- Scorpion Chile – Sorry Ghost chile, there is a new, (not really that new) king of fire in town. This is a variety in the capsicum chinense family that on average, has a SHU measurement of 1.2 million. That is face melting heat, and the current world record is held by the Trinidad Moruga Scorpion burning at over 2 million SHU’s. New Mexico State University’s Chile Pepper Institute regulates the testing and authentication of these chiles. These chiles also have a a sweet, fruity flavor profile which you may forget after your tongue falls off.
- Wiri Wiri Chile – Averaging at around 70,000 SHU’s, this chile still packs a punch but add a delightful fresh, bright flavor when used. Works great when blended into a hot sauce sweetened with fruit.
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