Puckerbutt Pepper Co.
Planting the Seed
In the 1980’s Smokin’ Ed Currie started investigating the correlation between personal life style, habits and disease and began growing peppers at home.
By the 90’s, in Rock Hill, South Carolina, Ed had raised 800 hot pepper plants in every inch of his home and the homes of family, friends and neighbors.
Bought the Farm (Literally, not Figuratively)
One day in the early 2000’s, Ed’s wife Linda, realized the growing demand for his peppers needed a farm of its own. Their much larger farm now grows over 100,000 pepper plants and is one of the largest on the east coast.
With extra room to experiment Smokin’ Ed, the self proclaimed mad scientist, created a Guinness world record winning hot pepper, the Smokin' Ed's Carolina Reaper®.
Today, Ed and his team of pepper gurus can be found on the Farm- supplying intense Spice and Heat to Premier Food Providers across the globe and Crafting their own PuckerButtPepper Company Specialty Line of Spicy Sauces and Snacks.
- Early 2000's
2013 & 2017
Guiness World Record Hottest Chili Pepper
Peoples Choice Chi Town Hot Sauce Expo
2016 & 2018
Peoples Choice PDX Portland Hot Sauce Expo
Peoples Choice California Hot Sauce Expo
Screaming Mimi NYC Hot Sauce Expo
According to the Guinness Book of World Records, Smokin' Ed's Carolina Reaper® grown by Ed Currie of Puckerbutt Pepper Company is the World's Hottest Pepper...
PuckerButt Pepper Company raised the bar for hot pepper heat intensity by producing an amazing hot pepper, the Smokin' Ed's Carolina Reaper® which surpasses the old world record holder...
Hot Ones, host Sean Evans meets up with a legend of the chili world - Denmark's ghost-pepper-popping Chili Klaus to eat Smokin Ed's Carolina Reaper®...
Rhett and Link go beyond the call of duty and take on eating a whole Smokin' Ed's Carolina Reaper®. See what happens when one dares to combat the Reaper...
Chile Guide Organized by Heat. Starting with the mildest, 100 Scoville Heat Units, the scientific measure of spiciness. To the hottest, at 2.3 Million, the Smokin' Ed's Carolina Reaper®.