Carolina Reaper May Lose Worlds Hottest Pepper Rating to the HP56, According to New Data Posted by Pepper Company Online

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The Carolina Reaper pepper might lose its worlds hottest pepper rating due to the HP56, according to new data posted at the PepperHeads for Life website at

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We provide the Scoville Scale on our website to help test the hotness of peppers and to educate people on the best way to grow them

The Scoville Scale for Peppers is the official rating system that helps people who consume peppers to find out the heat rating in the United States. The PepperHeads for Life company has now posted new data that reveals the Carolina Reaper may lose its rating of the worlds hottest pepper at

First rated in the year 2013, the Carolina Reaper was officially the highest rated organic pepper on the Scoville Scale at 2.2 million units or SCU. A new pepper has entered the pepper market known as the HP56 or HP 56 Death Strain. This pepper is now officially rated at 3 million SCU and could soon take the top spot as the hottest pepper on the planet, according to the PepperHeads for Life website.

"We provide the Scoville Scale on our website to help test the hotness of peppers and to educate people on the best way to grow them," said one source.

Keeping track of the heat scale for peppers is one area of expertise for the owners of the PepperHeads for Life company. The Facebook page created earlier this year to help global pepper lovers to connect has now received more than 30,000 likes. The discussion of the HP56 hot pepper and Carolina Reaper will likely continue this year until the new ratings are published.

"We maintain one of the only trusted resources for pepper advice, news and retail sources published on the web in the United States," said the source.

Earlier this year, the PepperHeads for Life company presented its official list of the hottest hot sauces around the world at Since the time of publication, new sauces have been added to the list to help curate the list for a better resource for people who buy hot sauce online.


The company has created one of the largest web followings of hot pepper lovers around the world. The company website is now visited daily by thousands of loyal fans of sauces and organically grown hot peppers. The company has opened its own Facebook page this year to help share news and reviews to men and women who share a passion for pepper growing and consumption.

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