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Taco Bell Is Making A New, Super-Spicy 'Reaper' Quesarito


"Usually, Taco Bell relies on stuffing its latest stunt foods with insane combinations of meat and cheese to appeal to your nocturnal inner glutton. But now, it looks like the Doritos Locos fast food chain is betting on a decidedly different ingredient for an all-new menu item: super-spicy Carolina Reaper peppers.

Taco Bell calls it the Reaper Ranch Quesarito, and just as its name suggests, the cheesy burrito is made with a sauce containing the red and gnarled pepper that was once considered the spiciest in the world. To be clear, Carolina Reapers are no joke. They can register as high as 2,200,000 on the Scoville Heat Unite (SHU) scale, which according to a ranking by PepperHead.com, is about 200 times spicier than an jalapeno. In fact, only two other peppers on the planet claim to be hotter than the Reaper, though it doesn't seem like there's a definitive ruling on this."

Read the full article by Tony Merevick here.

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