Carolina Reaper Powder | World's Hottest Pepper

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.

To give you an idea of how hot this 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. Whereas habanero peppers range anywhere from 100,000 to 350,000 SHU. 

The peppers are a crossbreed between a ghost pepper and red habanero pepper. As such, it has a sweet fruity 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. 

What do the peppers look like?
Carolina Reaper Peppers are small to medium-sized peppers with a bright red appearance. They commonly feature a tail that resembles the stinger of a wasp. The inside flesh is orange to white in color.

Carolina Reaper Peppers
The most pungent (spiciest) part of the pepper is in the inside top portion of the peppers, especially around the seeds. When trying a fresh Carolina Reaper it is always best to start with the bottom of the pepper near the tail by trying just a small sliver to get a feeling of just how hot the pepper is. 

Heat Level Extra Hot

Growing Season:
Late February - Late November. 

Nutritional Value:
Chile peppers contain a high amount of vitamin C. Almost twice the number of citrus fruits.

Common Uses:
  • Insanity Wings
  • Mexican Dishes
  • Chili 
  • In restaurants that want the hottest heat levels, this would be 5 on and 1 - 5 scale. 
  • Add heat to any meal.
  • Commonly used in pepper eating contests and food eating challenges. We host a pepper eating contest at the Arizona Taco Festival each year. Most people are unable to even get to the Carolina Reaper and bow out on Ghost Peppers and Scorpion Peppers. 
  • Super spicy dips
Why buy the powder over the flakes or whole peppers?
  • Dissolves easily making for a more constant heat level throughout the dish.
  • The powder is the combination of thousands of Carolina Reaper peppers. The heat level will be the average heat level of those peppers. This allows us to provide you with a more consistent product for use in recipes. While the heat level will vary from crop to crop the variation will be less noticeable compared to purchasing the whole peppers where heat differences between every single pepper will be much greater.
  • Cheaper to ship compared to whole peppers. The volume of powder is much less than the volume of whole peppers and flakes. 
Why buy from us?
  • Premium quality non-smoked Carolina Reaper Powder, 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.
  • Pure, no additives.
  • Ships in a high-quality spice jar with a sealed sifter flip top.

Additional Info
Want to learn more about Carolina Reaper Peppers? Be sure to check out The Ultimate Guide to the Carolina Reaper Pepper on our new blog.

What are Carolina Reaper peppers?

Related Recipe
Carolina Reaper Baked Chicken Wings
Carolina Reaper Baked Chicken Wings

Customer Reviews

Based on 52 reviews
reaper dust review

The Reaper powder was exactly what I expected. the delivery was prompt I will certainly be ordering from again. I may order the Ghost pepper powder next.

What an amazing product

Great heat, great flavor, awesome product and the ship to Canada!!!

Bloody hot

It’s a great pepper!! You’ll love it!

Great heat and flavor

This is our second purchase from this company. My husband loves the burn of this reapers powder coupled with the flavor it gives. He uses it on everything and if not the powder then a dried reaper. We will definitely continue to buy this powder.


It burns

Money well spent

This thing is dangerous. Needless to say it’s exactly what I wanted. 10/10 extremely spicy, will buy agian


Always happy with your spices


Great stuff good and hot!!
I added it to the Judges Chili, at a Chili cook off competition! The Judges don’t know what good Chili is!
When it time for my Chili to be Judged they know they ate some real Chili!
I made them cry!!
Thanks for hooking me up with the good stuff!!


Live it

Oh So HOT!!!

The powdered Carolina Reaper is excellent. It is HOT. a little dab will do ya for sure. Is a good addition to all kinds of dishes. Word of caution USE SPARINGLY!!!