The Apollo Pepper is a superhot chili pepper created by Ed Currie of Puckerbutt Pepper Company by crossing a Carolina Reaper with the Pepper X.
What is the Apollo Pepper?
There's a new superhot chili pepper in town. Ed Currie of Puckerbutt Pepper Company has done it again by crossing the Guinness World Record holding official hottest pepper in the world, the Carolina Reaper, with another superhot chili, Pepper X.
The result is called the Apollo Pepper, and as expected, it is blisteringly hot. It is notable that Mr. Currie is the creator of both the Carolina Reaper and Pepper X, and while little is currently known about this new pepper, we do know that packs some serious heat.
How Hot is the Apollo Pepper? (Apollo Pepper Scoville Rating)
The Apollo Pepper is reported to measure between 2,500,000 to 3,000,000 Scoville Heat Units on the Scoville Scale, putting it on par with the Pepper X. At the high end, this makes it roughly 600 times hotter than an average jalapeno pepper.
The only information available at this time comes from a hot sauce made with the Apollo Pepper called The Last Dab: Apollo by Heatonist. The hot sauce offers more concentrated heat than their previous superhot hot sauces, made with a combination of fresh peppers and dried peppers, distilled chili oil (how essential oils are made by using co2 extraction), and very little vinegar.
We're talking pure, unadulterated heat in hot sauce form, surely not for the faint of heart. If you love spicy food and hot peppers, this is one you need to try.
I have seen no official testing information, but will update this page as new information arrives.
Is the Apollo Pepper Hotter than the Ghost Pepper?
Yes, the Apollo pepper is roughly 3 times hotter than the ghost pepper. Ghost peppers measure in at about 1 Million Scoville Heat Units (SHU), while the Apollo pepper reportedly measures in at about 3 Million SHU.
Is the Apollo Pepper Hotter than the Carolina Reaper?
Yes, the Apollo pepper is roughly 1.4 times hotter than the Carolina Reaper. The Carolina Reaper measures in at about 2.2 Million Scoville Heat Units (SHU), while the Apollo pepper reportedly measures in at about 3 Million SHU.
Buy the Last Dab: Apollo Hot Sauce
Want to try the scorching world's hottest hot sauce made with Apollo peppers?
Buy The Last Dab: Apollo Hot Sauce (Amazon affiliate link, my friends!)
I'd love to hear what you think of the hot sauce!
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