Est: 2008
HQ: Fort Mill, SC
CEO: Smokin’ Ed Currie


In the early 2000 Smokin’ Ed, the self proclaimed mad scientist, created a Guinness world record winning hot pepper, the Carolina Reaper® and launched The PuckerButt Pepper Company. Today, PuckerButtPepper Company supplies premier food providers across the globe along with selling their own specialty line of spicy sauces and snacks.


It’s not everyday that you find someone who is capable of creating their own species of pepper that is a million times hotter than world has ever known. PuckerButt has grown into a large specialty food manufacturer that ensures quality across the entire supply chain from seed to store. Starting with USDA Certified Organic farm to supplying Organic MASH, private label manufacturing and bottling throughout the Food Industry.