October 19, 2020
The Paqui One Chip Challenge takes the dare to eat just one to a whole new level. No, a whole new universe. Paqui sees that bet and raises it one searing tongue, watering eyes and a couple gallons of milk.
If you thought Takis vs. Cheetos was intense, watch as Gopuff employees take on the Paqui #OneChipChallenge and eat a single tortilla chip from hell. One chip. That’s all. And that’s when the…uh…fun begins.
At first, some don’t seem too bothered by the chip liberally seasoned with the world’s hottest Carolina Reaper peppers and other ridiculously hot scorpion and Sichuan peppers. Then the heat shows up. Other challengers clearly regret their decision immediately.
What is the Paqui #OneChipChallenge?
Do you dare take the Paqui #OneChipChallenge? Packaged in a coffin (that’s your first warning that this is no joke, btw), this eye-watering, mouth-searing chip is dusted with the world’s hottest Carolina Reaper peppers, plus Scorpion Pepper & Sichuan. Better add some milk and ice cream to your cart, while you’re at it.
Eat just one. That’s it. That’s the whole challenge. Can you do it?
Don’t believe the hype? Paqui’s #OneChipChallenge site comes with a warning:
DO NOT EAT IF YOU ARE SENSITIVE TO SPICY FOODS, ALLERGIC TO PEPPERS, NIGHTSHADES OR CAPSAICIN, OR ARE PREGNANT OR HAVE ANY MEDICAL CONDITIONS. KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN. AFTER TOUCHING THE CHIP, WASH YOUR HANDS WITH SOAP AND DO NOT TOUCH YOUR EYES OR OTHER SENSITIVE AREAS. SEEK MEDICAL ASSISTANCE SHOULD YOU EXPERIENCE DIFFICULTY BREATHING, FAINTING OR EXTENDED NAUSEA.
Pro Tip: Wear protection! Consider wearing some vinyl gloves while handling this chip. You know, if you want to touch your face or any other body parts in the next month. And take your contacts out before smashing this challenge, especially if you’re going without protection. Because you’ll definitely feel it.
Get the lowdown on capsaicin and the Scoville scale and geek out on the science behind spicy foods and why spicy feels like heat. Check out where the Carolina Reaper lands on the Scoville heat scale below.
So, are you up for the #OneChipChallenge?