Trinidad Scorpion Pepper

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Trinidad Scorpion Peppers Moruga….The Moruga Scorpion (Capsicum chinense) is from the Islands of Trinidad and Tobago. Trinidad Scorpion Peppers were announced on February 6, 2012 at the Chile Pepper Institute Leaders dinner to have tested at a high of 2,009,231 Scoville Units. A new world record! This test was done using seeds from my plants. The average heat of all testing combined for the Moruga Scorpion was 1,207,764 Scoville Units. So what you grow could get over 2,000,000 but most likely will be lower than that. The records always show the highest number but that is not the norm or average. This chile has been named after the district of Moruga which lies on the central south coast of Trinidad. The surface of it’s outer skin is rough and pebbly like the Trinidad 7 Pot chile varieties and one would say it looks like the texture of the human brain. Average size of the pods is slightly bigger than a golf ball. The flavor is described as fruity & floral.When it comes to bringing the heat, there’s a new king of the hill. According to a first-of-its-kind scientific study on “super-hot” chile varieties, New Mexico State University’s Chile Pepper Institute has identified the Trinidad Scorpion Peppers as the new hottest pepper on the planet. “For this study, we wanted to establish the average heat levels for super-hot varieties like the Trinidad Scorpion Peppers. That’s something that hadn’t been scientifically set,” said Paul Bosland, an NMSU Regents Professor and director of the Chile Pepper Institute. “We also wanted to see which chile pepper truly has the highest heat levels, Trinidad scorpion Peppers do.” www.TasteWhatIsHot.com Trinidad Scorpion Peppers

For the study, Bosland and his partners Danise Coon, a senior research specialist, and Gregory Reeves, a graduate student, looked at several chile breeds reputed to be among the hottest in the world. This includes the Trinidad Moruga Scorpion, Trinidad Scorpion Peppers, 7 pot, Chocolate 7 pot and Bhut Jolokia. Which was– a previous world record holder identified by the Chile Pepper Institute and certified by Guinness World Records in 2007. Trinidad Scorpion Peppers

Each of the super-hot varieties was grown in an NMSU plant science research field, following standard agricultural practices for chile peppers grown in Southern New Mexico. Later, randomly selected, mature fruits from several plants within each variety were selected, harvested, dried and ground to powder. The capsaicinoids, or the compounds that produce heat sensation, were then extracted and examined. http://www.TasteWhatIsHot.com Trinidad Scorpion Peppers

The Trinidad Moruga Scorpion scored highest, overall, in mean heat with more than 1.2 million Scoville Heat Units. Chocolate 7 pot came in at almost 1.17 million SHU. 7 pot placed third with more than 1.06 million SHU. Trinidad Scorpion peppers packed almost 1.03 million SHU and Bhut Jolokia had almost 1.02 million SHU.

Chile peppers of the same variety will often vary in heat, even when grown in the same field or picked from the same plant. This study saw similar results, with some individual plants scoring much higher than the mean heat levels. Two individual Trinidad Moruga Scorpion pepper plants registered more than 2 million SHU – almost twice as hot as an average Bhut Jolokia pepper. Trinidad Scorpion Peppers

“Part of the reason we conducted this research is that rigorous scientific testing is required to ensure accurate determination of super hot heat levels,” Coon said. “The Chile Pepper Institute as the leading authority on chile peppers, was a logical place for this research to be conducted for Trinidad scorpion peppers.”

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  • Carolina Reaper Slingblade Hot Sauce

    Carolina Reaper Sling Blade hot sauce – There’s a new chili pepper on it’s way to Guinness World Record fame! Try the Reaper Pepper in a super hot table sauce (all-purpose hot sauce). Shake it onto chicken and tacos and stir it into nacho cheese sauce.

    From the bottle, “We have raised the bar for heat, surpassing the current world record holder, the Butch T Trinidad Scorpion. Over a four year period, Smokin’ Ed’s Carolina Reaper has averaged 1.474 million on the Scoville Scale. -Ed Currie”

    Ingredients: Chile peppers (Carolina Reaper, Bhut Jolokia), apple cider vinegar, distilled vinegar, tomato paste, lemon juice, onion, garlic, salt, spices.

