips, part of Amplify Snack Brands, announced the return of The Paqui One Chip Challenge back for the fifth year, summoning spice lovers to experience The Reaper like never before. This year’s tortilla chip is coated with two totally peppers, the Carolina Reaper and Scorpion Pepper  

Priced at $6.99, The 2021 Paqui One Chip Challenge contains only three simple seasoning ingredients that combine to humble the toughest of participants. Those who believe they can handle the heat can go to and Amazon to purchase the chip online or find local participating retailers.    

After years of experimenting behind the scenes, Paqui is excited to publicly introduce the group responsible for creating, testing, and tasting the hottest chip each year for The Paqui One Chip Challenge – The Paqui Spice Council. The Council is made up of select sadistic Paqui employees – from R&D to sales to marketing – and is a mixture of seasoned spice enthusiasts to self-identified “mere mortals”. Each year The Paqui Spice Council works with spice vendors to try different combinations of seasonings until they achieve the desired level of heat.    

The Paqui everyday lineup of spicy chips can help train taste buds for The Paqui One Chip Challenge, including Haunted Ghost Pepper®, the spiciest tortilla chips you can find in stores.  

Ranked from “Freakin’ Hot to Not Hot,” Paqui flavors include:    

• Haunted Ghost Pepper®: The spiciest and most popular flavor of Paqui’s lineup, these chips are freakin’ hot and contain a mix of Ghost Pepper, Cayenne Pepper and Chipotle Pepper.   

• Fiery Chile Limón: Known to pack a spicy punch from red chile peppers and a kick of lime, this chip is a dynamic mix of spicy and tart.   

• Jalapeño Tropicale: The perfect blend of sweet and heat with spicy jalapeños and a touch of pineapple.   

• Zesty Salsa Verde: One of the milder flavors, but this chip still has a kick with a combination of tangy tomatillos and smooth sour cream.   

• Mucho Nacho Cheese: Made with real cheddar and real spices, Mucho Nacho Cheese is a nacho lover’s dream and will satisfy cheesy tortilla chip cravings without artificial flavors and ingredients.