The (real) Story Of Scoville
Wilbur Scoville was born on January 22nd, 1865. The world would never be the same. In 1912 Scoville developed the Scoville Organoleptic Test (SOT), which was used to measure the "hotness" of peppers.
Scoville's test is still used to measure the capsaicin in a pepper, expressed as Scoville Heat Units. Ever since, people have tried to breed hotter and hotter peppers.
The (fake) Story Of Scoville
The town of Scoville was founded in Wilbur's honor as a home for those who believe that the hottest peppers are the best peppers. Every year around this time, the town hosts the Scoville Chili Pepper Festival. â€¦