Updated for 2013
Here is the most up-to-date list of the World’s Hottest Peppers.
As you can see the previous world champion, The Trinidad Scorpion Butch T has been beat!! The new “non-official” World’s Hottest Pepper is the Trinidad Scorpion Moruga Blend. The “non-official” is because Guinness doesn’t recognize it as the hottest YET. Independent lab tests have proven it to be hotter than the competition. They called it the Moruga Scorpion. Many hot peppers are named after the location they originated from, just like this pepper came from Moruga, Trinidad.
Top Ten Hottest Peppers In The World 2013
SHU = Scoville Heat Unit (A measure of Spiciness)
|1. Trinidad Scorpion Moruga Blend (Moruga Scorpion) 2,009,231 SHU|
|2. 7 Pod Douglah (7 Pot Douglah, Chocolate 7 Pod) 1,853,936 SHU|
|3. Trinidad Scorpion Butch T 1,463,700 SHU|
|4. Naga Viper 1,349,000 SHU|
|5. Other 7 Pod Varieties (Red [Giant], Barrackpore, SR Strain, Primo, Jonah, Brain Strain, Yellow) 1,000,000 – 1,300,000 SHU Barrackpore
7 Pod Red (Giant)
|6. Chocolate Bhut Jolokia 1,000,000+ SHU|
|7. Bhut Jolokia (Ghost Pepper) 1,041,427 SHU|
|8. Naga Morich 1,000,000 SHU|
|9. Dorset Naga 1,000,000 SHU|
|10. Trinidad Scorpion CARDI 990,000 SHU|