Breeding the World’s Hottest Pepper

Breeding the World’s Hottest Pepper

In the competitive world of hot pepper breeding, one man is smoking the competition. Meet “Smokin’” Ed Currie. He’s the man behind the world’s hottest pepper—the “Carolina Reaper.” For the past three decades, Currie has been pushing the limits of the Scoville scale—breeding hotter and hotter peppers. We went behind the scenes at his South Carolina farm, where he’s bred a number of secret, unreleased specimens that he claims are even hotter than his famous Reaper. You may want to have some milk ready for this one.

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50 Comments

  1. Jeremy Perrin on April 5, 2022 at 6:26 pm

    Ghost peppers weren’t that hot for me, but the burn in your throat feels exactly like somebody heats up a metal rod to glowing red then touches inside of your throat with it.

  2. ImToppen on April 5, 2022 at 6:28 pm

    think about how selfish of him to keep the unreleased peppers away until someone beats his record, so he can take it back.

  3. andini on April 5, 2022 at 6:29 pm

    Him: Though it’s unpleasant, it’s not a dangerous thing to eat super hot peppers.

    The toilet: You can say that again chief.

  4. Paul Farmer on April 5, 2022 at 6:29 pm

    What’s the friggin point? To have YouTube videos showing people reacting to something that’s inedible?

  5. ❌ CLAIM FREE ROBUX CHECK MY CHANNEL ❌ on April 5, 2022 at 6:32 pm

    spice king: am i a joke to you?

  6. Polyphome on April 5, 2022 at 6:33 pm

    I wonder what happens if he breeds a ghost pepper and a red habanero

  7. Fight Guy on April 5, 2022 at 6:36 pm

    Damn, they have something twice as spicy as the carolina pepper. I wonder what can that abomination do to a human.

  8. The Koopa on April 5, 2022 at 6:37 pm

    "Its a chemical reaction your brain perceives as heat so you will stop doing it" Me and all the other latinos: I’ll f*cking do it again

  9. king of Mali 6612 on April 5, 2022 at 6:38 pm

    Spice King wants to know your location

  10. queue on April 5, 2022 at 6:39 pm

    *breeding?* the hottest pepper 🥵😳

  11. AusChilliMate on April 5, 2022 at 6:40 pm

    To think that he’s sitting on Pepper X and literally can be another guinness world record holder anytime he likes he’s basically got the hot pepper industry by the balls XD

  12. this is a sign to stay alive on April 5, 2022 at 6:40 pm

    ‘its hot so ur brain says to stop doing it’
    humans: im gonna keep doing it
    brain: WTFF???

  13. nnitro on April 5, 2022 at 6:40 pm

    imagine accidentally rubbing your eyes with that

  14. Sein Kim Official-Blaze Blue🔥🔷 on April 5, 2022 at 6:42 pm

    Ed Currie literally walks around his greenhouse and can eat these peppers like chips.

  15. Jeffrey Johnson AKA ShadoWolf on April 5, 2022 at 6:45 pm

    Imagine if he merged the CR & GP together. Holy 💩 🔥

  16. Jesse Mcanulty on April 5, 2022 at 6:46 pm

    Hi you are fun

  17. Jayden Dicritan on April 5, 2022 at 6:47 pm

    *"LAO GAN MA WANTS TO KNOW YOUR LOCATION"*

  18. Garland Pierce on April 5, 2022 at 6:47 pm

    make a pepper with 50 million units

  19. Loya Aheibam on April 5, 2022 at 6:48 pm

    Asians: Cute

  20. Fight Guy on April 5, 2022 at 6:49 pm

    This will probably overload my brain. Lol.

  21. Matt Stanley on April 5, 2022 at 6:52 pm

    Wow ! Such creative people !!!

  22. We Know how to Party! Sims on April 5, 2022 at 6:52 pm

    Wait u can breed a PEPPER??