    From Ohio

    $10.95

    Carolina Reaper Sling Blade hot sauce – There’s a new chili pepper on it’s way to Guinness World Record fame! Try the Reaper Pepper in a super hot table sauce (all-purpose hot sauce). Shake it onto chicken and tacos and stir it into nacho cheese sauce.

    From the bottle, “We have raised the bar for heat, surpassing the current world record holder, the Butch T Trinidad Scorpion. Over a four year period, Smokin’ Ed’s Carolina Reaper has averaged 1.474 million on the Scoville Scale. -Ed Currie”

    Ingredients: Chile peppers (Carolina Reaper, Bhut Jolokia), apple cider vinegar, distilled vinegar, tomato paste, lemon juice, onion, garlic, salt, spices.

    From Ohio

  • El Chupacabra Hot Sauce

    El Chupacabra Hot Sauce – The deadly Chupacabra is a legondary cryptid rumored to inhabit parts of the Americas. This namesake sauce is a blend of super-hot Caribbean chiles, many of whose legendary burn is greater than one million Scoville Heat Units. Can you handle this beast? It won’t kill you, but you might wish it did.

    Ingredients: Chile peppers (Bhut Jolokia, Scotch Bonnet, Trinidad 7 Pot, Trinidad Scorpion, Trinidad Scorpion Moruga), carrots, onion, mustard, distilled vinegar, garlic, spices.

    From Ohio

    $12.95

    El Chupacabra Hot Sauce – The deadly Chupacabra is a legondary cryptid rumored to inhabit parts of the Americas. This namesake sauce is a blend of super-hot Caribbean chiles, many of whose legendary burn is greater than one million Scoville Heat Units. Can you handle this beast? It won’t kill you, but you might wish it did.

    Ingredients: Chile peppers (Bhut Jolokia, Scotch Bonnet, Trinidad 7 Pot, Trinidad Scorpion, Trinidad Scorpion Moruga), carrots, onion, mustard, distilled vinegar, garlic, spices.

    From Ohio

  • Heartbraking Dawns Strawberry Trail Preserve

    Heartbraking Dawns Strawberry Trail Preserve with Trinidad Scorpion Peppers. Heartbreaking Dawns Strawberry Trail Preserve (8oz/236g):
    Heartbreaking Dawns hand selects the finest natural ingredients to bring you our Strawberry Trail Preserves. For the
    spiciest of our preserve line, we’ve paired up fresh strawberries with Trinidad Moruga Scorpion Peppers! The Hottest of
    the Hot! Enjoy how the exceptional fruit blend compliments the floral notes of the pepper and letting that heat come
    through.

    $4.95

    Heartbraking Dawns Strawberry Trail Preserve with Trinidad Scorpion Peppers. Heartbreaking Dawns Strawberry Trail Preserve (8oz/236g):
    Heartbreaking Dawns hand selects the finest natural ingredients to bring you our Strawberry Trail Preserves. For the
    spiciest of our preserve line, we’ve paired up fresh strawberries with Trinidad Moruga Scorpion Peppers! The Hottest of
    the Hot! Enjoy how the exceptional fruit blend compliments the floral notes of the pepper and letting that heat come
    through.

  • Heartbreaking Dawns 1498 Trinidad Scorpion Sauce

    Heartbreaking Dawns 1498 Trinidad Scorpion Sauce – Well here it is!! Get ready for the Ultimate journey of flavor and fire with their first release of 2011, “1498,” Heartbreaking Dawns Original Trinidad Scorpion Hot Sauce. They’ve taken a high percentage of fresh Trinidad Scorpion Peppers and balance them out with some Scotch Bonnets, creating a very high heat that drops off just before becoming TOO uncomfortable. To accent the burst of floral notes from the Scorpion Peppers they’ve created a full journey of flavors that includes Apricot, Blueberry and Carrot. This sauce reflects a full gallery of taste sensations, with a bold high heat, that will compliment every and any dish you can think up!!……….

