Meet the world's hottest chili pepper - the Carolina Reaper. It's the godfather of all chili peppers and looks as gnarly as it tastes. If you consider yourself a chilehead, why not try our very own Carolina Reaper challenge to see if you can stack up against all odds.
On the Scoville Heat Scale, the Caroline Reaper has a new average Scoville Heat Unit (SHU) rating of 1,641,000 with some individual peppers topping out at an incredible 2,200,000 SHU (as recently measured at Winthrop University). The pepper previously had a SHU rating of 1,569,300 but after more recent testing in 2017, it surpassed the previous SHU ranking.
To give you an idea of how hot the Carolina Reaper pepper is compared to other common peppers, a bell pepper has a SHU of 0 as it has no heat. A common jalapeño has a SHU of around 2,500 - 6,000 SHU. Habanero peppers range anywhere from 100,000 to 350,000 SHU. A Ghost Pepper's Scoville rating is just over 1.1 Million.
Below you will find our fine selection of Carolina Reaper peppers, powders, flakes, hot sauces, seeds, jerky, candies, and more.
Avoid contact with eyes and skin as severe irritation will occur.
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