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The Spiciest Chip In The World Is So Hot—You Can Only Buy One At A Time

Would you try it?

When it comes to chips, the sentiment is typically “you can never have just one.” But, in this case, you can only have one. In fact, it’s packaged so that you don’t have a choice.

That’s right. Paqui chips has invented what they say is the spiciest chip ever, and they only serve the chip one at a time. Because when it comes to spicy tortilla chips, it’s about quality over quantity.

“It’s the hottest chip you’ll ever have, I can guarantee you that,” the chef, Ed Currie, told Mashable. “After you eat that one chip, trust me, you’re not looking to dig back into the bag and have a second one. So, one chip is what we created to have the experience.”

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The design of the packaging is definitely part of the experience. I mean, this chip is served in a box shaped like a coffin — which should give you a hint as to what you’re about to get yourself into! It’s appropriately called “The Reaper,” and it warns you to “Fear The Reaper.” Yikes!

Apparently, the tortilla chip was created using the Carolina Reaper Pepper. This is the pepper known as the hottest chili pepper on Earth. So, when it comes to spiciness, this chip is no joke. According to Mental Floss, one package (aka, one chip) retails for $4.99.

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If you’re up for the challenge of eating just one of this spicy snack food, then you’re going to want to have some yogurt, milk or honey on hand to help you handle the heat.

Here’s one brave soul who tried the chip, and as you can see in the video below, he’s definitely reaching for his milk as soon as he eats the chip!

“Who made that? Why would you make that?” he says in the video, and then shouts for more milk.

Think you have what it takes to conquer this chip? Well, unfortunately, the super-spicy snacks are currently sold out, so you’ll have to wait until next fall when the company resumes its Paqui Carolina Reaper One Chip Challenge.

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But when fall rolls around, you’ll be able to enter for your chance to win some pretty cool prizes for taking on the Reaper. After all that hotness, you’ll deserve it!

In the meantime, check out some of Paqui’s other tortilla chips. The Haunted Ghost Pepper may not be The Reaper, it sounds pretty darn spicy!

“Light, crispy, and freakin’ hot! Witness the Haunted Ghost Pepper, the scariest of them all,” the company advertises on its website. “These chips will terrify your taste buds. Ours are still hiding under the bed.”

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Or if you’re in the mood for a snack that won’t make you break out in a sweat, try to Wild, Wild Ranch flavor chips.

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[h/t: Mental Floss]

RELATED: Looking for something a little less spicy? Check out this recipe for delicious, homemade tortilla chips!