INSANELY HOT, NEW CHILI PEPPER X IS SO HOT THAT IT COULD MELT LUCIFER’S TONGUE
I love me some spicy food. The older I get, the spicier my aged palate becomes. But things are seriously getting out of control with people developing ever hotter chili peppers. I tried ghost pepper when it came out and impressed everyone. And yes, that is a crazy hot pepper. Then I thought I had it in me to survive the Carolina Reaper Pepper. I’m not actually sure I did survive, and I’m writing this in the ring of fire afterlife. And now? Now all bets are off. Because my palate will never age enough to manage any contact with Pepper X, which is so hot, it could melt Lucifer’s tongue at a barbecue.
DEVIL’S BANE PEPPER X IS 538 TIMES HOTTER THAN A HOT JALAPEÑO PEPPER
And it’s not just me thinking this. Just over a week ago, the Guinness Book of World Records certified Pepper X as the world’s hottest pepper. And that deformed, dried looking piece of fruit pictured above is the bane of that gathering Milton never bothered to mention. It really is that hot! To put it into context for most people, here are some comparisons by the Scoville numbers, or SHU (Scoville Heat Units). Zero Scoville is bland. And if you think jalapeño is hot, that measures at a measly 5,000 SHU. Pepper Spray, the kind law enforcement uses, rates at 1.6 million SHU. And bear spray? 2.2 million SHU.
PEPPER X IS HOTTER THAN ALL OTHER CHILE PEPPERS, PEPPER SPRAY, AND BEAR SPRAY
But Pepper X goes way beyond that, with an astounding SHU rating of 2.69 million. That’s simply insanely, crazy, mind-numbingly get me a gallon of cream before I die hot. So far, only two people are reported to having eaten a Pepper X. One was Ed Currie, founder of Puckerbutt Pepper company (which created this nuclear chili pepper, as well as the Carolina Reaper). The other survivor was Danish musician and avid pepper eater Chili Klaus. After eating a Pepper X, Currie walked only 10 feet from his car before collapsing. And then he had cramps for 4 hours.
So I’m planning on avoiding finding out what childbirth may feel like. In the next year or so, if you see potato chips with Pepper X flavor, just keep on moving right along.