Sounds like Ed Currie finally got the heat validation he’s been looking for from Guinness for the Carolina Reaper. While as of this post the Guinness page is not yet updated Ed received an email that said in part:
“[w]e are delighted to confirm that you have successfully achieved a new GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS title for ’Hottest chili’. We would like to congratulate you on your record-breaking achievement. You are OFFICIALLY AMAZING. Your official GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS certificate confirming your world record is being created and will be sent to you within ten working days.”
With a Guinness-submitted 1,569,383 SHU (scoville heat units) average and recently measured peak levels of over 2,200,000 SHU, SMOKIN’ ED’S CAROLINA REAPER® has officially completed its long journey to the top of “super-hot” chili charts.
– Carolina Reaper Confirmed World’s Hottest Pepper
– NOVEMBER 2013 WE HAVE A NEW WORLDS HOTTEST PEPPER CAROLINA REAPER
– Carolina Reaper!
– Ed Currie’s Carolina Reaper Wins Guinness World Record as the Hottest Chile Pepper
– The Carolina Reaper is the World’s Hottest Chile Pepper