Is the carolina reaper the hottest pepper?
In 2013, Guinness World Records declared the Carolina Reaper the hottest chili pepper in the world, surpassing the previous record holder, the Trinidad Scorpion.
The Carolina Reaper holds the official Guinness World Record for hottest pepper at 1.6 million Scoville Heat Units, although other peppers such as Pepper X and Dragon's Breath claim to be hotter.
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