    1498, The year Columbus landed on Trinidad soil………………COMMENTS from the manufacturer….Happy New Year folks! As promised, this is a very special product for the 1st day of the new year. I’d apologize for missing last week, but it was Christmas, & I had a bit too much eggnog… This week, however, I thought ahead & wrote this review Friday. I’m getting New Year hammered tonight, so as you’re reading this on Scroturday, you can ponder where I am, if I’m dead, & if not, what bed I shall be crawling out of. (Note: the word bed encompasses beds, streets, dumpsters, drunk tanks, & truck beds)

    Anyway, on to Heartbreaking Dawn’s 1498 Trinidad Scorpion Sauce which, to my knowledge, is the first widely available hot sauce predominantly featuring the Trinidad Scorpion Pepper! (I Googled a bit, and couldn’t find any others either) What a way to ring in the new year!…
    First in the appearance category, I’d like to tell you about the bottle. Unfortunately, since the bottle I got was so new, there’s no label, so I went and got a label from Heartbreaking Dawns, which I threw up here for yall! The artwork is primarily black and white, and morbidly awesome, the sort of morbidly awesome I’d probably get in a tattoo. You have a skeleton drinking either blood or 1498 sauce, with the red goop falling through his jaw onto a rather attractive woman. I like the cleverness behind the ’1498′ name for the sauce, which is the year Christopher Columbus first landed on the island that is modern-day Trinidad. Back to my bottle, whose contents are as red as blood, but a spicy blood. Contained inside is what appears to be flecks of pepper, seed, and mash, a balance that looks like it gives flavor and texture, but maintains a lower viscosity than blood, and actually flows.

    ……I’ll be honest, at first I was scared of this bottle. Well, not scared, but a little nervous, and with good reason. Many of you may have heard of my last messy encounter with a Trinidad Scorpion pepper, which required a nasal dose of cheesecake on a stick. Well, here goes nothing. I pulled off the plastic seal and pull off the cap. I’m greeted by a smell which, from memory alone, actually makes me queasy. Mind you that’s not the sauce, that’s my former experience with the pepper. The best way I can describe the scent of this sauce is a robust kick in your nose testicles. This stuff smells GOOD. On to the actual sampling of the sauce. Wow. I’m kicked in the teeth with the piquancy of the Trinidad Scorpion pepper, but it has the best offset I’ve ever tasted in a hot sauce; the apricot preserves and other fruits and veggies come together to give it a taste that hints of warm jelly with the kick of a good hot sauce. Now I’m not a fan of fruit flavored sauces, and this still tastes amazing to me: that’s saying something. I’m going to go ahead and give the sauce the highest marks in both categories, a Notable in flavor, and a meltdown in the fire category. This sauce will be available at the HBD website January 1st.

    Ingredients: Trinidad Scorpion peppers, Scotch Bonnet peppers, cider vinegar, apricot preserves, blueberries, carrots, honey, onion, soy sauce, sea salt, garlic, ginger, & white pepper.

    From: New York

    The Trinidad Scorpion Butch T – Hottest Chili Pepper in the World – 1,463,700 Scoville Units

    Butch Taylor, owner of Zydeco Hot Sauce, has been growing and working with super hot chili peppers since 1990. Back then, his work was primarily with habanero peppers. After growing peppers for years he was able to grow a pepper that was hotter than the then world’s hottest pepper (the Red Savina) but that pepper wasn’t stable so his quest continued. He grows super hot chili peppers on his deck and in his garden, and plans to sell some through his web site and at future industry shows.

    For several years, Butch has been cross breeding super hot peppers and saving the seeds. He grew some of the resulting seeds on his own, but gave many away to friends and members of the chili pepper forums he frequents. His only request to those who wanted seeds was that they let him know if they achieved something special.

    It was Marcel de Wit of The Chilli Factory who got that special find. Neil Smith was one of the people who requested seeds from Butch Taylor, and he provided them to Marcel de Wit, who grew them. Right away, they could tell this pepper was different by the color and shape of the pods. They tried the peppers and were amazed at the heat levels, which prompted them to test the peppers at a university and submit them to the Guinness Book of World Records. The record has not yet been confirmed, but Butch says it should have no problem meeting the stringent criteria.

    The growers also named the pepper the “Trinidad Scorpion Butch T”, after Butch, much to Butch’s surprise. This chili pepper is the possible cross between a Trinidad Scorpion and as as-yet-named chili pepper that Butch is holding close to his chest in hopes of creating even hotter peppers in the future.

    Asked if it was his goal to create the world’s hottest chili pepper, Butch said, “I love growing the super hots, but somehow they just find me.” He continues to grow more peppers, and who knows how long it might be before Butch breaks his own record?

