Pepper X, the hottest chilli on earth, packs a punch you won't forget!

Chilli pepper
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Ever wondered what it feels like to taste the world’s hottest chilli? Brace yourself for Pepper X, a creation by American breeder Ed Currie from South Carolina, that's like experiencing a volcanic eruption in your mouth!

Clocking in at a staggering 500 times hotter than green chillies, Pepper X guarantees an intense heat that lingers for hours. According to Currie, the fiery sensation of Pepper X can last for up to three hours, leaving a lasting impression on your taste buds.

On the Scoville Scale, the standard measure of chilli heat, Pepper X boasts an eye-watering 2.69 million SHU (Scoville Heat Units), dwarfing even the spiciest edible green chilli varieties, which typically range from 2,500 to 30,000 SHU.

Last year, the Guinness World Records has officially crowned Pepper X as the world's hottest chili pepper, ending the Carolina Reaper's 10-year reign. Both record-breaking peppers were created by breeder and grower Ed Currie. As a proprietary variety, Pepper X pods and seeds are not available for sale.

In an effort to protect his intellectual property and secure profits, Ed Currie will not release Pepper X pods and seeds. The only way to taste Pepper X will be through commercially sold hot sauces.


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