Shake Off Monday Misery With The 10 Hottest Chillies Of The World


Most of us turn red at the mere thought of eating chillies and an American man recently had to face the brunt when his food pipe burned and developed a hole of 2.5 cms after eating a hamburger stuffed with bhut jolokia, world’s hottest chilli! Bizzare right?! So if you are a chili lover and want to try some, here is the list of 10 hottest chillies from around the world:

The Infinity Chilli


The Infinit Chilli has an SHU of 1,176,182 and is the discovery of RAF agent Nick Woods. It currently ranks in the top 10 list of the hottest chillies of the world.

Trinidad Moruga Scorpion

Moruga is the native land of the Trinidad Scorpion Moruga Blend. Although it is one of the newly discovered chillies across the world, it can give the other species a run for their heat!

Trinidad Scorpion Butch T Pepper

It’s aptly named after its creator Butch Taylor and is one of the hottest chillies around. Originating in Australia, it is even a Guiness Record holder of 2011!

Carolina Reaper

Carolina Reaper tastes sweet when you first taste it and that’s about it! The heat slowly kicks in and turns you red hot.  A cross between a Red Habanero and a Pakistani Naga, its SHU level goes up to 2.2 million.  

Bhut Jolokia

The American man in our introduction ate this very pepper and you already know the consequence. Well the Ghost pepper is the most popular hot chilli! Try it out yourself.

Chocolate Habalokia

With 800,000 SHU, this cross between Bhut Jholokia and Chocolate Habanero has a cheat name. It is nothing close to the sweetness of a chocolate! 

Dorset Naga

Dorset Naga has a 923,000+ SHU and although its much below on our list now, it had the 2006 hottest chilli crown!

Seven-Pot Habanero

One small pod can add fire to seven big size stew pots and hence the name is quite apt for this chilli.

Naga Viper

This is one of the rarer breed of peppers cross pollinated with hundreds of chillies in the United Kingdom and is way hotter than you think it is!

Peach Ghost Scorpion

A cross between Trinidad Scorpio and Ghost Pepper, this chilli has an initial fruity taste that quickly turns to hot and spicy. It has an SHU of 7,50,000+.  

Although trying out a few spicy varieties of chillies might seem like an adventure but they do more harm than good for your body.

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