Hot, hotter, hottest: the hottest chili peppers in a row

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There is something for everyone in the chili pepper category. Does the beginner prefer to play it safe with the red chili pepper from the super; the advanced pepper lover prefers to turn to a Madame Jeanette. Or to one of the many other copies. Because what are the hottest chili peppers of the moment? You read it here.

How many of this list have you already checked off?


Judging how hot a pepper is, that’s pretty difficult to do by feel. The hottest peppers can (partially) switch off your feeling. The Scoville scale was introduced in 1912: by calculating the concentration of capsaicin, each pepper is given a number on the Scoville scale. In comparison, tabasco is around 5000 and the jalapeño around 8000.

These specimens score the highest:

The hottest chili peppers in a row

Carolina Reaper

This pepper is officially the hottest in the world. Where we as the Netherlands indicate that we find something spicy between 500 and 1000 on the Scoville scale, Carolina easily taps the 2,200,000. If you would like to cook with it, gloves, goggles and a gas mask are recommended. The pepper is macerated in the United States and is wrinkled with a small pointed tail and comes in a variety of colors.

Trinidad Moruga Scorpion

Just as radically hot as the name suggests: this specimen scores around 2,000,000 on the Scoville scale. The Scorpion topped the list for some time, until it was ousted by the Carolina Reaper. Tailless, born in Trinidad and Tobago, and rarer than number 1.

Bhutlah Chocolate

While the aforementioned peppers sound rather ominous, the Bhutlah Chocolate could also be a sweet bonbon from the local chocolate shop. Nothing could be further from the truth, since many pepper connoisseurs even predict that it could overtake the Carolina Reaper on the hot pepper scale. It currently stands at 2,000,000.

7 Jar Duglah

Just like the Bhutlah Chocolate, the 7 Pot Duglah is a bit browner in color. The hot pepper is known as a very flavorful specimen and also comes from Trinidad and Tobago. The name 7 pot stands for the fact that 1 pepper has enough to offer for 7 stews. Incidentally, there are several 7 Pot peppers, but the Duglah is the hottest variety.

Dorset Naga

A pepper that thrives in the English climate, wherever it is grown. The story goes that the Dorset Naga actually descended from another pepper, which was brought by people from Bangladesh. Either way, the Dorset Naga easily hits 1,600,000 on the Scoville scale.

Do you also feel like peppers? Then make this spaghetti aglio olio or a spicy wonton soup . Tip from us: don’t use Carolina Reaper for it.

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