How Hot Are Hella Hot Puffs?

How Hot Are Hella Hot Puffs?

Posted by Gr0 Core Team on Fri, Jun 04, 2021

Hot girl summer? How about hot puff summer? If you’ve never tried our Hella Hot Puffs, then you are seriously missing out. 

Anyone who is a serious spice lover has absolutely got to try these super-duper spicy, crunchy chips that came up straight from hell just to show your taste buds what spice is really all about. The only question is, can you handle the heat? 

Today we will give you the inside scoop on our Hella Hot Outstanding Puffs. We will answer all of your burning questions like: What makes these Hella Hot Puffs so hella hot? How spicy are these Hot Puffs? Will smoke come out of my ears when I eat these hella hot puffs? We’ve got the answer to all these questions and so much more. So, stay tuned and get ready to take on this hella hot challenge. 

What Are Hella Hot Take Out Meal In a Bag Puffs?

Here at Outstanding Foods, we’ve reimagined snack food so that you can snack healthy and happy without sacrificing any crunch or flavor. 

Most snack chips that are available are fried and loaded up with empty carbs and harmful chemicals. We thought that everyone deserved a tasty, crispy snack that tasted delicious but was also filled with nutrients to support a healthy diet. And thus Outstanding Puffs were born. 

Each bag of these tasty puffs is loaded up with 21 grams of plant-based protein to help fuel you as well as 30% of your daily iron, calcium, vitamin B12, and vitamin D. 

These puffs are also gluten-free, vegan, certified kosher, GMO-free, trans-fat-free, and are a certified plastic neutral product. Compared to other chips, our Take Out Puffs are the hands-down winner. No other brand of chips has this amount of nutrition and flavor. These puffs just can’t be beaten. Go ahead and eat the entire bag cause there’s no guilt here.  

Our Outstanding Puffs come in four different flavors, including Pizza Partay, White Chedda, Chill Ranch, and the puff of the hour, Hella Hot Puffs. If you can handle the heat, then these Hella Hot Puffs are about to rock your world. With paprika, habanero, and ghost pepper spices, Hella Hot Puffs will have your tongue saying ouch, but your brain asking for moreeeee

What Makes These Hella Hot Puffs So Hella Hot?

Hella Hot Outstanding Puff Snacks are the ultimate spicy chip. These crispy, crunchy little spiced-up bites are dusted with a not-so-top-secret spice blend that includes paprika, habanero, and ghost pepper seasonings. You can even tell by the smell of them that they’re gonna be hot, hot, hot!

With just one crunch, you will immediately taste the wrath of this brutal spice blend. As with any spicy snack food, the best way to deal with the heat is to keep on crunching. But don’t worry, with all the nutrients hidden beneath the spice, you can eat the entire bag and call it a healthy meal. 

The Spices Behind The Heat

How did ghost peppers, habanero, and paprika get so spicy? Here is the inside scoop on the spices that make up this Hella Hot treat. 

Paprika

Okay, we know what you're thinking. Paprika isn’t spicy. But did you know that there are three different types of paprika

The paprika that you’re probably thinking of is what is known as sweet paprika. It is made from red and green bell peppers that are dried in the sun. This is the paprika that is commonly used as a garnish for deviled eggs, potato salad and as a final touch of color on several other dishes. This paprika is not very spicy at all but rather colorful and fragrant. 

The second type of paprika is smoked paprika. This paprika originated in Spain, where they dry their bell peppers in a wooden smoke shack over an oak fire giving it a smokey, earthy flavor. This is the iconic flavor that is added to BBQ sauces, salsas, and delicious paella. This type of paprika is smokey but not so spicy. 

The third type of paprika is hot paprika. This paprika comes from Hungary, where it is the star of their national dish, goulash. Goulash is a meaty stew that is red and spicy from this special variety of hot paprika. Instead of being made with sweet red bell peppers, this variety of paprika is made with dried spicy red chili peppers. 

