The Guinness Book of World Records has just awarded the CAROLINA REAPER pepper its official new World Record for being the hottest chile on the face of the earth. At an average of nearly 1.6 million Scoville Units–and with a single pepper weighing in at a blistering 2.2 million–the new king of capsaicin  de-thrones the previous reigning Trinidad Scorpion at a comparatively mild 1.4 million Scovilles. To put these stats into perspective, consider that the average jalapeno is good for between 2,500 and 8,000 Scovilles, and pepper spray (you know, the stuff you get right after you hear, “Stop resisting!”) packs 2 million. Your next question: “Where can I get some?” Our answer: Chile Traditions is working on it. And as soon as we have products with the Carolina Reaper, we’ll offer them online and in our store on Montgomery just west of Wyoming in Albuquerque. Meanwhile, check ‘em out and SHARE the news!