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Exploring the Fiery World of Spicy Hot Pepper Candy & Soda!


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Did you know that eating spicy food is actually a good way to cool your body down in the summertime? I know it sounds counterproductive, eating food that warms your body and makes you sweat, but sweating is one of the primary methods the body uses to cool itself off. But don’t rush to your super-hot bottles of hot sauces just yet. New, spicy hot pepper candy and soda products are here to offer a tongue-searing fiesta of flames that will make you turn red, and set your tastebuds ablaze!

The extreme heat of spicy foods has become somewhat of a viral trend on social media apps like TikTok and Instagram lately. Spicy foods have become all the rage nowadays, and there’s even a major motion picture, written entirely about the Flamin’ Hot Cheetos origin story.

As more and more people seek out the thrill of testing their spicy boundaries, the hottest peppers keep getting hotter and hotter!

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Some of the hottest chili peppers used in foods today are:

  • Carolina Reaper: Invented in 2012 by Ed Currie, this pepper currently holds the title for the hottest pepper in the world, as certified by the Guinness Book of World Records. Containing upwards of 2.2 million Scoville heat units (SHU), this pepper was bred for absolutely insane heat and is only for those hoping to experience truly painful levels of spice.

  • Trinidad Mourga Scorpion: Coming in just slightly under the Carolina Reaper at 2 million on the Scoville scale, this pepper packs a formidable heat that just keeps building. Eating this pepper is much like eating a live scorpion who stings your insides for hours after consumption.

  • Ghost Pepper: This pepper packs a haunting heat that can easily surpass one million Scoville heat units. Originally hailing from India, the ghost pepper is guaranteed to send shivers down your spine and haunt you in your dreams.

  • Habanero: The habanero pepper brings a delightful heat that has become very popular in the United States over recent years. With its fruity flavor and a Scoville rating that can reach up to 350,000 heat units, it's just enough heat to tempt the daring, while still being somewhat accessible to the average American consumer.

  • Scotch Bonnet: Hailing from the exotic islands of the Caribbean, the Scotch bonnet is a close cousin to the habanero but with its own unique twist. Its name comes from its shape, resembling that of the traditional Scottish tam o' shanter cap. With a sweet and fiery disposition, this pepper will give you a tropical taste volcano, hitting around 100,000 to 350,000 Scoville heat units.

  • Cayenne pepper: This type of Capsicum annuum is believed to originate from French Guiana and is typically dried, then ground into a powder form before it’s added to food. Cayenne is hot, coming in at 50,000 SHU, but not too hot for the average person to enjoy with their meals.

  • Jalapeno: Perhaps the most common spicy pepper, the jalapeno is the preferred pepper in the United States. With a relatively milder heat, ranging from 2,500 to 8,000 Scoville heat units, the jalapeno is the perfect way to add a little spice to your favorite foods, without overwhelming your palate.

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Many of these peppers have been meticulously bred over centuries of cross-pollination by humans. Evidence shows that some of the earliest peppers were cultivated in South and Central America over 6,000 years ago. Over that time, peppers got spicier and spicier, mostly due to human intervention. And new contenders for the world’s hottest pepper are being created all the time. One, called "Pepper X" is said to be twice as hot as the Carolina reaper, but that hasn't been confirmed just yet.

Humans happen to be the only species that will actively seek out hot and spicy food. Some say it’s psychological thrill seeking, like the excitement we get from riding a rollercoaster, or from watching a scary movie. Others think it might be attributed to the numerous health benefits we get from eating spicy peppers. Either way, spicy food is an ongoing phenomenon that won’t be going anywhere, anytime soon.

Now, at this point you may be wondering: “What the heck does all of this have to do with candy?” Well, now we’re about to get to the really fun part! New spicy candy and soda products are taking the internet by storm, and Redstone Foods has some of the best options available in the candy industry!

Some Amazing Spicy Hot Pepper Candy & Soda Products That Are Available Today:

GGB Gummy Peppers

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Buckle up and get ready for a journey to the heart of sweet heat, where gummy spicy chili peppers throw a fiesta of fiery flavors, and your mouth becomes a mosh pit of molten magic. Giant Gummy Bear, or GGB of Raleigh really put their heart and soul into these gummy peppers.

