|Origin||Rock Hill, South Carolina, United States|
|Scoville scale||3,180,000 (unofficial) SHU|
Pepper X is a cultivar of Capsicum chili pepper bred by Ed Currie, creator of the Carolina Reaper. Pepper X resulted from multiple cross breedings that produced an exceptionally high content of capsaicin in the locules of the pepper. The exceptional heat of the chili was developed over 10 years of cultivation.
Currie stated that it is "two times as hot as the Carolina Reaper", which would make it the hottest pepper in the world with a Scoville scale of 3.18 million units, but this remained unconfirmed by the Guinness World Records as of 2019.
Hot Ones show
Pepper X is the pepper ingredient of 'The Last Dab'. It was announced to replace Blair's Mega Death Sauce as the hottest sauce in the lineup for Season 4 of Hot Ones. Pepper X was first shown on the First We Feast channel on September 19, 2017, in the video titled Everything You Need to Know About The Last Dab, the Hottest Sauce on Hot Ones.
- Mike Hultquist (23 February 2018). "Pepper X – Latest News and Information". Chili Pepper Madness. Retrieved 21 January 2019.
- Tracy Saelinger (29 September 2017). "'World's hottest pepper' will make you choke, sweat and cry for mercy". Today, NBC News. Retrieved 17 December 2017.
- on YouTube First We Feast 19 September 2017
- on YouTube First We Feast 13 July 2017