According to a WBTV interview with Ed Currie, owner of Puckerbutt Pepper Company who created the Carolina Reaper, there is a new contender for the title.
HP56 or HP56 Death Strain, as some have called it, weighs in at almost 3 Million Scoville Heat Units. The Carolina Reaper’s hottest SHU rating was 2.2 Million. Currie became the current record holder with the Carolina Reaper back in 2013.
I’ve got a gift. I have a gift. Thank you God for the gift!
Currie seems to be proud of his new creation and we’re really excited to see how this one unfolds. Check out the interview and see the reporters reaction to tasting this new pepper below.