Meet the Apollo pepper: the world’s newest hottest pepper!?
A few seasons ago, Sean Evans revealed the new hot sauces for the 13th season of Hot Ones. Down below you can watch the full reveal, in which we saw a few familiar brands and sauces, but the biggest surprise of all was the new number 10: The Last Dab Apollo. Back then, this was a new version of Hot Ones’ own hot sauce, made with a completely new pepper: The Apollo pepper. It’s Smokin’ Ed Currie’s latest creation and according to Sean Evans it’s his most ferocious creation ever.
Is the Apollo pepper the world’s newest hottest pepper in the world?
An incredibly intense heat build and tears rolling down your cheeks, just a few things that are named to describe the power of the pepper/sauce, but Sean also calls it the most delicious and ferocious pepper Smokin’ Ed ever created. Showrunner Chris Schonberger even doubted if it should be in the show, because it might be too intense for celebrities. But is the Apollo pepper the new hottest pepper in the world? That remains unclear.
Apollo: a hybrid between the Carolina Reaper and Pepper X
The Apollo pepper is a hybrid between the two hottest creations of Smokin’ Ed until now: the Carolina Reaper (former hottest pepper in the world) and Pepper X (oficially the new hottest pepper in the world). Heat-wise it will obviously be a monster, but if it will become officially the hottest is unknown at the moment. It should pass the 3 million Scoville Heat Units to pass the Pepper X. Flavor-wise it’s a combination of the ‘fruity’ flavor of the Reaper and the earthy flavor of the Pepper X. According to Sean it was by far the hottest version of the Last Dab ever.
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Although it is still unknown exactly how hot the Apollo pepper is, people are supsecting that it could well become the future successor to the Pepper X. Currently that officially is the hottest pepper in the world. Here you can check out a handy overview of all the peppers in the world ranked by their Scoville score.