Pepper X is now the world's hottest pepper

Pepper X is now officially the hottest chili pepper in the world, according to Guinness World Records. It’s a small, yellow-green pepper and measures an average of 2.693 million Scoville Heat Units (SHUs), beating the classic Carolina Reaper, which averaged 1.64 million SHUs. And the creator of both? Ed Currie. The founder of PuckerButt Pepper Company also appeared on Hot Ones to get his Guinness World Records award and now I’m thinking there should be a Hot Ones award too.

Sidenote: what is it with things being called X this year? Come up with a decent name, please!

(via NPR)

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