Chili pepper and chocolate is a terrific pairing, but the joy doesn’t stop there. In fact, there are a lot of spicy candy varieties that use chili peppers in their creation, from lollipops to jelly beans and a whole lot more. Whether it’s for Halloween candy for the adults or for a summertime barbecue sweet snack with kick, you’ve got spicy candy options that are sure to delight.
Here are our five favorite spicy candies that will definitely be a hot hit the next time a little sweets craving comes about.
YumEarth Organic Hot Chili Pops
Tasty, spicy and all natural!
What a terrific mix these lollipops are. They’ve got the terrific kick you expect, but the flavors as a whole? It’s pretty magical. If you’re used to store-bought lollipops made with artificial ingredients, then you’re really in for a treat. You can taste the difference with organic lollipops. All natural ingredients change the flavors completely.
Lindt Excellence Chili Dark Chocolate Bar
Lindt makes exceptional chocolate, period.
We’ve enjoyed the amazing flavor of Lindt’s sea salt chocolate bar for years, and it was our favorite – but after trying the Lindt chili dark chocolate bar, there’s a new must-have in town, if only by a hair. For those looking for big spice and major heat, look elsewhere. This is mild spice, not a “smack you around” experience. Just a hint of the heat that makes chilies so amazing. And that’s enough as Lindt’s chocolate is really the star here. It’s a rich and complex dark chocolate bar.
Taza Chocolate Mexicano Chocolate Disc, Guajillo Chili
Great for snacking on and perfect for spicy hot chocolate.
If you’re looking for a spicy chocolate with more of a traditional feel, then opt for Taza Mexican chocolate discs. The chocolate is stone ground, so the texture has a slight grit to it. Very traditional in taste. And the spice? Guajillo chilies are used to give this chocolate a mild kick. Those dried chilies range around 2,500 to 5,000 on the Scoville scale, so it’s akin to a jalapeño in spice. You can snack on the discs themselves, or you could opt for making a very tasty traditional Mexican hot chocolate from them. Yum!
Tabasco Jelly Beans
Spicy jelly beans are such a treat, and this mix takes the cake.
The famous Tabasco hot sauce stars in this Jelly Belly staple. It may not sound
Sonoran Spice Cinnamon Ghost Pepper Gumballs
Featuring the infamous Bhut Jolokia…
Cinnamon itself already has a nice little bite to it, but it’s no match for Sonoran Spice’s ghost pepper powder. These gumballs feature this super-hot spice, making the chewing experience one you will never, ever forget. Note – it’s not as hot as a ghost pepper itself here – think an extra hot Red Hots level of heat. You can also go hotter with their Carolina Reaper version.