Apparently, this pepper is not the hottest pepper in the world. However, I’m not sure I want to try one that is hotter…. I was only able to touch the tip of my tongue to an edge of one of the little slices. They’re that hot!
In spite of the intense heat of this little pepper, there was a decided sweet apple flavour (really really really hot sweet apple flavour…). What a shame it is that the plant in our mostly shady garden only produced one chile!
We added it to a curry and were really surprised that the intense heat was significantly softened with cooking. It was still hot hot hot though.
Bhut Jolokia (Ghost Pepper) 1,041,427 SHU
The most famous “Super Hot” due to the amount of press it has received in the past. It exploded in popularity on YouTube and other social sites where pepperheads eat whole Ghost Peppers as part of a challenge.
This is the first pepper to scientifically test over 1 million scovilles. Many mistakenly still believe it is the World’s Hottest. As you can see, it is far from it.
This isn’t 2007. If you have friends that still think the Ghost Pepper is the hottest pepper, share this page with them.
However, don’t be fooled by how low this is on the list as it can still bring a grown man to his knees.
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