You might be waiting patiently for the bright and beautiful days of summer but check out what, right now, is really really hot! Named the Trinidad Scorpion Butch T, this specific chili has acquired the title of being the hottest in the world. With a measurement of 1,463,700 Scoville heat units [a rating for the amount of a chemical compound in chillies] it has outdone its competitor the Naga Viper which was rated at 1,382,118 heat units. The chili is so hot that even simple handling requires wearing of gloves while for cooking; suits, masks and protective gear is a must.
The Trinidad Scorpion Butch T were grown in Australia as a collective project by Marcel de Wit of The Chilli Factory, Neil Smith of The Hippy Seed Company and Mark Peacock, a graduate student at the University of Sydney. Watch them try the extremely hot chili in the video below.