AUSTIN, MINN. – Hormel Foods Corp. has announced the launch of a limited-time only (LTO) canned chili featuring the heat of both ghost peppers and Carolina reaper peppers to offer heat seeking chili fans the next level. The combination of ghost and Carolina reaper peppers total more than 3 million Scoville Heat Units (SHU) for Hormel’s Ghost Reaper World’s Hottest Chili with Beans.

“Chili is a dish that can be enjoyed so many different ways, whether it's straight out of the bowl, on a hot dog, incorporated into dips and other recipes, or as a pour on for a quick and delicious dinner upgrade,” said Sarah Johnson, Hormel chili brand manager. “However fans want to enjoy their chili, for a short time they can lay stake to a pretty bold claim: that they've tasted the hottest canned chili in the world.”

Starting at 7 a.m. CDT on Oct. 25, will sell the LTO as a two-pack alongside a can of Hormel Chili Hot with Beans – a spicier blend of chili.

Recipe inspiration, including Hormel World's Hottest Chili layered queso dip or hot chili cheese dip, as well as palate cooling heat relief sides, sauces and dips are available at