After that red-hot contest last week, we thought your digestive system might want something a little colder.
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
And after the hint
- Phil Ower
Couldn’t find where it was grown, only where it was sold. What you buy here should come with a warning label about feeling it the next day.
You can’t drive to the city that is closest to it, but you can drive from that city to the observation deck about 1/2 mile away from the face.
You can pick up a map of the area here, but you might feel like you are about to burst into flames as you leave the building if you do so in the summer!
Started out as a simple camera store, launched a campaign, and then a movement.