These aren't chile peppers, these are cherry-sized atom bombs. Carolina Reapers are the hottest chile pepper available to the public. They boast a blistering 1,569,000 Scoville heat units on average but have measured up to 2.2 million SHU! We recommend you handle these peppers with extreme caution – use gloves, protect your eyes, and use proper ventilation when cooking. Their fruity flavor makes these peppers a great addition to homemade hot sauces and jellies. You can also add a whole pepper right to a pot of chili, just be sure to remove it later!