This is a not another “top 10 hottest peppers in the world” list and I’m not attempting to answer the question, “what is the hottest pepper in the world”. It seems what is considered to be the world’s hottest pepper is always changing and in many cases not officially documented or is in dispute. That’s why this won’t be an ordered list of the hottest peppers, but rather a list of peppers that are for the most part accepted as some of the hottest in the world. I plan to keep this updated as I discover other hot peppers worthy of inclusion. If you know of one or more that should be included here please add them in the comments.
Last Updated: February 7, 2012
Red Bhut Jolokia (commonly called a “Ghost Pepper”)
Chocolate Bhut Jolokia
Yellow Bhut Jolokia (also call “Lemon Bhut Jolokia”)
7 Pod Barrakpore
7 Pod SR
7 Pod Primo
7 Pod Jonah
7 Pod Brain Strain
7 Pod Yellow
Douglah (pretty sure this is often referred to as a 7 pod Douglah)
Trinidad Scorpion Moruga
Trinidad Scorpion Butch T
HP22B / Carolina Reaper
I am leaving 3 off of this list right now that have surfaced recently – the infinity, the naga viper and the new mexico scorpion.
What did I miss? What other peppers deserve a spot on the list of the world’s hottest peppers?