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.

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