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The WSJ has up a great article describing the current state of affairs in the quest for the world’s hottest pepper:

The undisputed king of the hot sauce world though is Blair Lazar, a New Jersey entrepreneur who achieved a Guinness record of 16 million Scovilles—the scientific maximum. He required customers to sign a waiver before buying his “Blair’s 16 Million Reserve.” It consists of individual crystals of pure capsaicin produced in a laboratory.

Mr. Lazar started his business in 1989 when he was a bartender trying to clear out late-night stragglers. If they could eat wings doused with his original Death Sauce, they could stay. None could. But he says appreciation for spicy foods has grown immensely.

Originally posted by Dane Carlson on April 2, 2014 in Ideas.

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