- Guinness World Record Holder 2007 at over 1m SHU
- 400 times hotter than Tabasco sauce
- The chilli is referred to differently in different regions. In Assam, it is widely known as bhut jolokia
- Add to your cooking, whether its baked beans, a stew, curry, or just soup
- Handle with Care
In 2007, Guinness World Records certified that the ghost pepper was the world's hottest chilli pepper, 400 times hotter than Tabasco sauce. The ghost chilli is rated at more than 1 million Scoville heat units (SHUs). However, the ghost chilli was shortly superseded by the Infinity chilli in 2011, followed by the Naga Viper, the Trinidad moruga scorpion in 2012, and the Carolina Reaper on August 7, 2013.
Please note - without wishing to sound like some sort of marketing ploy, we cannot stress enough how potent this stuff is. So please when handling take extra care with it. We strongly advise the wearing of gloves, and a respirator or mask to avoid inhaling particles or fumes when cooking. The smallest amount of this powder on the skin, or worse still in the eyes or inhaled, can cause serious irritation. In food though, it's exceptional!