Our Good Things Utah executive producer ate an ENTIRE Carolina Reaper over the weekend.
The Carolina Reaper is 2,000,000 Scoville Heat Units (which is the way spice/heat is measured). To put it in perspective… a jalapeno is only 2,000-8,000 Scoville Units!
The pepper is red and gnarled, with a small pointed tail. In 2013, Guinness World Records declared it the hottest chili pepper in the world, surpassing the previous record holder, the Trinidad Scorpion “Butch T”. It is named ‘Reaper’ due to the shape of its tail.
Our hosts gave it a try with the tiniest flake of it! The challenge is to chew it for 30 seconds before swallowing or spitting it out. We’re not recommending you try this at home, but if you do… make sure you have milk on hand!