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Date: January 10, 2012 10:21AM

The Trinidad Scorpion Butch T pepper is so strong that those who handle it must wear protective gloves. Exposure to the eye or skin near the eyes when handling this pepper could cause temporary blindness. While preparing the Butch T, one should wear a chemical mask or a body suit to defend against fumes given off in the cooking process.
Mrkim Report This Comment
Date: January 10, 2012 11:05AM

Mmmmmm, sounds yummy and challenging all at the same time rock on

BlahX3 Report This Comment
Date: January 10, 2012 04:30PM

Are these the famed Merciless Peppers of Quetzalacatenango … grown deep in the jungle primeval by the inmates of a Guatemalan insane asylum? (AKA Guatemalan Insanity Peppers)
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Date: January 11, 2012 06:04AM

I guess you could call it the Tobago Blindness Pepper.

They are grown in Trinidad/Tobago.

It is named after Butch Taylor, the owner of a hot sauce company who is responsible for propagating the pepper's seeds.

The "scorpion" peppers are referred to as such because the pointed end of the pepper is said to resemble a scorpion's stinger.

Nothing to do with Guatemala or insanity.The Ghost pepper's record wasn't broken until 2011, and then it was broken 3 times in one year. I have a feeling someone out there has a pepper in the works that will beat this one soon.
Onyma Report This Comment
Date: January 11, 2012 10:08AM

I almost looks like it's sticking its tongue out at you. "Common, I dare ya, eat me."
BlahX3 Report This Comment
Date: January 11, 2012 10:20AM

Article I read says they're grown in Oz. Maybe they originate from Trinidad but an Aussie guy is growing them even hotter than normal.
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Date: January 11, 2012 12:37PM

You're right Blah, the actual pepper was grown in Australia. Butch Taylor is credited for developing the strain it came from and selling the seeds via a company that is also in Australia. The type of pepper that was genetically altered to create the seeds comes from Trinidad. Butch T lives in Baton Rouge LA, so at a strech you could call it the "Baton Rouge Blindness Pepper".

I was just using Wikipedia for my info before but I found out a lot more at The Pepper seed's website

I also found out it's not officially recognized as the hottest by Guiness as the Naga Viper still holds that record (the Naga is an altered strain of the Ghost pepper). However, it is rated higher on the Scoville scale and is generally recognized as the current World's hottest pepper.

I learned a lot from the little research I did on this subject, like that it's not only the type of pepper but the conditions it's grown in that determine how spicy it is.
BlahX3 Report This Comment
Date: January 11, 2012 05:51PM

Pretty cool to read about. Just looking at this pic kinda makes me want something spicy, so does reading about them. I gotta see what's on the menu tonite now.
quasi Report This Comment
Date: January 11, 2012 07:08PM

Just looking at it makes my asshole burn.
BlahX3 Report This Comment
Date: January 11, 2012 08:47PM

Your asshole might be burning for other reasons.

Paging Doctor Digger!

I suspect this picture is making my computer overheat.

Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 11/01/2012 09:22PM by BlahX3.