It’s Official! The Guinness Book of World Records has crowned a new pepper as World’s Hottest! The Carolina Reaper. If it sounds deadly, that’s because it is. At a scorching 2.2 million scoville, this pepper will destroy your mouth before wrecking havoc on your stomach. This pepper is so hot only a true PepperHead can handle it. If you don’t know how hot 2.2 million scovilles is, let me compare it to a few items you may be familiar with.