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Jun 2, 2018

The Ghost Pepper: Bhut Jolokia

You’re looking at the pepper that started the blaze. Just twelve years ago the jalapeno and habanero were the only chilies that scorched the market. It wasn’t until the Ghost Pepper was recognised internationally as the hottest chilli on record in 2006, that mayhem broke out and the world went crazy trying to break its record. Yet for a good four years the Ghost Pepper was the top of the pack. Scoville scale (SHUs) 855,000 to 1,041,000 Claim to Fame First chilli to get over 1 million SHUs World Record Holder 2006 to 2011

Jun 2, 2018

Made for Stew: 7 Pot Chilli

If you love a spicy, hot meal every night, you only have to use one of these chillies and you’ll be set for a week. The name itself refers to the fact that one chilli will heat 7 pots of stew. So with this fire ball in your spice cupboard, you can challenge even the best of your fellow chilli lovers with extreme hot salsas and meals. Scoville scale (SHUs) 800,000 to 1,850,000 SHUs Claim to Fame 5 varieties feature in the TOP 10 Hottest Chillies

Jun 2, 2018

Most Popular Chilli: Jalapeño

These are your go-to chillies at any time of the day for any occasion. The Jalapeño is one of the most popular chillies used today and the one found lining the shelves of your supermarket. Yet even though it is one of the more mild chillies available, it can still spice up your day. Scoville Scale (SHUs) 3,500 to 8,000 SHUs Claim to fame Most popular chilli

Jun 2, 2018

Perfect for Hot Sauce: Habanero

This is the chilli you’ll want to add to your meals to make for an extremely spicy salsa. Forget the mild Jalapeño, and don’t bother with anything spicier, for the average citizen the Habanero is the perfect addition for a strong salsa to really add a hard kick to the dish. In fact most modern day hot sauces will feature the habanero to really add that special tang to the salsa. For your regular person it will burn but is the perfect stepping stone into the world of the unbearable hot. Scoville Scale (SHUs) 100,000 to 577,000 SHUs Claim to fame Red Savina - World Record Holder from 1994 to 2007

Jun 2, 2018

A Sting in the Tail: Trinidad Scorpion

Good things come in small packages right? The Trinidad Scorpion is no exception. On average, one and a half million SHUs is packed into its tiny red body and its bumpy complexion gives the pepper a few more pockets to pack in the punch. Scoville scale (SHUs)  800,000 to 2,000,000 SHUs Claim to Fame Butch T - World's Hottest Pepper 2011 Trinidad Moruga - World's Hottest Pepper 2012-2013

Jun 2, 2018

Hottest Chilli in the World: Carolina Reaper

This is the Grim Reaper in disguise. With an average rating of two million SHU on the Scoville Scale, you will be wanting more than your deathbed after a bite of this nasty. And it’s officially the nastiest of them all! It is the current holder in the Guinness World Record for The hottest chilli pepper in the world. So perhaps it does make it one worth dying for. Scoville Rating (SHUs)  1,569,383 to 2,200,000 Claim to Fame Current Guinness World Record Holder for Hottest Chilli
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