Carolina Reaper Powder | World's Hottest Pepper

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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. 

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.

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    Customer Reviews

    Based on 58 reviews
    Calvin J.

    Great, just what i wanted

    Nathaniel R.
    Fuckin insane

    Like the devil and hades had a child

    Isaac E.
    Better than expected

    I purchased the Carolina Reaper powder. Super satisfied!!! Makes everything I put it on better . Great quality will order again.

    Kevin W.

    No need to look elsewhere, this is perfect and high quality!


    I have been using the Carolina reaper powder for a couple of years now. It goes well with just about anything that is edible. I use it just about every day. When using in soupy foods, the heat comes out more than when using in less liquidy foods. I will continue buying the reaper powder.

    David M.
    Works as advertised

    I love spicy food, that’s why I bought this. I tended to believe the advertising about the spice level of the Carolina Reaper powder, so I sprinkled a *tiny* amount in some tortilla soup and it was almost too spicy to eat. What I’m trying to tell you here is that while this is super good in small amounts, it’s easy to ruin your food with. But it does do it’s best inform you of that, and it does give you what you ask for, so 5 stars.

    Darla W.
    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.

    Marcel M.
    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!

    Stacy H.
    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.