In November 2013 the "Carolina Reaper" was recognized by Guinness Book of World Records as the world's hottest chile pepper and tips the scales in the range of 1,400,000 - 2,200,000 SHU (Scoville Heat Units). The previous record-holder was the Trinidad Scorpion Butch T at a little over 2,000,000 SHU.
This is one fiery hot chile pepper and it has a unique long stinger or tail at the end of it. This chile pepper was given the name "Reaper" for a reason, so use with great caution. If you can get past the “burn your face off” heat the Carolina Reaper Chili has a pleasant flavour with undertones of chocolate and cherry.