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'Pepper X,' is three times as spicy as a Carolina Reaper.  🥵  I'll stick with jalapeños. 


The Guinness World Record for "hottest chili pepper" has been awarded to Pepper X, which clocks in 2,693,000 Scoville Heat Units (SHU), the publication announced in a press release on Monday, October 16.

Pepper X is a specially crossbred pepper created by Ed Currie, the owner of Puckerbutt Pepper Company in South Carolina. His Carolina Reaper pepper previously held the world record for hottest chili pepper.

The Carolina Reaper came in at "only" an average 1,640,000 million SHU. As the Scoville scale is logarithmic, that means that Pepper X is about three times as spicy as the Carolina Reaper. 



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I wish they would get the Dragon's Breath certified. It also passes the Reaper, although its developer still has it clocking 200k SHU less than Pepper X. Of course, I am not sure if the Dragon's Breath is even commercially available, given that it was developed as an anesthetic with medical applications and not as food. 

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15 hours ago, I_cant_Swim_ said:

Puckerbutt Pepper Company? For real?

Puts me in mind of this stuff, it does what it says on the label.




*Scrumpy is a farm produced hard cider in England, usually around 8.5% ABV.

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