The Top 5 Hottest Peppers. January 11 2015

If you’re a hot sauce lover, you’re automatically a chili lover too. Because what would hot sauce be without chili peppers? Sauce! So if you’re a hot sauce fan you may find it interesting to find out what the top 10 hottest chili peppers are, so that when you look into hot sauces to try out, you know exactly what to expect based on the chili peppers that they contain. Lets have a look at the top 10 hottest chili peppers.

1: The Carolina Reaper

At the number one hottest spot, is the Carolina Reaper. In 2013, it overtook the previous number one hottest chili pepper, the Moruga Scorpion, and made its way into the Guiness Book of Records at an astonishing 2.2 million Scoville heat units. Created by Ed Currie, founder of the Puckerbutt Pepper Comapany, this chili pepper is not for the faint hearted-however, if you think you can handle it and are considering giving it a go, you can expect the obvious scorching heat, but a suprisingly sweet flavor.

2. Moruga Scorpion

Coming in at a close second is the Trinidad Moruga Scorpion Pepper. Measuring at around 2 million Scoville heat units, the Moruga scorpion was originally named number one hottest chili pepper-that is, until the Carolina Reaper graced us with its presence. Neverthelesss, this chili pepper is NOT fr the faint hearted, and you can expect hiccups, red faces and watering eyes and noses.

3. 7 Pot Douglah

Number 3 hottest chili pepper, the 7 Pot Douglah is best known for being one of the hottest peppers while still managing to produce a delicious flavor. To illustrate just how hot it is;  in Trinidad, where it grows, it is used in military grade tear gas!

4. Trinidad Scorpion Butch T

Measuring in at nearly 1.5 million Scoville Heat units, this pepper used to be the  Guiness world record holder before the top three came into recognition. While it is no longer the hottest, it will still no doubt, blow you away.

5. Naga Viper

Finally, at number five on the list, is the extremely rare Naga Viper pepper, which is grown and cultivated in the UK. Measuring at 1.3 million scoville heat units, this pepper is a cross pollinated hybrid of the Naga Morich, Ghost Pepper and the Trinidad Scorpion. That’s 3 mind blowingly hot peppers all in one. However, because of the unpredictable results of cross pollination f this pepper, it is very rare and not easy to find.