Same super-heat, with smoky sweet undertones.
Scoville heat units (SHU): 800,000 – 1,001,304
Jalapeño reference point: 100 to 400 times hotter
Products and seeds: Bhut Jolokia Chocolate on Amazon
The infamous ghost pepper is a devil of a chili: A slightly sweet super-hot with a deceiving slow burn. And its cousin Bhut Jolokia Chocolate (a.k.a. ghost pepper chocolate) follows suit, but with a twist beyond its dark complexion. It has a more subtle flavor – slightly sweeter with a hint of smoky – that’s reminiscent of other “chocolate” chili varieties like chocolate habaneros and chocolate scorpion peppers. Used with extreme care, it’s delicious in extreme barbecue sauces, hot sauces, and marinades.