Taco Bell Introduces Flamin' Option with Diablo Tortilla Chips

Roll the dice with tortilla spice.

By Ethan L. Johns
October 01, 2018

Image: Taco Bell

When Taco Bell first released a line of tortilla chips flavored with its beloved sauce packets back in March, one thing was missing: face-melting heat.

America’s favorite Mexican restaurant (yes, you read that correctly) announced on Monday that it was releasing a new tortilla chip, flavored with its oft-demanded “Diablo” sauce.

Diablo—which was originally a limited-edition sauce packet before becoming a permanent menu fixture in 2016—is the spiciest taco topper in the chain restaurant’s repertoire. Characterized by its burning hot peppers and a hint of lime, Diablo will rival other Flamin’ Hot snack products with customers looking for a challenge.

Like the restaurant sauce packets, each 3.5-ounce bag of Diablo tortilla chips will include “saucy wisdoms” printed on their “dark and smoky packaging.”

The limited-edition chips will be available at 7-Eleven for the entire month of October, so naturally Taco Bell recommends pairing its “hottest chip yet” with an ice-cold Slurpee to soothe the tongue burn.

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About Ethan L. Johns

Ethan is the Food News Writer at Genius Kitchen. An expert on the Parisian bistrot, he likes bitters and salted butters, and is no fan of dessert unless it's made with fruit. His hobbies include reading up on the history of borscht and attempting to roll perfect couscous by hand. Twits & Instagram @EthanLJohns