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Spicy exchange / 2022

6 spicy novelty foods from 2022 you won’t believe are real

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With the highest-ever levels of interest in hot sauce and spicy foods and strong market growth, 2022 is shaping up to be a great year for spice lovers.

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Even the biggest brands are jumping on the spicy bandwagon. But be quick to grab them, they are all offered only on a limited-time basis — some are already gone!

Big brands are taking note...

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Flamin' Hot Mountain Dew

Early this year Flamin’ Hot Mountain Dew launched to major grocery stores. It combines the flavors of lemon-lime soda + flamin' hot cheetos.

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General Mills also jumped on the spicy novelty bandwagon with a fiery remix of my favorite cereal ever — Cinnamon Toast Crunch.

Cinnafuego Toast Crunch

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Zaxby’s Tongue Torch hot sauce popsicles

In September of 2022, Zaxby’s announced a limited run of sauce-flavored popsicles, including their Tongue Torch hot sauce.

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In September, Van Leeuwen announced a partnership with Tapatio in creating a Mexican hot chocolate-flavored ice cream.

Tapatio ice cream

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BK's Ghost Pepper Whopper

We’re sad to say,  it's too late to try the Ghost Pepper Whopper. This fiery sandwich was available only between Oct 17-31 to Royal Perks Members via their mobile app.

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In a viral stunt, Tajín partnered up with Pop Tarts to sell this kit of sweet and spicy goodness for a very limited time. It was launched to promote Tajin’s all-new fruity Chamoy hot sauce.

Pop Tarts x Tajín

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