First of all, what are “Scoville heat units?” Wilbur Scoville, an American pharmacist, developed the Scoville organoleptic test back in 1912. His work also yielded a “Scoville scale,” designed to gauge the pungency (i.e., spiciness, flavor heat) of chili peppers. The units are known as Scoville Heat Units (SHU) and are objectively based on the levels of capsaicinoids (capsaicin) 

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Scoville’s organoleptic test is the most widely accepted and functional way to assess SHUs in a chili pepper (or other food flavored with chili peppers). Granted, the assessment is somewhat subjective, and is based on an individual’s reaction to capsaicinoids when he or she consumes a hot chili pepper.

How Many Scoville Heat Units Are Takis? – Your average Taki flavor, including Takis Fuego, ranges between 8,000 and 11,000 SHUs. There are so many flavors that come in at different SHUs.

So, let’s discuss Takis!

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What Are Takis?

Takis are a brand of rolled snack corn tortilla chips, well-known for a very intense, spicy flavor. You can find them in numerous flavors, including Blue Heat, Crunchy Fajitas, Fuego, and Nitro. If you enjoy spicy foods, Takis are right up your alley!

How Spicy Are Takis Fuego?

Jalapeño peppers are gauged at about 8,000 SHUs, and your average Taki flavors, including Takis Fuego, range between 8,000 and 11,000 SHUs.

What is the Hottest Flavor of Takis?

Takis Fuego is the hottest flavor of Takis. It (purple bag) is a hot chili and lime flavor of Takis and is even hotter than Takis Nitro. Takis Fuego typically rates between 10,500 and 11,000 SHUs. 

What is the Least Hottest Takis Flavor?

Takis Flare is a milder version of the famous chili pepper with lime flavors. Takis Smokin’ Lime is considered the “least hot” flavor of Taki snacks, with a smoked chipotle with lime flavor. Takis Bland Broccoli is another much less spicy option.

How Many Scoville Heat Units Are Blue Takis?

Blue Takis range between 8,000 and 9,000 SHUs, so up there with the average jalapeño, but not as hot as Takis Fuego.

How Hot is 500,000 Scoville units?

The Red Savina Habanero was once the hottest recorded chili pepper, with an SHU rating of around 577,000, recorded in 1994.

The hottest pepper later became the Dragon’s Breath chili pepper developed in St Asaph, Wales, by researchers from Nottingham Trent University. It gauged in at 2.48 million SHUs. Currently, “Pepper X,” created by Ed Currie (who also created the Carolina Reaper chili) is reported to beat out the Dragon’s Breath chili, reportedly containing 3.18 million SHUs.

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Can Takis Burn a Hole in Your Stomach?

There is no evidence that eating Takis can burn a hole in your stomach. You might think Takis feel like they’re burning a hole through you, but they can’t quite compete with your stomach’s own digestive acids. 

If you eat enough of them, you might get a nasty belly ache. You definitely want to monitor your child’s intake of Takis, as in extreme instances, children have had to go to the ER after consuming too many of the spicy snacks.

Are Blue Takis Spicier?

Like all Takis, Blue Takis pack a punch of their own, but they are not the hottest Taki variety. For super hot n spicy, try Takis Nitro or Takis Fuego.

Are Takis Nitro Spicy?

Takis Nitro might sound like they’d be the spiciest Takis flavor, but they aren’t QUITE as spicy as Takis Fuego snacks. Go with Takis Fuego if you want to go as hot as you can.

What’s Hotter: Fuego vs Nitro Flavor Takis?

Nitro Takis definitely pack a punch and outspice most of the other Taki varieties, but Takis Fuego definitely ranks as the spiciest of them all, I’ve found.

Are Takis Vegan? (More of Your Questions Answered!)

Fortunately for vegan snackers who love them some spice, most Taki varieties are indeed vegan. Most of the most popular Taki flavors aren’t made with animal ingredients or byproducts – they are also devoid of eggs and dairy.

The non-vegan Taki flavors include:

  • Guacamole (sodium caseinate from milk)
  • Chipotle Ranch (buttermilk)
  • Crunchy Fajitas (eggs & milk)
  • Nacho Xplosion Zesty Nacho Cheese Flavor (milk-derived whey powder)

Are Blue Takis Halal?

More great news for spicy food snackers, all varieties of Takis are considered to be halal-friendly. Takis are actually very popular in countries like Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, and in other parts of the Muslim world. 

Do the Blue Takis Taste the Same as the Red Ones?

As a rule of thumb, the fiery red Taki flavors are quite a bit spicier and “hotter” than the blue Taki varieties. Blue Takis tend to be less intense in flavor and less spicy than their red counterparts. Blue Takis also tend to feature more lime flavor, and less chile flavor, in my experience. 

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How Do Takis Affect Your Stomach?

As with any chile-flavored food, Taki snacks are quite spicy in flavor, and you’ll do well not to overdo it in their consumption. Too many Takis may cause you gastrointestinal distress. 

Be particularly mindful of your child’s Taki consumption, as eating too many could land him or her in the Emergency Room.

What Flavor Are Red Takis?

Red Takis feature a predominantly chile-based flavor, while other colored Taki varieties (like blue Takis) have other flavors that stand out more than the red ones (like lime or chipotle).

What Are the 17 Flavors of Takis?

17, yes count them, 17 different flavor varieties are available for your Taki crisp snacks. The current flavor lineup is as follows:

Takis Fuego

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Takis Guacamole

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Takis Nitro (Habanero & Lime)

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Takis Wild

Bag of Wild Takis Flavor Chips

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Takis Angry Burger

Bag of Angry Burger Takis Flavor Chips

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Takis Titan

Bag of Titan Takis Flavor Chips

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Takis Lava

Bag of Lava Takis Flavor Chips

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Takis Xtra Hot

Bag of Xtra Takis Flavor Chips

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Takis BBQ Picante

Bag of BBQ Picante Takis Flavor Chips

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Takis Crunchy Fajita

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Takis Xplosion 

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Takis Salsa Brava

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Takis Fuego Azul

A pack of Fuego Azul Takis

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Takis Blue Flame

Bag of Blue Flame Takis Flavor Chips

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Takis Zombie

a package of Zombie flavored Takis

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Takis Blue Heat

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Takis Bland Broccoli

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Takis Nitro (Habanero & Lime)

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Takis Ingredients

Here are the ingredients of Takis.

  • Flour from Corn Masa (lime-processed)
  • Oils from soybeans, canola, and/or palms
  • Salt iodized
  • Glucose
  • Flavors, natural and artificial
  • Citric Acid
  • Protein from SOY
  • Yeast
  • Glutamate monosodium
  • Malt dextrin
  • Diacetate of sodium
  • Hydrogenated SOYABEAN oil
  • Colorants artificial (Red 40 and Yellow 6)
  • Powdered onion
  • Hot Chili Pepper
  • Sodium Inosinate
  • Anticaking silicon dioxide
  • Antioxidants (BHT, TBHQ, PG, BHA)

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