This is the ghost pepper. It’ll be sure to sneak up on us. So when we bit into these chips for the first time, we expected an immediate searing sensation to spread across our tongues. This was not the case. Where we expected a spicy pepper flavor, we got BBQ..
Trader Joe's Ghost Chili Lattice Cut Potato Chips are made with a special spicy Ghost Pepper seasoning. While they don't completely boast the 1,000,000 Scoville units of their namesake, they should still be pretty hot.
Where did the Ghost Pepper come from? What probably happened was that the chili pepper, during its 16 century global trek, arrived through unknown means to northeast India, where it was planted in a unique climate, bred by local hands, and, voila (italic), the spiciest chili pepper in the world.