We did the pepper challenge awhile ago with Carolina Reaper Peppers. Thankfully I was able to avoid having to do it. There was a guy that was in a competition and wound up in the hospital. The spice came from a puree laced with ghost peppers.

The man ended up having severe abdominal pain and was taken to the hospital. When he got there, doctors found a 2.5cm hole in his oesophagus. He ended up having emergency surgery, and spend 23 days in the hospital. TWENTY THREE DAYS in the hospital!

Ghost peppers have a Scoville heat unit rating of 1,000,000. Cayenne peppers rate between 30,000 and 50,000. The ghost pepper was the hottest pepper until the Carolina Reaper pepper passed it back in 2013. The Carolina Reaper tops the Scoville scale at around 2.2 million. And it was created by Ed Currie, from Fort Mill, South Carolina, who owns... are you ready for this? Puckerbutt Pepper Company.