Sunday, December 20, 2015

Eating a Carolina Reaper

At Himalaya Hot, we LOVE everything spicy. Watch John take on the current world record holder* for the hottest chile pepper on earth— over 1.5 million Scoville heat units. John has eaten many of the hottest chiles in the world, including the Bhutanese Dallay, the Bhut Jolokia/ghost chile, the Moruga Scorpion, 7 Pot chiles, and many more. This certainly is one of the most potent varieties you can find. Don't try this at home.

As a side note, some have asked if this pod was a bit small. The answer is "Yes." But it is still a potent Carolina Reaper. On a single plant, you can find a range of pod sizes. One of the hard lessons John has learned is that the sometimes the smallest pods off of a plant can have the most intense heat!

*Measuring over 1.5 million on the Scoville Heat Unit Scale, Smokin' Ed's Carolina Reaper® was awarded the Guinness World Record in November of 2013. Some have argued about that, but whatever the case, it is REALLY HOT!