Move over, Carolina Reaper, there’s a new hottest pepper in town. The Guinness World Record for “hottest chili pepper” has been awarded to a spicy nightshade called “Pepper X”. To get an idea of how hot this little guy is, a jalapeño pepper comes in at 5,000 the Scoville Heat Units (SHU) scale, the reaper comes in at 1,640,000 million, and the dreaded Pepper X clocks in at 2,693,000.
This thing isn’t just hot…it’s painful. Ed Currie, the owner of Puckerbutt Pepper Company who created Pepper X says, “I was feeling the heat for three-and-a-half hours. Then the cramps came.” He adds, “Those cramps are horrible. I was laid out flat on a marble wall for approximately an hour in the rain, groaning in pain.”
Source: Fox News