Feugo Takis made you caught red-handed after eating them, owing to their intense red color. Then came Takis Blue Heat flavor to make you “blue-handed” and shock you with their possibly intense flavor, as John Cena declared them to be. So, many of us, including you and me, started wondering if Blue Takis are spicy.
This was when I extended my research instead of merely tasting these blue tortilla chips. I got to know how spicy Blue Takis are and what heat score they have on the Scoville scale.
Do you want to know about my findings?
Keep reading this blog post.
Let’s Start with Knowing What Blue Takis Are.
Before we dive into their spiciness, let’s get acquainted with this “Smurfy” thing, Blue Takis. These eye-catching blue snacks are part of the Takis family, which includes popular flavors like Fuego (fire), Nitro, and Crunchy Fajita.
Blue Takis have a vibrant blue color that immediately captures your attention. However, their distinctive hue doesn’t necessarily indicate their spiciness but emphasizes that blue means cooler Takis–lesser heat.
Exploring The Flavor Profile of Blue Heat Takis
If you can recall Fuego, aka. Red Takis were advertised as having an intensity of heat. And as a sequel, Blue Takis was advertised as “intense.”
Did it mean they should be spicy?
How have I found them?
The Blue Takis didn’t amaze me with intense heat, but their tanginess and limey tart flavor proved enough to blow my mind. These chips have a zesty and dominantly sour flavor, which makes them stand out in the Takis lineup.
But what About the Blue Takis heat?
Blue Takis are not spicy; they lack chili flavor, but are intensely sour. They fall among the milder versions of Takis in terms of heat, with the Scoville score of 8,000 SHU. It means their heat level is comparable to mildly spicy jalapeño peppers. The hottest, Fuego Takis, scored 15,000 SHU, comparable to averagely spicy Chile de Arbol peppers. So, the Blue Takis have 39-40% less heat–they’re not spicy.
Some people may define Blue Takis as one of the least spicy options in the Takis family. It’s a half-truth: the mildest Xplosion Takis score 2,500 Scoville units.
So, if you enjoy a little heat kick without feeling like your taste buds are under attack, Blue Takis might be the perfect choice for you. They offer a subtle and enjoyable spiciness that won’t leave you reaching for a glass of milk.
The Sourness Factor—A Punch of Taste in Blue Takis
Let’s discuss the actual intense flavor of Blue Takis and their tartness. Blue Heat Takis offers a tangy twist that tickles your taste buds. When you bite into these rolled-up corn tortilla chips, you’ll notice a zesty, sour kick that adds a burst of flavor to each crunch.
The sourness is like a friendly, citrusy slap on the tongue, not overpowering, but enough to make your mouth water. It’s a pleasant contrast to the heat, which is present but not overwhelming.
So, if you’re looking for a snack that combines a tanginess with a hint of spice, Blue Heat Takis might be your new go-to munchies!
So, Are Takis Blue Heat Spicy?
Blue Takis are not incredibly spicy compared to some of their fiery siblings. Advertisements as intense are just “over-rating” them. Instead, they offer a delightful combination of highly tangy but mildly spicy flavors, making them a unique and enjoyable snack option. Whether you like Blue Takis or not depends on your taste preferences.
YET, the next time you’re at the store and see that vibrant blue bag of Takis, give them a shot!