It seems Ed Currie, owner of Puckerbutt Pepper Company and creator of the Carolina Reaper pepper, which Guinness proclaimed as The World’s Hottest Pepper, is not ready to stop there!
According to a WBTV interview with Ed Currie, there may be a new contender for the title.
HP56 weighs in at almost 3 Million Scoville Heat Units. The Carolina Reaper’s hottest SHU rating is between 1.5 to 2.2 Million. Ed’s working on perfecting the pepper before submitting it for record consideration.