  23. Edward Fryc on April 5, 2022 at 6:53 pm

    ”The hottest in the world”

    one chip challenge: guess ill die

  24. sharky on April 5, 2022 at 6:53 pm

    Carolina peppers: im the most spicier chilly in the world
    Pepper x: *say that again and your done*

  25. Francis Panerio on April 5, 2022 at 6:54 pm

    Have this eaten by the guy who has no taste. 👍

  26. Jeremy Perrin on April 5, 2022 at 6:59 pm

    I wonder if he sells whole Carolina reaper peppers?

  27. Lubna Ansari on April 5, 2022 at 7:00 pm

    No one:
    Spicekingcam: eh I’ll eat 5 more

  28. noomy gloomy on April 5, 2022 at 7:00 pm

    If your eating something spicy don’t drink water it will make the spice more spicy so drink milk or eat yogurt

  29. James Dingle on April 5, 2022 at 7:00 pm

    I wouldn’t eat one.

  30. ninjaswordtothehead on April 5, 2022 at 7:00 pm

    It’s not eating the pepper that scares me.

    It’s what comes later…

  31. PinewoodProductions on April 5, 2022 at 7:02 pm

    Instead of using physical torture methods just shove a couple of those down someone’s mouth and you’ll get a confession in seconds if they can still talk.

  32. Mistyfirez on April 5, 2022 at 7:02 pm

    I ate the ghost pepper 🌶 💀

  33. Calvin Logan on April 5, 2022 at 7:03 pm

    Its poison that’s a product that can kill something’s is not to be eaten to be use in a different way

  34. Great Big Story on April 5, 2022 at 7:06 pm

    Spice things up without growing your own hot pepper variant. Try the Reaper hot sauce!: http://bit.ly/2YXIv6b
    *Note that this video is not an ad, but if you purchase a product we recommend, Great Big Story may receive revenue. Everybody wins!

  35. SFreud on April 5, 2022 at 7:07 pm

    I love this guy and his story!
    He is an inspiration and clearly focused on peppers which makes everything better.

  36. MarcuzPlatinumDrip on April 5, 2022 at 7:07 pm

    a

  37. XaiIsCute on April 5, 2022 at 7:08 pm

    now he should combine the ghost pepper and the carolina reaper

  38. Bloxiary on April 5, 2022 at 7:10 pm

    just tell me something cant be done and im gonna do it.can you make me happy?

  39. boredless on April 5, 2022 at 7:11 pm

    This is what a villain looks like people

  40. dem strange on April 5, 2022 at 7:12 pm

    This right here is a good man

  41. ARCHI nemesis on April 5, 2022 at 7:13 pm

    Imagine crossing a Carolina Reaper with a Dragons Breath… if it exists, that is.

  42. Xavier Finkel on April 5, 2022 at 7:13 pm

    Eye hope he does not wear contacts.

  43. Cliff & Claire Spicy Reviews on April 5, 2022 at 7:14 pm
  44. Balin Wilson on April 5, 2022 at 7:15 pm

    you should breed a carolina reaper with a ghost pepper.

  45. grill on April 5, 2022 at 7:16 pm

    Show this to someone who think white pipo don’t season dey food

  46. elijah lynch on April 5, 2022 at 7:17 pm

    U can just create peppers that’s bussin

  47. Lulzatos on April 5, 2022 at 7:19 pm

    Read the title with your brain off.

    and/or be horny.

  48. Celica Urmum on April 5, 2022 at 7:22 pm

    I think you’ve made a mistake in the title, you meant to say you’re awakening me into this mortal world.

  49. Gerald on April 5, 2022 at 7:24 pm

    Imagine breeding a Carolina reaper
    With ghost pepper
    Then breed that with another Carolina reaper

    *taste the sun*

  50. Caleb Mandrake Francisco on April 5, 2022 at 7:24 pm

    cross a carolina reaper and a trinidad scorpion pepper

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