Carolina Reaper Flakes

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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. 

Carolina Reaper 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. The 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 amount compared to 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 flakes over the powder or whole peppers?
  • Adds vibrant color to a dish that is more visible as compared to the powder.
  • Works great in pizza and pasta meals. 
  • Cheaper to ship than whole peppers as there is less volume.
  • Less likely to get airborne compared to powder which can cause extreme irritation when cooking and shaking out the powder. 

Why buy from us?
  • Premium quality oven-dried Carolina Reaper flakes, 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.
  • Satisfaction guarantee. 
Additional Info
Want to learn more about Carolina Reaper Peppers? Be sure to check out 
What are Carolina Reaper peppers?

Related Recipe
Carolina Reaper Baked Chicken Wings

Customer Reviews

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J
J.G.
Carolina Reaper Flakes

Love these flakes! I put them on everything I eat.

H
H.J.
Amazing and Hottttttttttttttttttttt!!!

I’ve always loved hot spices; and have tried a number of so-called hot pepper sauces. Initially, I was looking for a very hot pepper to teach some rogue rabbits a lesson because they were eating the foliage of my lillies. I knew they didn’t like the smell of red pepper. When I stumbled upon Sonoran Spice selling the Carolina Reaper, I had to try it: for the rabbits and for myself. Well, after my tongue got over the shock of the first bite of chicken sprinkled with Sonoran, I was hooked! Only those of us who love to suffer spicy hot can truly appreciate the flavorful product you sell. My chilis and other dishes will NEVER be the same again!

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D.D.
Consistent and reliable

I've been using Sonoran Spice carolina reaper pepper flakes for years in my food / cooking and still love it! It delivers on the heat without altering the flavor of the dish. No complaints unless y'all cut back on that spicy goodness!

G
G.G.

I'm not a fan but my customers love it!! I have a small beef jerky business and Carolina Reaper by far is the most popular! Thank you!

J
J.B.
Great.

It's working very well as an spice for our honey.

R
R.B.
Awesome

I love my Carolina reaper flakes they definitely replace my pepper flakes for everything I will definitely be buying more Carolina reaper flakes and the Trinidad Moruga scorpion flakes

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C.D.

Carolina Reaper Flakes

T
T.C.
It's so hot, it's so good!

I first found this at a Taco Festival a few years ago and have been in love ever since! Anything that I eat that needs that extra spicy kick, this is the perfect go to. I use it on pizza, hamburgers, burritos, noodles, even mangoes just to add a little flare to the fruit. This will definitely be a spice that I cannot go without having in my cabinet.

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S.H.
Sooooooo good.

I absolutely love spicy food and adding this to literally everything I eat. It’s spicy but so good.

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N.B.

Sonoran Spice is the real deal. First time trying the Carolina Reaper flakes. Perfect compliment to my spicy sausage corn chowder. Great flavor and brings the HEAT! 🔥

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