A man in Canada surpassed all the bars of spice tolerance and surpassed his own record by becoming the fastest person to chomp on 50 Carolina reapers.
Canadian man Mike Jack breaks record for eating 50 Carolina Reaper chillies in record time (Image: GWR)
A man in Canada surpassed all the bars of spice tolerance and surpassed his own record by becoming the fastest person to chomp on 50 of the world’s hottest chilli peppers, the Carolina Reapers. The Canadian man named Mike Jack not only ate 50 Carolina reapers in the shortest span of time but also went on to munch on 85 more. The Guinness World Records announced the new feat on Tuesday stating that the man consumed the world’s hottest pepper in 6 minutes and 49.2 seconds.
The catastrophic Carolina Reaper has 1.64 million Scoville heat units, making it the world’s hottest chilli pepper. = In comparison to other chillies, Carolina reapers are a hundred times hotter than a jalapeño pepper. The breeder of the chillies told Guinness that the peppers take like they are eating “molten lava”. The international body shared the video of Jack consuming the peppers and breaking the record. “New record: Fastest time to eat 50 Carolina reaper chilli peppers – 6 minutes and 49.20 seconds by Mike Jack He eventually went on to eat 135 peppers in this one sitting,” the Guinness World Record wrote on X, formerly known as Twitter.
New record: Fastest time to eat 50 carolina reaper chilli peppers – 6 minutes and 49.20 seconds by Mike Jack 🇨🇦
He eventually went on to eat 135 peppers in this one sitting 🤯 pic.twitter.com/b5OxTBtbjd
— #GWR2024 OUT NOW (@GWR) September 26, 2023
20 years of practice
According to GWR, Mike built up his spice tolerance over the past 20 years, however, he mentioned that he is not completely desensitised to it. “The first pepper is the worst,” Mike said while speaking about his record attempt.“The initial shock of spiciness is intense. The second one doesn’t seem as bad, but each one after that gets hotter and hotter as the peppers touch new places in your mouth,” he added. After completing the record, Mike insisted that the pain in his mouth “wasn’t that bad” compared to the stomach pains.“I get bad cramps. It feels like someone is squeezing and twisting my guts,” he explained. “Your mind is telling you to stop, but you have to convince yourself to keep pushing through,” he remarked.
After achieving the new feat, Jack continued eating until he consumed a total of 135 Carolina reapers. The Canadian man averages one Reaper every eight seconds. He continued munching on to reach second place on the League of Fire Reaper Challenge leaderboard, which tracks attempts to eat the most Reapers in one sitting.“I just felt really tired like I had run a marathon,” Mike said. “I was able to hang out with friends after this time, but sometimes I end up sleeping on the cold bathroom floor all night,” he quipped.