Hungry for a snack? You're a Southerner, if you're anything like us, a need for heat practically pulses in your snack time veins. Spicy slow cooker Chex Mix? Yes, please. Corn and Jalapeño dip? Make that a double batch. Alabama fire crackers? Stop teasing us.
Now, we've got a new line of defense in the spicy snacks universe and it's a mashup of two of our favorite things: Ritz crackers and Tabasco sauce. For your snacking delight, the Ritz and Tabasco brands have teamed up to unveil Ritz Crisp & Thins Seasoned with Tabasco Pepper Sauce Flavor. These oven-baked crisps have just the right amount of spice built into each potato-and-wheat chips. According to the company press release, they also have 50% less fat per serving than the leading fried potato chips (also worth noting: 21 chips clocks in at a modest 130 calories). To pick up some of these tasty crisps for your personal snacking stash or your next gathering with friends, you can buy a 7.1-ounce bag at major retailers nationwide for a suggested retail price of $2.87.
If you enjoy the Tabasco-flavored chips and want to try other chips in the lineup, there are several other flavors of Ritz's Crisp & Thins. Our go-tos include hits like barbecue, cheddar, and salt & vinegar. (P.S. If you are a Tabasco sauce aficionado, be sure to check out 11 Things You Didn’t Know About Tabasco.)
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Now that we've got ourselves covered for the evening in the spicy snacks department, we guess it's time to start brainstorming some delicious sweet treats to serve alongside these zippy chips. We know we'd feel good about Tabasco-drizzled cupcakes or chocolate chip cookies with a hint of cayenne, but we're not sure our guests would enjoy all that heat as much as we do. Alas, more for us.