This is the world's hottest pepper. On the Scoville Heat Scale, the Carolina Reaper pepper has an average Scoville Heat Unit (SHU) rating of 1,641,000 with some individual peppers topping out at an incredible 2,200,000 SHU.
The pepper is a crossbreed between a Ghost Pepper and a Red Habanero pepper. As such, it has a sweet flavor. The heat hits you instantly, your skin begins to sweat, and the intense pain in your mouth is unbearable. Luckily this pain subsides in about 10 minutes.
Why buy from us?
Premium quality non-smoked dried Carolina Reaper Peppers, you will taste the difference.
Lightning-fast shipping time, we will ship your order in under 2 business days. Most orders ship the same day or the very next business day.
100% pure, no additives.
Ships in a high-quality sealed resealable stand-up pouch.
The size of the peppers varies, these are estimates, you may get more or less depending on the size of each pepper.
Peppers Per Pouch 0.4 oz ~ 10-15 peppers 1 oz ~ 30-35 peppers 2 oz ~ 60 peppers 4 oz ~ 120 peppers 8 oz ~ 250 peppers 16 oz ~ 550 peppers
Frequently Asked Questions About Carolina Reaper Peppers
What should I do if I get Carolina Reaper on my skin? Do not add water at first, this will only spread the capsaicin which is an oil. The first thing you should do is take a dry cloth and wipe the area clean as much as you can. Once you have done that, you can use soap and water to try to remove any remaining amount. A heavy detergent soap such as Dawn does wonders to remove the oil, do not use this on your face or eyes though.
What do I do if I get Carolina Reaper on my face or in my eyes? First, use a dry cloth to remove as much as you can from your face. Next, flush your eyes with a saline solution or contact solution. At this point, if you are still experiencing pain, baby shampoo works wonders to help remove the capsaicin oil which is what is causing your pain.
How long will the pain from Carolina Reaper last? In general, for most people, the most intense burn will occur after 30 seconds after eating the pepper. This period usually lasts about 4-6 minutes. You can soothe this by eating any dairy product containing casein. Casein, like the active ingredient in peppers that make them hot, is an oil. Casein binds to the capsaicin oil and acts as a detergent to wash it away. After usually 6-10 minutes even without casein, the effects begin to disappear. Most people will feel back to normal after 15 minutes in their mouth and lips, but this all depends on how much you eat and how tolerant of capsaicin you are.