Top 10 World’s Hottest Peppers

World's Hottest Peppers

Updated for 2016 – 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. On November 20, 2013 the Carolina Reaper was given the title as the Hottest Pepper in the World. Are you a PepperHead™? Try growing these Superhot peppers!

Top Ten Hottest Peppers In The World 2016

SHU = Scoville Heat Unit (A measure of Spiciness) All seed packs include 10+ Seeds

1. Carolina Reaper  2,200,000 SHU

Carolina Reaper

The Carolina Reaper is officially the Worlds Hottest Pepper as ranked by Guinness Records. There is nothing normal about this pepper. It was bred for heat and that it is with an average SHU of over 1.5 million and peaks at 2.2 Million SHU! Just looking at it, you know its one mean pepper. It gets this insane heat from being a cross between a Pakastani Naga and a Red Habanero. Oddly enough this pepper doesn’t just have heat, but excellent flavor as well. Read More

Watch the video below of the guys at Good Mythical Morning try to eat the infamous Carolina Reaper.

You can now buy the reaper as powder, live plants or seeds so you can grow your own plant.

These brave men EAT The Carolina Reaper!

10 Even more Hilarious Video Reactions to Eating the Carolina Reaper

2. Trinidad Moruga Scorpion  2,009,231 SHU

Moruga Scorpion

Straight from the depths of hell, Trinidad Scorpion Moruga Blend, AKA Moruga Scorpion, is a rare sought after pepper that was only just recently discovered. Native to the lands of Moruga in Trinidad and Tobago. Once you take a bite of this formidable pepper the heat never stops building. Read More

3. 7 Pot Douglah  1,853,936 SHU

7 Pot Douglah

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. Also known as 7 Pod Douglah, Chocolate 7 Pod or the 7 Pot Brown.Read More

4. 7 Pot Primo  1,469,000 SHU

7 Pot Primo

The 7 Pot Primo is very distinctive with its long skinny “tail”. Created by horticulturist, Troy Primeaux, and 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. Read More

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5. Trinidad Scorpion “Butch T”  1,463,700 SHU


Previous Guiness World Record (2011) holder from Australia. No doubt it’s insanely hot, but other peppers have been proven to be hotter. It’s aptly named due to the scorpion stinger found at the tip of the pepper and also the creator, Butch Taylor.Read More

6. Naga Viper   1,349,000 SHU

Naga Viper

Extremely rare pepper cultivated in the UK. Combination of many different peppers and years of cross pollination created this variety of “Super HOT” pepper. It was never fully stabilized before being released so pod variation is expected. Read More

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7. Bhut Jolokia (Ghost Pepper)   1,041,427 SHU

Ghost Pepper

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 pepper heads ate whole Ghost Peppers as 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. Don’t be fooled by how low this is on the list as it can still bring a grown man to his knees.Read More

Kid swallows ghost pepper, instantly regrets it.

8. 7 Pot Barrackpore  ~1,000,000 SHU


The 7 Pot Barrackpore is one of the hottest of the 7 Pot peppers. This one is from the Town of Chaguanas in Trinidad and Tobago. Many of these “super hots” come from this region. Read More

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9. 7 Pot Red (Giant)   ~1,000,000 SHU

7 Pot Red

The 7 pots were named after their ability to heat up 7 pots of stew and that it does! (other varieties include Jonah and Yellow) Read More

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10. Red Savina Habanero    500,000 SHU

Red Savina

Back in the early years of super hots, 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. Read More

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10 Hilarious Video Reactions to Eating the Carolina Reaper

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