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Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Carolina Reaper ~ World's Hottest Pepper

Carolina Reaper peppers (Pucker Butt Pepper Company)

Meet the Carolina Reaper. It is an evil looking pepper—a gnarled, lumpy pod with a sucked-up belly and a small tail reminiscent of wasp’s stinger. When ripe it is a luscious Crayola red. Its looks are a carefully crafted marketing scheme that screams “Danger: Do Not Eat.” But it was those looks that immediately drew Ed Currie, a South Carolina chili pepper grower, to the Carolina Reaper, the latest and most controversial contender for the crown of world’s hottest pepper. Read more at: The Atlantic - World's Hottest Pepper

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