Best spicy snacks that are far from bland and boring

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These spicy snacks keep bland and boring off the table.

Ready to turn up the heat? These spicy snacks might bring a little fire to your mouth, but in a good way. When boring and bland need to be banished from the table, these tasty treats will satisfy. Even if you prefer a tame flavor explosion, it is time to turn up the flavor volume.

When thinking about spicy snacks, the food trend continues to grow. From the classic Flamin’ Hot varieties to globally inspired flavors, the snack aisle is overflowing with tasty treats. The only question on the is, how much heat can you handle?

Thinking about spicy flavors, the key is thinking about the Scoville Index. The higher Scoville level means the bolder the spicy flavor. While heat tolerance can grow over time, it is important to know your limits. No one wants to be drinking milk at the table.

FoodSided recommends these spicy snacks.

Huy Fong Original Sriracha Almonds

Why have smoked almonds when you can have Sriracha Almonds. The Huy Fong Original Sriracha Almonds are available exclusively at Sam’s Club. These almonds are the only brand with the authentic Huy Fong Sriracha seasoning.

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Huy Fong Original Sriracha Almonds, photo provided by Sam’s Club /

Although many people enjoy grabbing a handful as a snack, these spicy almonds are delicious tossed in a salad, used on a cheese board or a bunch of other options, too.

The Huy Fong Original Sriracha Almonds are $10.98 for a 24 oz bag at Sam’s Club.

Flamin’ Hot Cheetos Popcorn

Although Flamin’ Hot Cheetos are a spicy staple, the Flamin’ Hot Cheetos Popcorn are taking over snack time. In a way, one handful is followed by another handful. It is impossible to stop until your fingers are covered in Cheetle and the bag is empty.

Krakatoa Hot Chips

For the truly spicy connoisseur, the Krakatoa Hot Chips feature some of the boldest, spiciest flavors. While the Hot Hot Honey Pot is subtle, the Black Magic with Ghost Pepper is the truly extreme. If you are looking to maximize the heat, these hot chips definitely deliver.

Krakatoa Hot Chips are available in various flavors. They can be purchased online and in select retailers.

Ruffles Jalapeno and Lime chips

Sometimes a subtle heat is the most craveable. The Ruffles Jalapeno and Lime chips were created in partnership with NBA superstar Anthony Davis. A blend of heat and tangy, these chips are quite tasty. Perfect on their own or even better served with a hamburger, these chips always hit the spot.

These spicy snacks are just a few of the many options that are available on the overflowing snack aisle. Whether you want a potato chip, popcorn or nuts, there is an option that will satisfy your every craving.

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What are your favorite spicy snacks or do you prefer snacks to be a little less bold?