Two girls try out the world’s hottest chilli pepper and react exactly as you would expect
No surprises here.
According to the Guinness Book of World Records, the appropriately named Carolina Reaper Pepper is the hottest chilli pepper in the world.
The hottest Carolina Reaper pepper measures in at 2.2 million Scoville Heat Units (SHU). by way of comparison, a jalapeno measures somewhere between 3,500 and 10,000 SHU.
So, yeah, it’s pretty damn hot.
Now on sale in Tesco stores in the UK, we here at JOE can say we were once tempted to give it a try for an article, but then respectfully chickened out decided there would be more appropiate things we could do in the office without hurting ourselves.
So we when heard news that a pair of women from New Jersey wanted to give the Reaper a try, our interest was piqued.
How painful could it be?
As it turns out, really, REALLY painful.
YouTuber Lizzy Wurst and her friend Sabrina decided to give it a go in a video on Lizzy’s YouTube channel recently and while it might have seemed a good idea at the time, they lived to regret it after roughly five seconds.
Clip via Lizzy Wurst
How the video above wouldn’t put you off ever trying it out for yourself we’ll never know, but some people love a challenge and if a capacity to handle spicy food is your thing, then this is your Everest.
Hard to believe somebody actually ate three of these in under 11 seconds in 2014. No, really.