It’s FINALLY official! The Carolina Reaper is the hottest pepper in the world! We first told you about the Carolina Reaper aka HP22B back in November of 2011. We got word from Smokin’ Ed Currie earlier today that Guinness World Records has certified the new world record for the Carolina Reaper at 1,569,383 SHU (Scoville Heat Units). The press release goes on to say that the Carolina Reaper peak levels have been measured as high as 2,200,000 SHU. Congratulations to Ed, and make sure to load up on Reaper products at our sister site iBurn.com!