Hottest Peppers

The hottest peppers in the world continue to grow and give pepper lovers something to look forward to. Learn all about these varieties in this collection of spicy pepper posts.

Top 10 Hottest Peppers List [2021]

All of these superhot peppers rank over 1 million Scoville Heat Units (SHU). (For reference, an orange habanero goes up to 325,000 SHU.)

Pepper NameScoville Heat Units (SHU)
Carolina Reaper2.2 million
Chocolate Bhutlahup to 2 million
Trinidad Moruga Scorpion1.2 million to 2 million
7 Pot Douglahup to 1,853,986
Dorset Nagaup to 1.5 million
7 Pot Primo1,473,480
Trinidad Scorpion (Butch T)1,463,700
Komodo Dragon1,400,000
Naga Viper1,382,118
7 Pot Brain Strain1,350,000

There is always another “hottest pepper in the world” ready to emerge. Preliminary testing shows that Pepper X (3.18 Scoville units) and the Dragon’s Breath chili (2,483,584 SHU) could potentially be hotter than the Carolina Reaper. Official testing needs to be done before we add it to our list of hottest peppers.


World's Hottest Peppers