Eating a Carolina Reaper!


Senior Member
Nov 7, 2011
Why rub someones feet with chilli ? Indian fetish / fantasy ?
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Honorary Master
Mar 12, 2008
Nah, the people drinking paint thinners are mental, this chili eating is a something more of a fun challenge that one does, same as when we were in high school we took on a challenge to go down a steep storm drain in a shoprite trolley with a fence at the other end, it was fun, then it wasn't. but we had a good laugh about it afterwards.
Im all for fun, really I've done some pretty stupid things myself,
but Id never try to eat the worlds hottest chili, thats just asking for trouble.


Expert Member
Mar 7, 2013
Im all for fun, really I've done some pretty stupid things myself,
but Id never try to eat the worlds hottest chili, thats just asking for trouble.
There are hotter chillies out there, like pepper x, just haven't been tested for the Guinness record yet.

I was handling seeds, including reaper, when I rubbed just under my eye. Oh my fok Marelize! Bad idea, was like putting deep heat in my eye.
Also tasted pepper spray, it's not that hot on your tongue, about the same as cayenne.


Honorary Master
Nov 13, 2007
Looking back at it now, might not have been the best idea....

Before I start, someone mentioned that these chillis might be Trinidad Moruga and not Carolina Reapers, they are both even on the scoville scale though.

I ate a whole one on my own on Sunday and it was such a k*k experience!

When you bite into it initially and chew it, you do not feel or taste much at all.

But then all of the sudden my whole mouth was on fire. The thing that hurt the most was the inside of my ears where it connect with your whole throat system. It felt like someone was pouring boiling water down my ears.
The skin on my face then started the feel like there were worms underneath it... wriggling around!!!

I was leaking out of my mouth, nose and eyes constantly. No idea where all the liquid was being produced but it was non stop flowing.

Of about 20 minutes of this, it subsided and I started to feel much better and thought that it was not that bad. So I ate some food that we were braaing.... and oh boy what a mistake. My stomach started to burn... not sure if I wanted to sh*t my pants or puke, I went to to bathroom...

As I got there I puked up everything I ate. The burns started all over again, and I started to shiver and sweat profusely, I just laid down on the cold bathroom floor for 30 minutes.

Scraped some energy together and got all my stuff so that we could go home.
I asked my wife to drive as I could feel that I am not 100%, as we pulled out the driveway I jumped out of the car and puked again. The burning started once again!!

24 hours later, and my taste is very funny. I am struggling to drink water as it has a strange off taste.

If you aren’t used to hot stuff it’s stupid to do that. Personally reapers to me are like mild jalapeños now. They really don’t do anything more. Yes they’re hot, but I wish they were hotter.