FAST FOOD NEWS: Popeyes Ghost Pepper Wings

Popeyes Ghost Pepper Wings

Heat your mouth while the rest of your body freezes this winter with Popeyes new Ghost Pepper Wings. The ghost pepper, otherwise known as the bhut jolokia, was once the hottest pepper in the world. But now it’s the third hottest pepper in the world and has made its way into the fast food world.

Popeyes Ghost Pepper Wings aren’t the first ghost pepper product from a major fast food chain. Earlier this year, Jack in the Box came out with a chicken sandwich that used a ghost pepper ranch sauce.

To infuse their wings with ghost pepper flavor, Popeyes marinates them for 12 hours in a blend of peppers that includes the ghost pepper. Then their wingettes and drumettes are battered and breaded in a southern style crispy coating and fried.

Popeyes Ghost Pepper Wings are available now through January 25 at participating locations. You can get six wings with a buttermilk biscuit and buttermilk ranch dipping sauce for $3.99. They are also available as a combo meal or a 12-piece box.

If you’ve attempted to burn your mouth with Popeyes Ghost Pepper Wings, let us know what you think of them in the comments.

(Image via Popeyes website.)

8 thoughts on “FAST FOOD NEWS: Popeyes Ghost Pepper Wings

  1. It definitely had some intense spicy scent but didn’t taste spicy to me (I love spicy foods).
    It was spicier than regular spicy chickens on the rack, but it’s hard to believe ghost pepper is used.

  2. I LOVE you the ghost pepper wings!! Please make them a permanent menu item!! It’s been a long time since I found wings with a flavor I found “enjoyable”! I eat spicy foods & most food is very bland. These wings are AMAZING!! Nice tingle on the tongue & lips!! The crunchiness & flavor are the best!! Whoever thought up this flavor is a combination is a genius!!

  3. I LOVE the ghost pepper wings!! Please make them a permanent menu item!! It’s been a long time since I found wings with a flavor I found “enjoyable”! I eat spicy foods & most food is very bland. These wings are AMAZING!! Nice tingle on the tongue & lips!! The crunchiness & flavor are the best!! Whoever thought up this flavor is a combination is a genius!!

  4. Had these other day in Northern California. You could purchase 6 wings by themselves for 3.99 or get a combo for 5.99. While these wings were hotter than the usual spicy fried chicken and did linger a bit longer on the tongue, I feel that the ghost pepper description seems a bit misleading. Just tastes like fried chicken with a heavy dose of cayenne. Biggest disappointment was their size.. each wing was maybe 2.5 inches in size.

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