Carolina Reaper flakes are now available. From 1 ounce (28 grams) to 1 kilo (2.2 pounds). We take freshly dried Carolina Reaper Peppers and coarsely grind it into Carolina Reaper flakes. Perfect to sprinkle on Pizza. See Carolina Reaper peppers for information. Of course every Pepperhead knows that the Carolina Reaper Pepper now holds the Guinness Book of Records as the world’s hottest chili pepper. So it stands to reason Carolina Reaper flakes are the world’s hottest pepper flakes. I met Smokin’ Ed Currie, the geneticist that came up with the Carolina Reaper Pepper and has acres of them growing on his farm in South Carolina. It was a few months ago at the second New York City Hot Sauce Expo with his brother Brett and his sister Fidelis. Ed explained to me he was not concerned about cross-pollination in his pepper breeding. He did his thing and came up with the Carolina Reaper pepper. I told him one year I grew Habaneros and Jalapenos next to sweet bell peppers and those sweet bell peppers had some heat. He said it must have traveled through the soil or possibly the roots met and it was not due to the pollen being transmitted by insects or wind. Hearing the Carolina Reaper Pepper (and now Carolina Reaper flakes) expert explain this was certainly an education. You can use Carolina Reaper flakes as you would any pepper flakes, but use caution as this one is super hot. Try a small amount first and gradually add more until you acquire the taste and heat level that you want. If you are making a salsa, wing sauce, hot sauce or even a casserole, the Carolina Reaper flakes will add a “texture” as well as flavor and heat. If you do not require a texture I would recommend Carolina Reaper powder, which will not add that texture.
Carolina Reaper flakes are also offered at www.TasteWhatIsHot.com.