If you just can’t get enough of the hot pepper taste, it seems you’re in luck! No longer is snack food reserved simply for those with a sweet tooth or those who crave an extra dose of salt in their diet. The latest trend in snack food is on fire, and it’s not just the food’s popularity that’s heating up.
From cookies to chips, it seems everyone wants to get in on the hot food craze, including some of the biggest names in the snack food industry. Take, for example, the new hot and spicy flavors just announced by the Oreo cookie company. No longer can some cookie fans expect to only find a white cream filling sandwiched between two chocolate wafers. The latest trend for the 100-year plus cookie is spice. First came the Hot & Spicy Cinnamon Oreo, followed up most recently by the Hot Chicken Wing & Wasabi-flavored Oreo. Don’t break out in a sweat just yet, though, because right now they’re only available in China. If you just can’t wait any longer, Lay’s stands ready to quench your thirst for hot flavors with everything from Flamin’ Hot chips to the company’s Sweet Southern Heat Barbecue-flavored chips. You can also pick up a bag of Lay’s Fiery Habanero chips, try for a limited edition bag of Lay’s Sriracha-flavored chips or go for some jalapeno-flavored snack food.
If that’s not enough, Cheez-It makes a Sriracha-flavored snack mix, Fritos makes spicy jalapeno-flavored corn chips and Snyder’s makes Hot Buffalo Wing Pretzel Pieces. Of course you can always add some heat to any snack or meal by topping it off with one of your favorite hot sauce flavors. Whether you’re craving a spicy cookie, chip or pretzel, there’s plenty of spice to go around when it comes to the hottest craze in snack food.