The Carolina Reaper has a sweet and fruity flavor, that is right before the heat kicks in. It gets its scorpion tail from being a cross between a Pakistani Naga and a Red Habanero.This cross was bred in South Carolina and tested at the Winthrop University; testing over 2.2 million scovilles at its peak. The Carolina Reaper has been certified as the world’s hottest chili pepper by Guinness World Records since August 7, 2013