This is a truly amazing pepper created by Ed Currie of Puckerbutt Pepper Company. The Carolina Reaper has held the world record for world's hottest chili pepper since 2013 with an average scoville rating of 1.596 million. Some of them go up to 2.2 million. Aside from its gnarly look, this pepper is quite the novelty; there are thousands of videos on YouTube of people eating these in agony. I think that at some point every chili-head needs to try a very (emphasis on VERY) small sliver of this pepper for the experience. Can't recommend enough!