The world class crew at Grunt Style bring you the pleasure of watching a Marine and Soldier face off in a competition to see who can handle eating the hottest pepper on the planet for nothing more than bragging rights.
The Bhut Jolokia, more commonly known as the ghost pepper, is the world’s hottest pepper. Its heat rating is around 800,000 – 1,041,427 Scoville heat units (SHUs). To give you some perspective, a Jalapeno pepper weighs in at a measly 5,000 scovilles, meaning even weak ghost pepper is about 160 times hotter than your average Jalapeno.
According to ChilliWorld, the Scoville scale is a measure of the ‘hotness’ of a chili pepper and it measures the concentration of the chemical compound capsaicin which is the active component that produces the heat sensation.
Most people that attempt this challenge end up in tears and gasping for breath, some even end up in the hospital. Let’s see how both of these guys hold up to the heat and decide for yourselves who won.
So, they have a ghost pepper that they cut in half and each places half in the other one’s mouth with a brief, I love you. Chewing it up and swallowing it didn’t appear to be that difficult but then the heat kicks in.
The heat gets stronger and stronger, and stronger. It appears the Marine contained himself better than the Army grunt did. The Army guy was suffering so bad he couldn’t even speak when asked his name and where he was from.
They spit and the Army grunt got him some milk but then he gave his wife a kiss and just moments later, the ghost pepper’s heat was burning her lips and she had to rush away for relief. She told her husband, when he kissed her, that she could feel the heat radiate from his mouth and face.
As onlookers watched to see who was the baddest, the pair tried to stay composed and bear with the challenge in the name of their military branch.
If you have ever eaten a jalapeno and thought it was about to burn your mouth off, then the thought of something 160 times hotter is unfathomable.
The “Pepper X”, bred by Ed Currie the creator of the famous Carolina Reaper chilli, is claimed to measure in at 3.18 million scoville units and now holds the world record,” ChilliWorld explained.
And while the hottest peppers seem to change fairly often, there is no doubt about the brutality the ghost pepper delivers. Maybe next time the troops can take the challenge with Pepper X.