The Real Reason Why Takis Are So Addicting

How to Make Takis Less Spicy

Takis are a type of rolled corn tortilla chip that is commonly found in Mexico. They are well-known for having an intense and spicy flavor. Now, considering how intensely hot Takis are, is there any way to make them less spicy? Let’s find out.

Certain acidic ingredients, such as lemon or lime juice, vinegar, wine, tomatoes, and pineapple, can help balance the pH levels and reduce some of the spice of Takis. Dairy, butter, and sweeteners are other ingredients that help to reduce spiciness.

Takis are available in a variety of flavors, including Fuego, Blue Heat, Nitro, and Crunchy Fajitas. These flavors are accompanied by a range of spiciness levels, which may necessitate adjusting the spiciness. And some of the flavors are sour, so it is not good to put acidic on top to make them less spicy.

In this article, we will go over how to make Takis less spicy with different option.

How to Reduce Takis’ Spiciness

Takis have a Scoville scale of 1,041,427 SHUs, which is approximately 400 times hotter than tabasco sauce, 200 times hotter than a jalapeno pepper, and 6 times hotter than a habanero pepper.

Takis can be reduced in spiciness in a variety of ways. They can be made less spicy by adding acidic ingredients, dairy, sweeteners, or nut butter. In this section, we provide helpful hints on how to make Takis less spicy.

Add Dairy

Spiciness is balanced by casein protein, which is found in dairy products. Dairy products are like what a hose is to fire. They tone down the spiciness. Takis can be made less spicy by combining them with milk, yogurt, cheese, or sour cream.

Add Acidic Ingredients 

Takis can also be made less spicy by including acidic ingredients such as lemon or lime juice, tomato, or  vinegar. Squeeze half a lemon or lime juice into the bowl to make your Takis less spicy. A splash of white or apple cider vinegar can also be used. A tablespoon of diced tomatoes or ketchup may also be beneficial.

Add Nuts/Butter

The fat in almond butter, cashew butter, or peanut butter can help to reduce the spiciness. Add a spoonful of your favorite nut butter to your bowl of Takis and stir to combine the Takis and butter. Once this is completed, you are ready to go. Avoid putting too much butter in a small amount of Takis and vice versa.

Add Sweeteners

Sweeteners also help to balance out the spiciness. In this case, sugar or honey will suffice. Pour sugar granules into your Takis bowl and mix well, or add honey to your bowl and mix well. Allow it to sit for 2-3 minutes to absorb the spiciness of the Takis.

How Many Takis Flavors Are Available?

Takis come in 17 different spicy flavors. Customers can choose their favorite Takis and thoroughly enjoy them thanks to the large selection. Six of the 17 different Takis flavors will be discussed in the following section.

Different Takis Flavors

  • Fuego: This is a spicy chili and lime flavor. It is the spiciest of all the flavors and the most popular with purple packaging.
  • Crunchy Fajita: Crunchy Fajita is a product that tastes like chicken fajitas. This dish is as spicy as a Tex-Mex dish. It is yellowish in color and comes in green packaging.
  • Blue Heat: This is a spicy chili pepper flavor and the artificial coloring turns the tongue blue when consumed. It comes in blue packaging.
  • Nitro: This flavor combines habanero chile, lime, and a hint of cucumber. They are said to have a sweet taste. It comes in a black-and-red package.
  • Takis Xplosion: A spicy cheese-flavored and chili pepper variety with orange packaging. These have a spicy and sweet flavor.
  • Original:The original is a slightly spicy Takis in green packaging. It tastes like spicy barbecue. Because it is not as hot as the others, it is more likely to attract people who prefer to be cautious.
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Is The Heat From Takis Beneficial To Your Health?

By providing three pieces of health information below, we’ll look at whether the heat from Takis is good for you.

Nutritional Content of Takis

Takis contain a lot of calories, carbs, fat, and sodium. The nutritional composition of Takis is listed in the table below.

Calories (kcal)140
Protein (g)2
Total Carbohydrate (g)16
Fat (g)8
Sodium (%DV)16
Calcium (%DV)4
Iron (%DV)2

Although it contains calcium and iron, the amount in one pack of Takis is considered small. Most people consume 1-2 Takis at a time, increasing the number of calories, fat, and carbohydrates consumed.

High In Sodium

Takis are salty snacks, and sodium is a salt substitute. They are rich in salt, with each 1-ounce (28-gram) serving containing 390 mg of sodium. Although sodium is beneficial to your health, too much of it can lead to heart disease, high blood pressure, and even a stroke.

To avoid negative health effects, the daily salt consumption recommendation is 2,3000mg, which is a 5% sodium intake.

Highly Refined

Takis are high in sodium, low in essential nutrients, and heavily processed. In studies, eating processed foods like Takis has been linked to an increased risk of heart disease, cancer, and type 2 diabetes.

How Frequently Should I Consume Takis?

Although Takis are not the healthiest snack option, most people can consume them in moderation on occasion. Keep track of your portion sizes and limit yourself to one serving at a time to avoid overeating. Remember that 1 ounce (28 grams) of Takis is considered one serving.

Can Vegans Eat Takis?

Some Takis flavors do not contain milk, eggs, or animal products. As a result, they’re a great vegan snack. Takis flavors for vegans include Salsa Brava, Fuego, Zombie, and Nitro. All of these can be consumed by vegans.

Frequently Asked Questions

Are Takis Beneficial for Weight Loss?

No, Takis are not suitable for weight loss. They are high in calories, carbohydrates, and fat, which not only have no health benefits but also cause weight gain.

Are Takis Safe to Eat?

Takis are safe to consume. To avoid negative effects on your health, simply learn to consume them in appropriate quantities.

Why Are Takis Popular?

Takis are corn chips produced by the Mexican snack company Barcel. It has a unique rolled shape, similar to a taquito, and is very popular because it has a variety of flavors and is very spicy.


Acidic ingredients such as lemon or lime juice and vinegar have been shown to help reduce the spiciness of Takis. We  also talked about their nutritional value and health benefits. Takis are great snacks, but don’t forget to consume them in moderation. Happy snacking!

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