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The man who invented the hottest pepper on Earth.

Smokin' Ed Currie is an American chili pepper breeder who is the founder and president of the Puckerbutt Pepper Company. He is best known for breeding, according to Guinness World Records, the hottest chili pepper in the world: Smokin’ Ed's Carolina Reaper.

Currie was born in West Bloomfield Township, Michigan. He graduated from Central Michigan University and fought addiction for many years. In 2001, Currie moved to South Carolina, where he began growing his own peppers in the yard and experimenting with crossbreeds. He was featured in the episode "Chili Eating" in the 2020 Netflix documentary series, We Are the Champions.


Smokin’ Ed Currie of the PuckerButt Pepper Company attained hot-pepper preeminence in 2013, when he debuted the Carolina Reaper, the hottest hot pepper at the time at up to 2.2 million Scoville Heat Units (SHU).

It is know that this pepper is exceptionally evil and it's a hybrid of 3 supershots. Currie created it himself via cross pollination.

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