Taco Bell's New Nacho Fries Made with World's Former Hottest Pepper

The Mexican joint’s most hyped item is now its spiciest.

By Ethan L. Johns
August 20, 2018

Image: Taco Bell

If you were obsessed with Taco Bell’s viral nacho fries when they were released for a limited time earlier this year, listen up, because you’re about to get all hot and bothered.

Taco Bell announced last week that, in addition to the re-release of its craveable nacho fries, it was now testing two spicy variations for a limited time: “Rattlesnake Nacho Fries” and “Reaper Ranch Nacho Fries,” which are made with one of the world’s spiciest chili peppers.

The Reaper Ranch fries can be ordered alone or in a “Supreme” version. When purchased alone, the fries come with a spicy dipping sauce that features the Carolina Reaper—a pepper which can be about one thousand times spicier than a jalapeño. When ordered supreme, the fries come with ground beef, oozing cheese and some sour cream to make it all a bit easier on your poor mouth.

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The Rattlesnake fries are similar but not nearly as spicy. When ordered supreme, they come with pickled jalapeños, cheese and steak. The dish can be rolled up into a tortilla for flavorful portability.

The products, which are testing exclusively at two locations in Columbus, Ohio, are available for a very limited time, but thanks to popular demand the regular nacho fries will be available through the middle of September, so stock up while you can.

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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