Jun 03

The Reaper Challenge: A Brainstorm of Epic Proportions

Posted by adm1n-red in People/Culture

Chris & Silas Eat Carolina Reapers from 10 Red Design on Vimeo.

What, you ask?

Originally named the HP22B, is a variety of chili pepper of the Capsicum chinense species. More commonly known as the The #1 & Only – World’s Hottest – Carolina Reaper. We will just simply refer to it as The Reaper or insanity in edible form.

Why, you ask?

Here at 10Red we are always welcoming interesting ways of brainstorming.

Here’s some perspective: The Reaper ranks in at a sweltering 1,400,000 – 2,200,000 Scoville Heat Units (SHU).  To give to you a quick comparison, the little old Jalapeño pepper barely registers on the scale at 2,500 – 5,000 SHU. In other words The Reaper is 175 to 880 times hotter.

I think this paints the picture pretty well. For some, it may be a lifetime’s worth of heat packed into 1 mouth full. This, my friends, is an accomplishment that could be considered incredibly impressive or down-right moronic… your call. Regardless of your history of eating hot foods… it is something that we feel everyone must try and/or witness at some point in your life. In case you don’t have the opportunity to get your hands on The Reaper (FYI – don’t actually use your bare hands when touching any part of this pepper), then we have gone ahead and recorded our mind-bending experience for your enjoyment. See above!

Is there pain you ask… yes! For the love of Pete, don’t eat the Carolina Reapers, because… you might die. But cheers, it’s very tasty.