Ranking 15 Hottest Peppers in The World List 2018

Like the next person, I love pepper in my food. However, I doubt I can last even a bite if the pepper was from this list. What do you think is the hottest pepper in the world? For hot pepper lovers out there, do let us know if we did a good job on this list. We’ve also included the Scoville heat units (SHU) for each variety to give the non-pepper lovers an idea of how much milk to drink if they ever have one of these spicy little things. 

15) Ghost Pepper (Bhut Jolokia) – 2017 Guinness Book titleholder for the hottest chili pepper (SHU: 855,000 – 1,041,427)

14)  7 Pot Jonah – Some say it is bigger and have a fruitier flavor than the traditional 7 Pot pepper (SHU: 800,000 – 1,200,000)

13) Trinidad 7 Pot Pepper – just one piece of this chili can make seven pots of stew really spicy (SHU: 1,000,000 to 1,200,000)

12) Infinity Pepper – 2011 Guinnes Book holder of hottest pepper worldwide. (SHU: 1,067,286 to 1,250,000)

11) 7 Pot Primo – look for the pronounced scorpion-like tail and avoid it OR let it spice up your dishes (SHU: 800,000 to 1,268,250 )

10) 7 Pot Barrackpore – if you want chili that’s more bitter and less fruity  (SHU: 1,000,000 to 1,300,000)

9) 7 Pot Brain Strain – named after its shape, a human brain (SHU: 1,000,000 to 1,350,000)

8) Naga Viper – 2011 Guinness Book champ for world’s hottest chili pepper (SHU: 900,000 to 1,382,118)

7) Trinidad Scorpion “Butch T” – Guinness Book’s world’s hottest pepper for three years  (SHU: 800,000 to 1,463,700)

6) Naga Morich – the pepper with the sweet and almost floral flavor (SHU: 1,000,000 to 1,500,000)

5) Dorset Naga – also has the sweet and floral flavors but hotter than its cousin, Naga Morich (SHU: 1,000,000 to 1,598,227)

4) 7 Pot Douglah- has a sweet nutty flavor and chocolate-brown color (SHU: 923,889 to 1,853,986)

3) Trinidad Moruga Scorpion – named so because of its scorpion-like stinger (SHU: 1,200,000 to 2,000,000)

#2 Dragon’s Breath Pepper –  Supposedly hotter than the Carolina Reaper (SHU: 2,480,000)

#1 Pepper X – From the Puckebutt Pepper Company, makers of the Carolina Reaper, comes double the heat of the Carolina Reaper (SHU: 3,180,000)

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