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The Carolina Reaper

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The Carolina Reaper!

This gnarly red pepper is a signature ingredient in our spicy barbecue blend, Somethin' To Cry About. It lends a fruity and sweet taste that creeps into an intense heat after the flavors wash along the tongue.


The Carolina Reaper is a cultivar of the Capsicum chinense plant developed by crossbreeding high pungency variants of the Ghost Pepper and the Red Habanero. Originally cultivated by Ed Currie from PuckerButt Pepper Company, the pepper looks gnarly - typically bright red with a bumpy texture and a distinct curved tail.

Flavor Profile

The taste of the chile is sweet and fruity, with an intense heat that manifests itself after the flavor. The Reaper, averaging around 1.5 million Scoville Units, has been known to strike fear into the average person and is very coveted by chile heads. It's a sneaky pepper - the way the heat of this chile manifests makes it an ideal ingredient in our spicy barbecue blend, Somethin' To Cry About.

Fun Facts

The Carolina Reaper is officially The world's Hottest Pepper earning the title in 2013 from Guinness World Records. The record has been upheld since being awarded, despite there being reports of other chiles testing higher.

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