Tuesday, December 7, 2010

New Pepper is 270x Hotter Than Jalapeno

Yup.  You read that right.  The new Naga Viper chili pepper -- created by British farmer Gerald Fowler -- has been scaled as having a SEARING 1,359,000 Scovilles (the units used to measure spicy hotness).  Now to give you an idea, not only is it about 270 times hotter than the jalapeno (about 2,500 - 5,000 Scovilles), but it's also over 300,000 Scovilles hotter than the previous record holder.

In fact, it's sooo hot, it can peel paint and has even been reviewed by the defense department for it's potential for weaponization! In fact it's soo hot, it's ALMOST reached my level of hotness.  (GASP!)  Yeah, it's THAT hot.

Click the jump to see the poor bastard who actually eats that thing.

1 comment:

  1. On the flip side - 'Zavory' is the first habanero pepper that registers a mild 100 units of heat on the 'Scoville' scale instead of the typical 30,000 units. Bite into one of the shiny, cardinal red fruits to experience the distinctive flavor that you'll miss when trying the typical hot varieties.