REVIEW: Taco Bell Reaper Ranch Tortilla Chips

Taco Bell Reaper Ranch Tortilla Chips

What are Taco Bell Reaper Ranch Tortilla Chips?

Based on the popular (I’m guessing) supreme fries and not-so-supreme burritos that were featured on the Taco Bell menu a short time ago, this is the home-game version of the Reaper Ranch flavor of the famed sauce, now in the form of a heavily-dusted tortilla chip.

How are they?

As I sat there, my mouth burning in a Carolina-based pepper-fueled ecstasy of sorts, I have to admit that I did like these Reaper Ranch spin-offs more than their Taco Bell menu board counterparts. On a tortilla chip, while the Reaper peppers are hotter than ever and the Ranch is also far more prominent, the notable flavoring beautifully covers the light and airy triangles of corn to great effect.

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Munching these considerately and carefully, I realized that years of sampling different Doritos concoctions have trained me to graciously accept the surprisingly different flavors of these Taco Bell tortilla chips. Remember those Wasabi Doritos? I loved those and, if I may, I love these as well.

Is there anything else you need to know?

After handling the Reaper Ranch chips, remember to immediately wash your hands thoroughly before touching or rubbing your eyes. It took me almost twenty minutes to get the mace-like burning to become somewhat manageable.


The Taco Bell Reaper Ranch Tortilla Chips can really do no wrong, finding the niche that the fries and burrito never could. Too bad, though, that Taco Bell hasn’t made the Reaper Ranch sauce available as a kicky party dip. Imagine the meta-dining dipping these chips into that sauce. The fiery mind reels.

Purchased Price: $1.29
Size: 3.5 oz. bag
Purchased at: Walmart
Rating: 8 out of 10
Nutrition Facts: (1 oz.) 150 calories, 8 grams of fat, 0.5 grams of saturated fat, 120 milligrams of sodium, 17 grams of carbohydrates, 1 gram of dietary fiber, 1 gram of sugar, and 2 grams of protein.

2 thoughts to “REVIEW: Taco Bell Reaper Ranch Tortilla Chips”

  1. Randomly noticed these chips in Walmart, and thought why not. I love Paqui Haunted Ghost Pepper chips, so heat is never an issue for me, and while I dont find Reaper Ranch chips to be as hot as Paqui’s, they do have a beautiful kick of reaper pepper that is well paired with the cool ranch flavor. These Taco Bell Reaper Ranch chips have murdered Doritos, and I’m hoping they stay available for a very long time. Love these chips, Thank You Taco Bell!

  2. I am sorry the Reaper chips that Taco Bell brought out does not even have a kick. The Fire chips have more kick than the reaper chips. If you looking for a good chip to eat try the fire. But have not found the Diablo chips yet. The Reaper does not have the burn in the mouth or on the stomach for me. To me this is a fail for calling it the Reaper chip.

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