Popeyes Now Sells Wings Made with One of the Hottest Peppers on Earth

Popeyes new ghost pepper wings are seriously not for the faint of heart
Popeyes Now Sells Wings Made with One of the Hottest Peppers on Earth

Does it come with a box of tissues to wipe away your tears?

Popeyes has come out with a daring new menu item: ghost pepper wings, marinated for 12 hours in a blend of spices, including the dangerously hot ghost pepper. The ghost pepper is the seventh-hottest pepper and is the first pepper to scientifically test for over one million Scoville units. There are plenty of people who have posted tearful videos of themselves eating a ghost pepper to YouTube. It sounds pretty terrifying, but luckily, seem to only use the essence of the ghost pepper’s fiery heat: “harnessing the heat of the peppers in the marinade, giving the wings just the right amount of intensity.”

“These are wings as only Popeyes can make them with a bold, spicy flavor that hearkens back to our Louisiana culinary heritage,” said Hector Munoz, Chief Marketing Officer, U.S., said in a press release. “At Popeyes, we know that we set the culinary standard for bone-in chicken and new flavor adventures. We know our guests are going to love them.”

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Just don’t expect the wings to be “burn your face off” hot. Popeyes is, after all, a national chain. The wings will be available as a six- or 12-piece meal at limited locations from now until the end of January.