That’s not to say these potato chips are bad – they’re just bad at being spicy. Advertisement. I’ve had BBQ flavored potato chips that are spicier. If you smell the bag, you might think “Oh, these smell like they might be slightly spicy”. ~William Shakespeare, Twelfth Night, Act I, Scene III. Not just hot, and not just really hot, but like legendarily, pinnacle of the pepper pyramid hot. The shelves of your neighborhood grocery store are filled with vegan copycats of classic snack foods like dairy-free Dark Chocolate Sunflower Seed Butter Cups and Chili & Lime Flavored Rolled Corn Tortilla Chips. ( Log Out /  Final Synopsis: It would be hard for these potato chips to be much less spicy. I just never thought I’d find them under the guise of ghost pepper chips. Dietary Lists For the love of wit (and a few other reasons), a vegan claim on Trader Joe’s private label means the product is free of all animal products and/or by-products—including meat, poultry, fish, eggs, dairy, honey, gelatin, lanolin and confectioner’s glaze, and carmine. Trader Joe’s Product Ranking and Table of Contents, Trader Joe’s Whole Wheat Butternut Squash Gyoza, Trader Joe’s Pumpkin Spice Rooibos Herbal Blend Tea, Trader Joe’s Morroccan Style Mint Tea – Kettle Brewed, Trader Joe’s French Roast Cold Brew Coffee Concentrate. Change ), You are commenting using your Twitter account. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: You are commenting using your account. Every now and then the populous at large latches onto some bit of esoterica that seems like it should otherwise be languishing in obscurity. But by calling them Ghost Pepper Chips, and then doubling down on all their website and product copy about how insanely hot they are, Trader Joe’s is just making a fool of itself. We do our best to keep the information as up to date and as accurate as possible, but we do introduce and discontinue products all the time, so keep your eyes open and always read product labels. > Finally, an only-sorta spicy potato chip I can enjoy! Trader Joe's Smoked Ghost Chilies with Grinder, 0.7 oz - 2-PACK 4.8 out of 5 stars 7 Paqui Spicy Hot Tortilla Chips, Gluten Free Snacks, Haunted Ghost Pepper, (6) 2oz Bags Most other ghost pepper-themed foods, like Popeyes’ Ghost Pepper Wings or Taco Bell’s Dare Devil Grillers, have fallen flat on their promise to deliver true ghost pepper heat. Now that the season of pumpkin madness has subsided, and the cooling winds of dark November have arrived, I can finally catch up on a backlog of other, truly out-there Trader Joe’s products that they tried to slip onto the shelves without anyone noticing. Banana peppers are about 100 units, a good jalapeno pepper is about 1,000 SHUs. On the other hand, sometimes they come out the gate with what sounds like a great idea but absolutely fail to deliver on it. I’ve spoken at length before about my light weight, or “chili wuss”, status when it comes to spicy foods. So what in heaven and hell could Trader Joe’s have been thinking when they released the absolutely mildest, gentlest “spicy” potato chip I’ve ever tasted? I’m deeply grateful there’s a mainstream grocery store that regards the average American consumer highly enough to gamble their business on such unusual products. Add this to a vegan breakfast burrito with potatoes, tofu scramble, avocado, and salsa. Trader Joe's Ghost Pepper Potato Chips. Post was not sent - check your email addresses! Sir Andrew: "I am a great eater of beef and I believe that does harm to my wit." ( Log Out /  Buy Trader Joe's food on Amazon #ad . If Trader Joe’s has a failing, it’s that it sometimes over promsises. Four times hotter than pepper spray – that’s the ghost chile for you. In this case, there is no hyperbole or exaggeration. Create a free website or blog at This item: Trader Joe's Smoked Ghost Chilies with Grinder, 0.7 oz $19.99 ($28.56 / 1 Ounce) Only 3 left in stock - order soon. My brothers and cousins can all pile them into their mouths by the truck full, but even the gentler brands often leave me sweating.