Choose from the insanely hot ghost pepper candy gummies with cherry flavor, habanero pepper gummies with orange flavor, or jalapeno pepper gummies with a sour apple flavor. You could even test your might with all 3 flavors packed into one, with the GGB Multi-Flavored Gummy Pepper!

GGB Carolina Reaper Blazing Bear

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Another great entry from GGB is their Carolina Reaper Blazing Bears. These are not your average hot cinnamon bear, as they pack the heat of the Carolina Reaper, coming in at 1.5 to 2.3 million Scoville units! These are indeed some of the hottest gummy candies ever created and consuming them may cause extreme discomfort. The ultimate thrill seekers' delight, these fiery bears will have you roaring with excitement as the ensuing adrenaline rush may have you writing on the ground, and begging for mercy!

Jelly Belly Bean Boozled Fiery Five

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Jelly Belly's Bean Boozled Fiery Five, is a wild ride for your taste buds that will ignite your senses and set your taste receptors ablaze! Dare to take on new challenges as you spin the wheel of fate and brace yourself for a volcanic explosion of fiery flavors.

Ranging from sizzling Sriracha to blazing Carolina Reaper, each Fiery Five jelly bean holds a surprise, leaving you thrilled, laughing, crying, and maybe even scrambling for the nearest glass of cool, refreshing milk! Let the spicy roulette begin! This is a taste adventure you won’t soon forget!

Rocket Fizz Hot Pepper Sodas

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Have you ever thought of quenching your thirst with a liquid version of a spicy hot pepper? Neither have we, but that didn’t stop Rocket Fizz from creating their line of 4 incredibly hot sodas! With the flavors: jalapeno, habanero, ghost pepper, and Nevada reaper, these sodas are definitely not meant for thirst quenching, they are more for thrill seeking! Each 12oz bottle is sweetened with pure cane sugar and has everything your heat-seeking customers are searching for!

Vidal Filled Chili Pepper Gummies

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These sweet chili pepper, cherry-flavored gummies are filled with a hot and spicy chili ooze that will make your senses come alive! These sassy, spicy treats are here to give your mouth a thrilling sizzle that it won't soon forget.

Feel the sweet and tangy exterior dance on your palate, only to be taken by surprise when the zesty chili filling erupts with a burst of fiery flavor! It's a rollercoaster ride for your senses, a fiesta of fun in every bite – so don’t miss out on Vidal Filled Chili Pepper Gummies! These are also available in bulk.

Crazy Pina Hot Jellies – Pineapple

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Mexican candy has always packed some sweet and spicy heat. Ravi Candy’s Crazy Pina Hot Jellies are no different! These little hot jelly gems are covered in salt and chili powder, for just the right amount of heat and sweetness that results in perfect flavor harmony. These luscious pineapple clouds offer a truly mouthwatering adventure that you surely must try!

CIMA Confections Hot Chili Pops

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CIMA Confection’s Hot Chili Pops are the perfect blend of sweet, spicy and sour – all in one incredible lollipop! Each pop is dipped in spicy chili powder on one side, and a sour fruity flavor on the other side. The convenient display box contains an assortment of fruity flavors: watermelon, pineapple, orange, lemon, mango and green apple. This tantalizing tango of flavors offers your customers a fruity, spicy and sour rush like no other lollipop has dared to before!

Hot and spicy candy is a growth market whose potential has not yet reached its limit. These candies appeal to children and adults of all ages, as more and more people seek out adventure when they’re craving a sweet treat. Whether you’re looking for a spicy candy bar, a hot soda, or a chili pepper flavored gummy, Redstone Foods always keeps up on the latest trends, and has what your customers will be looking for.

If you're a candy shop owner, don't miss out on the chance to partner with us! Sign up for an account on our website today, or simply give us a call to embark on a journey with Redstone Foods, and see why we are America's favorite candy distributor!

We can't wait to welcome you aboard and showcase why our spicy hot pepper products will be a resounding success for your candy store. Let's join forces, and sweeten the world together, one customer at a time!