It is not extremely spicy but definitely packs more of a punch than regular paprika. It has a similar spice level to cayenne pepper but is far more fragrant. That’s why we have added it to our especially spicy Hella Hot Puffs. 

Habanero

If you have ever tried a habanero hot sauce, then you know just how spicy these colorful little peppers are. Instead of having a long pointy shape like most peppers, the habanero is fat and short but don’t be deceived by these cute little peppers; they will leave you crying for a glass of milk. 

If you can taste past this little orange pepper’s extremely hot flavor, you will get hints of citrus and smokey finishing notes. 

However, this pepper was once known as the hottest pepper in the world, so more than likely, you will just be crying and searching for a cool-down drink as soon as you bite into this super spicy pepper. We use habanero spices in our Hella Hot Puffs to turn up the heat on these spicy puffs.

Ghost Pepper

Remember when we said that habaneros used to be the hottest pepper in the world? Well, that’s because of the ghost pepper. The ghost pepper, also known as Bhut Jolokia, is a one-time Guinness Book Of World Records champion for the world’s hottest pepper. 

Ever tried a jalapiño? Yeah, well, the ghost pepper is 400 times hotter than a jalapiño...soooo yikes. 

But these super-spicy peppers aren’t all pain; they are also super tasty. That’s why we couldn’t help but use a bit of their spice in our Hella Hot puffs. 

After all, they need to live up to their name, right? In case you are wondering what the current world record holder for spiciest pepper is, the Carolina Reaper. But we didn’t put these in our chips cause, well, we don’t want to hurt you. 

The Scoville Scale: AKA Heat Scale

We can sit here and tell you how hot and tasty these peppers are, but the amount of spice each person can handle is really up to their taste buds at the end of the day. That’s why spice-loving scientists have come up with an objective way to measure and compare spice levels—it’s called the Scoville Scale

The Scoville Scale is a numerical scale that ranks peppers based on their level of spiciness. But how do they measure that? There is a compound found in peppers called capsaicin. The amount of capsaicin found in each pepper determines how spicy they are. The more capsaicin, the more that pepper is gonna make you cry. 

A peppers number on the Scoville scale is measured by Scoville Heat Units or SHU. A pepper’s SHU depends on how much capsaicin is present. So, where do the key pepper spices in Hella Hot Puffs fall on the scale? Glad you asked. Let’s start with the lowest ranking spice in our blend. 

  1. Paprika- This spice has the lowest SHU of any of the peppers in our spice blend. This pepper is at its hottest, 590 SHU. 
  2. Habanero- With the habanero, we are finally spicing things up. At its hottest, this pepper comes in at a whopping 350,000 SHU. So, grab a tissue and maybe a glass of plant-based milk in case you need a cool-down. 
  3. Ghost Pepper- If you can’t handle a habanero, then you definitely can’t handle a ghost pepper. This hella hot pepper is at its hottest 1,041,427 SHU! This spice is no joke. Ghost pepper didn’t come to play, it came to slay!

Hella Hot Challenge and Wrap Up

So, what do you think? Are you ready to accept the Hella Hot Challenge and try out our Hella Hot Outstanding Puff Snacks? Or are you too chicken? 

Be warned this is a super spicy treat! Set yourself up with a backup plan by ordering a bag of Hella Hot Puffs and some Chill Ranch just in case you need a cool down. If you can handle the heat, then you’ll be a Hella Hot Champion. 

You never know, this crispy, spicy, addictive snack might just become your new favorite way to get your spicy fix! 

 

Sources:

There Are 3 Different Types of Paprika — and It Matters Which You Use—Cooking Light.

The Scoville Scale—Chili Pepper Madness

4 thoughts on “Habanero Pepper Guide: Heat, Flavor, Uses”—Pepper Scale

5 thoughts on “Ghost Pepper Guide: Heat, Flavor, Uses”—Pepper Scale

Chili Pepper Scoville Scale—Scoville Scale.org