Pepper X (temp name)

Pepper X (temp name)


Scientific Classification

Capsicum Chinense

Heat rating in Scovilles:


As of August 2018, there has been no official word that Pepper X has ever tested higher than the Carolina Reaper, so for now, the Carolina Reaper is still officially the World’s Hottest Pepper.

Pepper X has been in the works for nearly 10 years by Ed Currie, creator of the Carolina Reaper. Ed claims that it’s 2x as hot as the Carolina Reaper. The pepper has been widely reported as the hottest pepper in the world, but still needs to be tested and confirmed to actually earn that title.

Smokin’ Ed sent his submission to Guinness for official testing on Pepper X in late 2017, but to date there has been no word on any test results.

Pepper X was immediately made into a sauce for the hit Youtube series, Hot Ones. The Pepper X is the pepper ingredient of ‘The Last Dab’. It was announced to replace Blair’s Mega Death Sauce as the hottest sauce in the lineup for Season 4.

Pepper X itself was then shown on the First We Feast channel on September 19th, 2017, in the video titled Everything You Need to Know About The Last Dab, the Hottest Sauce on Hot Ones’.

So will Pepper X ever officially test higher than the Carolina Reaper? I’m sure Ed is still working on that.

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