Released in the U.S. back in April, Doritos ‘Roulette’ chips are surely one heck of a hot gamble! One in six chips throughout the bag are said to be rated at 78,000 units on the Scoville scale—10 times hotter than the average jalapeno– but every chip looks exactly the same.
A school in the U.K. was forced to ban the chips from school grounds after a teenage girl stopped breathing due to the spicy tortilla chips.
The Doritos company even put a very specific warning label on each bag of chips.
Frito Lay spokesman stated that people sensitive to spicy foods should heed the warning label.
“We warn people to expect a seriously spicy experience with Doritos Roulette and we make this clear on the pack and in our adverts,” said the spokesperson.
“The front of the pack states ‘Warning: Some of these chips are ultra spicy’, and we also warn that Doritos Roulette are not recommended for young children.”
So if you are in to hot stuff I would suggest giving these a try. If not, stay away…far, far away!
I personally can’t handle hot foods, I tried these chips for the sole purpose of feeding my own curiosity as to just how hot a chip could actually be. My findings….”chip can be pretty damn hot!”.