The Carolina Reaper is the World’s Hottest Chile Pepper

World's Hottest Carolina Reaper PepperIt’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!



  • Pepper Joe 2013 Nov 15 / 09:27

    Hey Ed CONGRATS!! Well deserved. Original strain of seeds available at

  • Smokined 2013 Nov 15 / 20:28

    or you can get them from us too Joe, LOL


  • Tim 2013 Nov 16 / 13:15

    Way to go Ed

  • Paul 2014 Jan 14 / 17:41

    were can I get this peppers

  • Carolina Reaper 2014 May 19 / 14:06

    Love the flavor on this pepper! Sweet at first, then hits you like a freight train at 100mph!

  • Godfrey s. Mendiola 2015 Oct 09 / 05:48

    Tops Marians Volcanic Peppers Congratulates Smokin’ Eddie for winning the prestigious title! YOUR TRULY HOTTTT!

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