According to Guinness, the Carolina Reaper pepper is now considered the hottest pepper on earth. The Carolina Reaper pepper was grown in Carolina, and is now a stable hybrid pepper formerly known as HP22B, which stands for "Higher Power, Pot No. 22, Plant B." The Carolina Reaper pepper or Carolina pepper or Reaper pepper was bred for heat from a red habanero strain and a Pakistani Naga chile pepper. The hottest individual Carolina Reaper pepper came in at 2.2 million scoville heat units surpassing the previous record holder, Trinidad Moruga Scorpion pepper which stood at over 2,000,000 scoville heat units. The Carolina Reaper pepper is about 1.5 to 2 inches in total length, it is bumpy and has a scorpion like tail. The Carolina Reaper is a cultivar of chili pepper of the Capsicum chinense species. This pepper has a sweet and slightly citrus flavor and an aggressive long lasting burn.
The Carolina Reaper pepper is about twice as hot as the Ghost Pepper or Bhut Jolokia pepper. If you thought the Ghost Pepper was hot, check out the Carolina Reaper chile pepper! It is extremely hot and has a great flavor. Ghost pepper has an intense sweet chili flavor and is hot!
They have no additives, preservatives and are processed in a "sanitary" environment.
Carolina Reaper pepper powder is a fine powder. The peppers are picked at the peak of ripeness, dried and then ground to a fine powder.