The controversy over which is really the hottest pepper in the world continues. Some of the larger artisan hot sauce companies seem to be taking sides. Previously, we shared information about a new limited production hot sauce by Heartbreaking Dawns. The sauce’s title, Repearcussion, seems to fuel the debate and maybe hint at the ongoing debate concerning the origin of the Carolina Reaper. One school of thought believes it simply a renamed strain of 7 Pot Primo. Others hold fast to the belief that the Carolina Reaper is an entirely different pepper. Still others demand ongoing DNA testing will prove one way or the other.
Today, there is again much debate as to the origin of the Carolina Reaper. When that pepper first took the title hottest pepper in the world at Guinness World Records, the controversy began. There was much speculation that the Carolina Reaper was a renamed 7 Pot Primo pepper. Today, at least one major artisan hot sauce company has come out and said that the 7 Pot Primo is hands down the hottest pepper in the world. In fact, some are poking great fun at the Carolina Reaper.