Carolina Reaper may no longer be the worlds hottest pepper
According to a WBTV interview with Ed Currie, owner of Puckerbutt Pepper Company who created the Carolina Reaper, there is a new contender for the title. HP56 or HP56 Death Strain, as some have called it, weighs in at almost 3 Million Scoville Heat Units. The Carolina Reaper's hottest SHU rating was 2.2 Million.