It’s gettin’ hot in here…
Scoville heat units (SHU): 1,200,000 – 2,000,000
Jalapeño reference point: 150 to 800 times hotter
Products and seeds: Trinidad Moruga Scorpion on Amazon
To say the Trinidad Moruga Scorpion is hot would be like saying the surface of the sun is hot. It’s true, but you’d be really underselling it. This is a scorching hot pepper, a chili so hot people have to wear latex suits and gloves just to work with it without (many) side effects. It’s one of the hottest peppers in the world, only surpassed by the likes of the Carolina Reaper, the current Guinness Book of World Records title holder.