Top 10 World’s Hottest Peppers

Updated for 2014 – Hot Peppers

Crazy Hot Seeds has the most up-to-date list of the World’s Hottest Peppers.

the previous world champion, Moruga scorpion has been dethroned!!  The new Guiness World Records World’s Hottest Pepper is the Carolina Reaper. As of November 20, 2013 the Carolina Reaper has been throned as the Hottest Pepper.

Top Ten Hottest Peppers In The World 2014

SHU = Scoville Heat Unit (A measure of Spiciness)

1. Carolina Reaper     2,200,000 SHU

There is nothing normal about this pepper. It was bred for heat and that it is. Oddly enough this pepper has excellent flavor as well. Officially the Worlds Hottest Pepper as ranked by Guinness Records.

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2. Trinidad Scorpion Moruga Blend (Moruga Scorpion)     2,009,231 SHU

Straight from the depths of hell, Moruga Scorpion is a rare sought after pepper that was only just recently discovered

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3. 7 Pot Brain Strain ~ 1,900,000 SHU 

The Brain Strain, characterized by its bumpy/wavy skin that closely resembles a human brain. This pepper not only looks like brain, but sets it on FIRE! This pepper has insane heat!

4. 7 Pot Primo ~1,900,000 SHU 

The 7 Pot Primo is very distinctive with its long skinny “tail”. Some recent peppers cultivators have tried to replicate this look because the tail is just terrifying. When you just look at this pepper, you know it’s going to be INSANELY hot.

5. 7 Pod Douglah (7 Pot Douglah, Chocolate 7 Pod, 7 Pot Brown)     1,853,936 SHU

Well renown in the pepper community as one of the hottest peppers with the best flavor. You can’t go wrong with fresh, dried, or powdered Douglah on any food

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6. Trinidad Scorpion Butch T     1,463,700 SHU

Current Guiness Books of World Records holder. No doubt it’s insanely hot, but other peppers have been proven to be hotter.

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7. Naga Viper     1,349,000 SHU

Extremely rare pepper cultivated in the UK. Combination of many different peppers and years of cross pollination created this variety of “Super HOT” pepper

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8. Other 7 Pod Varieties (Red [Giant], Barrackpore, SR Strain, Primo, Jonah, Brain Strain, Yellow)     1,000,000 – 1,300,000 SHU


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7 Pod Red (Giant) 

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Ghost Pepper

9.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. Many mistakenly still believe it is the World’s Hottest.

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Naga Morich

Naga Morich       1,000,000 SHU

Regional pepper of India, similar to Bhut Jolokia.

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Dorset Naga

Dorset Naga       1,000,000 SHU

Regional pepper of India, similar to Bhut Jolokia.

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Red Savina Habanero

10. Red Savina Habanero        500,000 SHU

Back in the early years of superhots the Red Savina Habanero was KING! He has since been dethroned and many peppers have passed him in heat. The Red Savina just barely makes the Top 10, but does so in fashion with its great flavor and extreme heat.

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141 Responses to “Top 10 World’s Hottest Peppers”

  1. carrie February 24, 2014 at 10:58 PM Permalink

    Interesting… I always thought after watch wizards of waverly place that the ghost pepper was the hottest pepper…

    • Alex March 14, 2014 at 7:15 PM Permalink

      Me to tho i also thought the valcanic pepper waas 2nd

  2. Shaved March 3, 2014 at 2:46 AM Permalink

    I like to eat these peppers because I read an article in a magazine which said heat was good for you.i like eating them with foods.

  3. M. Rameez Ul Haq March 22, 2014 at 6:38 PM Permalink

    I thought Mexican chili is the most hottest in the world but it is even not in the list, well I had to give $50 to my wife for losing the bet lol, Thanks for listing all nuclear hot chilies

  4. Fisher April 8, 2014 at 9:32 PM Permalink

    DAMN!!! You guys, the Reaper is so freakishly hot that it killed the birds who ate my leftover seeds.
    After making chili, I left the seeds off to the side on a plate, some seagulls came in and ate the seeds…. I found them two days later in the park.

    • davec April 10, 2014 at 11:56 AM Permalink

      The TRPV receptors are not affected by capsaicin in birds. The heat of pepper plants os thought to have evolved to deter masticating species of animals ( i.e. mammals) from chewing the seeds and therefore detroying them. Birds are not affected so they can eat the peppers freely and distribute the seeds.

    • frank April 16, 2014 at 9:19 AM Permalink

      chilli seeds do not kill birds.

      because birds transport the seeds the are not effected by the heat.

      maby your chilly was so disgusting it killed the birds.

      but is wassend the fruit itself.

  5. jazzz April 11, 2014 at 1:50 PM Permalink

    what the hotttest pepper in the world jz


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