The world’s hottest chilli pepper, the Carolina Reaper, will go on sale today at Tesco stores across the UK.
- Carolina Reaper is the world’s hottest chilli pepper
- It’s now being commercially grown in the UK for the first time ever
- It goes on sale exclusively at Tesco stores across the UK from tomorrow
Lovers of extreme hot food – you have been warned!
If you thought the notorious Komodo Dragon – a chilli pepper launched last year by Tesco – was hot stuff then just wait till you try the Carolina Reaper which goes on sale at the supermarket tomorrow.
It’s officially the hottest chilli pepper in the world according to the Guinness Book Of Records, measuring an average 1.5 million Scoville units*.
However another independent test is reported to have recorded the heat level of the Carolina Reaper – which is being commercially grown in Bedfordshire – at an incredible, mouth numbing 2.2 million Scovilles.
To give some idea of the phenomenal heat – it is about more than 400 times hotter than a jalapeno, the chilli pepper commonly used on spicy take away or supermarket made pizzas.