After only giving away a limited number of cans to spicy food fans earlier this year, Campbell’s has announced their Chunky Ghost Pepper Chicken Noodle Soup will now be sold in stores.
Originally sending cans only to spicy food fans that were willing to sign a “waiver” stating they could handle the heat, Campbell’s ran out of the soup in less than two minutes after 36,000 people signed up to get a can.
Using the Scoville heat unit scale, a tool for measuring the spiciness of peppers, Campbell’s says Chunky’s Ghost Pepper Chicken Noodle Soup is 13 times spicier than Chunky Spicy Chicken Noodle Soup. But, according to Campbell’s, it still has the “true savory flavor of chicken and vegetables.”
“We’ve seen a tremendous response to our Chunky spicy lineup and fans keep asking for more,” Kristina Moses, brand manager, Campbell’s Chunky said in a press release when the soup was first released. “As our spiciest soup to date from Chunky, Ghost Pepper Chicken Noodle answers the call for more heat and we’re excited to see how many brave consumers are willing to sign the ‘waiver’ for the chance to try.”
Chunky Ghost Pepper Chicken Noodle Soup will hit store shelves nationwide this summer for a suggested retail price of $2.99.
While the Ghost Pepper soup is the hottest soup from Campbell’s Chunky line, you can find a few other spicy flavors at your local grocery store as well, like Spicy Steak and Potato, Spicy Sirloin Burger and Spicy Chicken and Sausage Gumbo.
A few other brands also have spicy soups, including Progresso’s Spicy Chicken Tortilla soup and its Spicy Italian Wedding soup. The brand Maruchan also has several spicy flavors of its ramen noodle soups, such as Picante Chicken, Chili, Spicy Miso and Hot and Spicy Beef.
So what about you? Are you brave enough to try Campbell’s new Chunky Ghost Pepper Chicken Noodle Soup?