The Taste Bud: Kevin ingests an Armageddon pepper and shares his pain
Here at Food & Dining Magazine, we’re as enamored of Johnny Knoxville-style exhibitionist stunts as the next food and drink publication, so when our friend and colleague Kevin Gibson revealed his epic encounter with an Armageddon pepper, we jumped at the opportunity to share Kevin’s pain with the planet. It’s a noble burn, don’t you think? What it’s Like to Eat a 1.3 Million Scoville Unit Armageddon Pepper The Armageddon checks in at 1.3 million Scoville units, which is how capsaicin is measured in peppers — that’s just behind the Carolina Reaper pepper, which is recognized as the hottest in the world, which is measured at 1.5 million. For comparison’s sake, the Jalapeno pepper averages about 5,000 Scoville units, usually landing betwee ......Read more