The Carolina Reaper (2,200,000 SHU) is the hottest pepper in the world – ranging from 1,500,000 Scoville Heat Units and peaking at 2,200,000 SHUs. The South Carolina native is a hybrid that surpassed the Moruga Scorpion as the world’s hottest chili pepper. The Carolina Reaper ranges from 1,200,000 to 2,200,000 Scoville heat units (SHU) – as of today it’s the hottest pepper in the world. With a pepper mash content of over 60% we have also added onions, garlic, sundried tomatoes, tomatillos, cilantro, lemon, lime, ginger and other spices to bring awesome flavor to the incredible heat of the Reaper. Meet the King of Heat: The Carolina Reaper. This sauce contains the equivalent of 9 Million Scoville Units; I calculated this by the number of Carolina Reaper Peppers that are in the sauce and the Scoville Units contained by each pepper Be very careful with this sauce, it is hot and the heat has a delay. To give you an idea on heat, It actually crosses over into the heat of military grade pepper spray (starting at 2,200,000 SHU) in its hottest form. The Carolina Reaper is the new reigning champion averaging a blistering 1.58 million scoville units of heat with peaks at 2.2 million! The Scoville Scale is dominated early by chemical compounds such as Resiniferatoxin (16,000,000,000 SHU) – a chemical likely to cause chemical burns on contact with the skin. Look no further than the Carolina Reaper sauce when searching for the hottest sauce on the planet.