The Guinness Book Of World Records Hottest Pepper could be your next purchasing regret the moment it touches your lips!
These particular peppers come directly from the cultivator of this pepper, not from a third-party grower.
Bred in a South Carolina greenhouse by "Smokin" Ed Currie, proprietor of the PuckerButt Pepper Company in Fort Mill, the Carolina Reaper has been certified as the world's hottest chilli pepper by Guinness World Records since August 7, 2013. The original crossbreed was between a Ghost Pepper (a former world record holder) and a red habanero and is named 'Reaper' due to the shape of its tail. The official Guinness World Record heat level is 1,569,300 SHU, in South Carolina. The figure is an average for the tested batch; the hottest individual pepper was measured at 2.2 million SHU.