Tesco's starts selling world's hottest chilli pepper The Carolina Reaper


The hottest chilli pepper in the world is now on sale in Tesco – and it is so fiery that it is more lethal than weapons-grade pepper spray.

The Carolina Reaper can now be purchased for the first time in the UK and is so eye-wateringly hot the supermarket is advising customers not to touch it without wearing gloves.  

Officially the world’s hottest chilli pepper according to the Guinness Book Of Records, it scores 1.5 million on the Scoville scale, which measures the heat of peppers.

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Tesco now stocks the fiery Carolina Reaper - the world's hottest chilli pepper - in most of its UK stores

Tesco now stocks the fiery Carolina Reaper – the world’s hottest chilli pepper – in most of its UK stores

Italian farmer Salvatore Genovese (pictured) - who is also the UK's largest breeder of chillies - grows the peppers on his seven acre farm in Bedfordshire

Italian farmer Salvatore Genovese (pictured) – who is also the UK’s largest breeder of chillies – grows all types of chilli peppers on his seven acre farm in Bedfordshire

Some have even racked up scores of 2.2 million on the charts – passing the 2 million mark…



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