The Trinidad Moruga Scorpion pepper was named in February 2012 as the new hottest pepper in the world. It is rated at more than 2 million Scoville Units.
The Trinidad Scorpion pepper has officially surpassed the Bhut Jolokia pepper as the hottest pepper in the world. In April 2011, the Trinidad Scorpion chile pepper was confirmed as the hottest chile pepper in the world by the Guinness World Book of Records. The Trinidad Scorpion chili pepper is rated at 1,469,700 Scoville units. These hot peppers originate from a strain of chilies from Trinidad, an island in the Caribbean. And now the Trinidad Moruga Scorpion is above them all with a rating of more than 2 million Scoville Units. .
- Trinidad Scorpion (Butch T) – plump chili with a slightly bumpy surface and a tail like the stinger on a scorpion.
- Moruga Scorpion – similar to the Trinidad Scorpion but with a smaller tail. And hotter!
- Trinidad 7 Pot Jonah – is a hot chili from south east Trinidad. It is quite bumpy and is a version of the Trinidad 7 Pot pepper.
- Trinidad Chocolate 7 Pot Douglah – is another super hot chili from the Southeastern region of Trinidad. Flavor is sweeter than the 7 Pot, but, just as hot.