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 
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 Name||Scoville Heat Units (SHU)|
|Carolina Reaper||2.2 million|
|Chocolate Bhutlah||up to 2 million|
|Trinidad Moruga Scorpion||1.2 million to 2 million|
|7 Pot Douglah||up to 1,853,986|
|Dorset Naga||up to 1.5 million|
|7 Pot Primo||1,473,480|
|Trinidad Scorpion (Butch T)||1,463,700|
|7 Pot Brain Strain||1,350,000|
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.