Carolina Reaper Flakes 4 oz


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 a 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 a small to medium sized pepper with a bight 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. 

Growing Season:
Late February - Late November. 

Nutritional Value:
Chile peppers contain a high amount of vitamin C. Almost twice the amount 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 flakes over the powder or whole peppers?

  • Adds vibrant color to a dish. 
  • 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. 

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      Awesome product. However, This is my second order, and the last one I received was ground much smaller than this one. I prefer the smaller flakes. But still delicious. I put it on almost everything I eat.


      Hot stuff but....

      I'm going to start this off by stating I eat hot stuff with no issue. I use capsaicin extract on chips instead of salsa. With that said I will review this for the average taster. This is one spicy little pepper flake. The flavor is awesome and there is a punch that will knock the average pallet down for the count. The burn lasts for a while and if you are not careful you can seriously hurt yourself. I shake it on pizza or pasta like the average person uses crushed red flakes, which unless you a serious chili pepper head I would avoid, and love the way it tastes. This will make great chili oil also. On the flip side if you buy it and can't take it you can make chili oil, mix it worth water and put it in a spray bottle or a super soaker and use it as non lethal self defense. Your call.


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      • How can i get North Carolina state Tax added to my order

        We do not have a business presence in North Carolina so I'm pretty sure you do not need to have tax added for an online order placed in another state. Is there a new law there that requires sales tax on internet sales there?