World's Hottest Pepper Grown in South Carolina

For some people, hot peppers are a good option for giving their grub a decent kick. For others, however, it's a way of life. These pepper chasers are constantly on the hunt for the most painful peps they can stuff in their mouths. Well guys, you may have met your match.

Ed Currie of PuckerButt Pepper Co. in South Carolina has just earned himself a world record with his mouth-defying Carolina Reaper pepper. It's the hottest the world has ever known, beating out the previous record holder by a scorching 300,000 Scoville Heat Units. In case you were wondering, that means this pepper clocks in at over 2.2 million units. In other words, please do not eat this pepper. Again, unless you are absolutely insane, do not eat this pepper.

If you are one of those people who hates heeding warnings, you can pick some up for $20. This may sound like a good price, but please consider the twenty gallons of milk and the hospital stay.

Watch Kelsey Nixon come face to face with the Carolina Reaper on a fiery episode of Kelsey's Essentials on January 23 at 12:00 PM ET.

Keep Reading

On TV

Donut Showdown

7:30am | 6:30c

Donut Showdown

8:30am | 7:30c

Donut Showdown

9:30am | 8:30c

Unique Sweets

10am | 9c

Unique Sweets

10:30am | 9:30c

Unique Sweets

11am | 10c

Unique Sweets

11:30am | 10:30c

Cake Hunters

12pm | 11c

Cake Hunters

12:30pm | 11:30c

Cake Hunters

1pm | 12c

Cake Hunters

1:30pm | 12:30c

Good Eats

2pm | 1c

Good Eats

2:30pm | 1:30c

Extreme Cake Makers

3:30pm | 2:30c
4pm | 3c
5pm | 4c
6pm | 5c
7pm | 6c
On Tonight
On Tonight
8pm | 7c
9pm | 8c

Extreme Cake Makers

10:30pm | 9:30c

Cupcake Wars

11pm | 10c
12am | 11c
1am | 12c

Extreme Cake Makers

2:30am | 1:30c
What's Hot
What's Hot

Cheap Eats

New Season Premieres Wed Aug. 8 10p|9c

So Much Pretty Food Here