The hottest pepper in the world is officially the Carolina Reaper. It has been reported to have over 2 million Scoville Heat Units, that's HOT!! If you're looking to buy Carolina Reaper seeds and grow your own, we only have one warning – use gloves when cutting up these chiles! :)
Fun Carolina Reaper facts:
- This chile pepper gets it's heat from being a cross between a Pakastani Naga and a Red Habanero.
- Carolina Reaper consumers sometimes experience something like a runner’s high! Yep, that's why you like spicy food – it releases endorphins!
- Despite it's heat, the Carolina Reaper actually has a good flavor, it's fruity, sweet, and has a hint of old dust and smokey undertones... though it's hard to tell because your whole head will be burning!