The hottest pepper in the world is the carolina reaper. Alex is a hot fiend even as a boy and wanted to try some. I decided to go slow and purchased some jerky spiced with carolina reaper.
We got the ice cream and glass of milk ready just in case as Alex took his first bite.
Alex was nervous as he tentatively sampled his first piece.
The first taste was not overpowering and we did not feel the heat right away. After a few minutes it started to build and we went for the ice cream.
Overall there was a significant spicy aftertaste that did tend to linger but it was not overbearingly hot. We will build courage to try the whole pepper next.