…Scoville Units.

Which is literally nothing, apparently.

For reference, the Habanero (which I can’t even touch or stomach) tops out at 350,000 and the previous World Record holder (Carolina Reaper) is a paltry 2.2 Million Scoville Units.

The current record (by the same company that created the Carolina Reaper) is 3.18 Million Scoville Units with the “Pepper X”.

…oh and this shot is from the Leica M8.


7 thoughts on “2,500

  1. -N- says:

    Oh, dear! We eat habaneros frequently around here . . . we even grow hotter ones! But, then, we are from a hotter climate – have you noticed that hotter food accompanies the differences in latitude?

    Nice shot, too!

    • mewanchuk says:


      Don’t get me wrong, I’ll try Habanero sauces and salsas of all sorts—but the last time I tried to cut and prepare one I almost blinded myself lol.

      Many thanks,

      • -N- says:

        Did you wear gloves and wash your hands . . . sounds like you rubbed an eye. You have my sympathy there! When I cut them up, I seed them under running water and have on my silicon blues . . .

  2. kdghantous says:

    Really nice shot. Perhaps high contrast isn’t for food magazine covers, but it works here. Nice overall texture without overdoing it.

    What’s funny about the M8: its 10Mpx sensor is more than 4K worth of resolution. IOW, it’s enough, and in fact it’s a lot. At lower ISOs it produces terrific images, and always will. It’s not like those early DSLRs which I wouldn’t touch with a 10 foot pole today.

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