CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - Fort Mill madman Ed Currie created a pepper so hot it has taken the Guinness World Record title of "Hottest pepper in the world." Clocking in at more than 1.5 million units on the Scoville scale, the pepper is definitely not for the faint of heart.
But since its inception, the pepper has been put in everything from sub sandwiches to vodka. Now, Paqui Tortilla Chips has put the pepper powder on one of its chips and is selling it as "Carolina Reaper Madness."
The chip comes in an individually wrapped package because chances are, you really are going to have a hard time eating even one. The chips aren't available to the public yet, but we got our hands on a few for sample.
One of WBTV's producers, Corey Presley, decided he was a beast of the spicy foods and could very easily handle the chip. After multiple warnings from co-workers, Corey still insisted he could handle the chip.
Hardly ten seconds after biting into the flaming tortilla, he was probably wondering why he did. In fact, at one point a few minutes into the fiery ordeal, he actually cried out, "Why?!"
The chip is no doubt just as hot as the pepper. Corey knows that now.
After a rather unpleasant afternoon, Corey determined that maybe he can't handle the chip and politely declined an offer of a second.
The chips should be available for sale in the coming weeks.