Contest #823 – PuckerButt Pepper Company, Fort Mill, South Carolina, USA

This week’s contest is a different kind of heat — this is the storefront of the PuckerButt Pepper Company owned by Ed Curie, developer of the Carolina Reaper Chili, the record holder for the hottest chili pepper in the world (in excess of 2,000,000 scoville units). Of course, this is a moving target, it seems like every other day, someone is coming up with a new, hotter chili, but Ed seems to be doing a good job of holding the title this time. In fact, if anything does push the reaper off of Guiness’ list, it will be his next cultivar, a pepper he refers to as “Pepper X” with an astounding 3.2 million scoville units.

Those who tracked this down before the hint:

  • Martin de Bock
  • Eloy Cano
  • Paul Voestermans
  • Lighthouse
  • Garfield

And after the hint

  • Steve
  • Phil Ower