What is the spiciest pepper? Well, every year it can change so it’s not an easy answer. This is because new peppers are either being created or discovered. But we got you covered here at Caribbean Trading Company- not only do we have crushed pepper sauces with the spiciest pepper, but a whole range of other hot sauces ranging from mild to insane.
Peppers are measured according to the Scoville Heat Unit (SHU). It’s a way of calculating how spicy a pepper is by measuring the capsaicinoids. Capsaicin is the chemical in peppers that gives that blazin’ hot sensation. So, here goes:
Carolina Reaper – 2,200,000 SHU
To put that into perspective: that’s 200 times hotter than a jalapeno! The Carolina Reaper is a hybrid cross between the Ghost Pepper and a Red Habanero. The heat is off the charts, but it also offers a nice fruity taste also. It is currently (2020) considered the hottest pepper in the world and you can enjoy it with our
Trinidad Moruga Scorpion – 2,009,231 SHU
So this was a pepper that was only recently came on the scene, and quickly became a favorite Caribbean pepper. It is native to the town of Moruga in Trinidad and Tobago, and is part of the Bonnet family of peppers. You can experience it with our
Ghost Pepper (Bhut Jolokia) – 1,041,427 SHU
It exploded in popularity on YouTube and other social sites where pepperheads ate whole Ghost Peppers as part of a viral online challenge.
This is the first pepper to scientifically test over 1 million scovilles. It quickly exploded on the scene and become very well-known due to a social media viral challenge of eating these Ghost Peppers. But as you can see, it’s not even close to being the hottest anymore – although it is still plenty hot. You can get your hands on some Ghost Pepper with these hot sauces:
Red Savina Habanero – 500,000 SHU
Red Savina Habanero was cultivated and bred over many generations from the Caribbean Red Habanero. How it was done is not exactly known, but for the longest time it was considered the World’s Hottest pepper for 12 years from 1994 to 2006. It is 65 times hotter than a Jalapeno, and is known for it’s fruity taste in addition to its heat. You can get some Red Savina too:
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