‘Feeling the heat for hours’: Pepper X is now the world’s hottest chilli

The Carolina Reaper, a fiery South Carolina chili, lost the Guinness World Record title for the hottest pepper in the world to Pepper X.

The Associated Press reported that Ed Currie was “feeling the heat for 3 and a half hours” after eating his creation. Currie is the founder of PuckerButt Pepper Company, a veritable Dr. Oppenheimer in the pepper world.

The New York Post reported that the greenish-yellow chili was first revealed on the web show “HOT ONES,” in which celebrities were asked to eat ten hot wings with sauces that got progressively hotter as the culmination of Mr. Currie’s decade-long race to create world’s hottest pepper.

Pepper X has a scorching 2,693,000 Scoville Units, the measure of pepper heat based on the amount of capsaicin in the pepper (the ingredient responsible for the burning sensation).

This officially makes it one of the hottest peppers on Earth, dethroning Carolina reaper, which was also invented by Mr Currie and clocks in with 1.64 million Scoville units.

Even more spicier than pepper spray with a score of 1,6 million SHU. Jalapeno has an SHU of 3,000 to 8,000.

Mr Currie reported that after eating one, he felt a burn similar to napalm, which lasted more than three hours.

The South Carolinian who was one of five to taste the chili complained, “Those cramps were horrible.” “I lay flat on the marble wall in the rain for about an hour, groaning with pain.”

This weapons-grade plant was created by crossing a Carolina reaper with a “brutally spicy” mystery species that Mr Currie had received from a Michigan friend.

The inventor recalled, “We covered genetics, chemistry and botany” when describing his process for engineering the perfect pepper.

The spiciness splicer declared that his creation was not the pinnacle and plans to create peppers even hotter in the future.

Those brave enough to brave the heat may visit their website and browse the products that contain the record-breaking Pepper X.

Do you dare to try the Scoville pepper X chili, which has a record of 2.69 million Scoville units?

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