    According to Butch regarding the flavor, he said “There are some that taste ‘fruity’ but from firsthand experience, it has a biting flavor with a pretty quick burn that goes on and on and gets hotter.”

    The previous record holder was the Naga Viper, measuring 1.38 million Scoville Heat Units (SHU). According to Butch, word around the chili pepper community is that the Naga Viper is really a Scorpion Pepper, but his is hotter.

    The Trinidad Scorpion Butch T measures in at a blistering 1,463,700 Scoville Heat Units (SHU). A typical jalapeno pepper measures around 5,000 SHU, while a habanero pepper measures up to 350,000 SHU.

    Butch Taylor is the owner of Zydeco Hot Sauce which specializes in micro brewing hot sauces, barbeque sauce, and salsas. His farm is in Crosby, Mississippi and he resides in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

    $8.95 $6.95 -23%

    Heartbreaking Dawns 1498 Trinidad Scorpion Sauce – Well here it is!! Get ready for the Ultimate journey of flavor and fire with their first release of 2011, “1498,” Heartbreaking Dawns Original Trinidad Scorpion Hot Sauce. They’ve taken a high percentage of fresh Trinidad Scorpion Peppers and balance them out with some Scotch Bonnets, creating a very high heat that drops off just before becoming TOO uncomfortable. To accent the burst of floral notes from the Scorpion Peppers they’ve created a full journey of flavors that includes Apricot, Blueberry and Carrot. This sauce reflects a full gallery of taste sensations, with a bold high heat, that will compliment every and any dish you can think up!!……….

    1498, The year Columbus landed on Trinidad soil………………COMMENTS from the manufacturer….Happy New Year folks! As promised, this is a very special product for the 1st day of the new year. I’d apologize for missing last week, but it was Christmas, & I had a bit too much eggnog… This week, however, I thought ahead & wrote this review Friday. I’m getting New Year hammered tonight, so as you’re reading this on Scroturday, you can ponder where I am, if I’m dead, & if not, what bed I shall be crawling out of. (Note: the word bed encompasses beds, streets, dumpsters, drunk tanks, & truck beds)

    Anyway, on to Heartbreaking Dawn’s 1498 Trinidad Scorpion Sauce which, to my knowledge, is the first widely available hot sauce predominantly featuring the Trinidad Scorpion Pepper! (I Googled a bit, and couldn’t find any others either) What a way to ring in the new year!…
    First in the appearance category, I’d like to tell you about the bottle. Unfortunately, since the bottle I got was so new, there’s no label, so I went and got a label from Heartbreaking Dawns, which I threw up here for yall! The artwork is primarily black and white, and morbidly awesome, the sort of morbidly awesome I’d probably get in a tattoo. You have a skeleton drinking either blood or 1498 sauce, with the red goop falling through his jaw onto a rather attractive woman. I like the cleverness behind the ’1498′ name for the sauce, which is the year Christopher Columbus first landed on the island that is modern-day Trinidad. Back to my bottle, whose contents are as red as blood, but a spicy blood. Contained inside is what appears to be flecks of pepper, seed, and mash, a balance that looks like it gives flavor and texture, but maintains a lower viscosity than blood, and actually flows.

    ……I’ll be honest, at first I was scared of this bottle. Well, not scared, but a little nervous, and with good reason. Many of you may have heard of my last messy encounter with a Trinidad Scorpion pepper, which required a nasal dose of cheesecake on a stick. Well, here goes nothing. I pulled off the plastic seal and pull off the cap. I’m greeted by a smell which, from memory alone, actually makes me queasy. Mind you that’s not the sauce, that’s my former experience with the pepper. The best way I can describe the scent of this sauce is a robust kick in your nose testicles. This stuff smells GOOD. On to the actual sampling of the sauce. Wow. I’m kicked in the teeth with the piquancy of the Trinidad Scorpion pepper, but it has the best offset I’ve ever tasted in a hot sauce; the apricot preserves and other fruits and veggies come together to give it a taste that hints of warm jelly with the kick of a good hot sauce. Now I’m not a fan of fruit flavored sauces, and this still tastes amazing to me: that’s saying something. I’m going to go ahead and give the sauce the highest marks in both categories, a Notable in flavor, and a meltdown in the fire category. This sauce will be available at the HBD website January 1st.

    Ingredients: Trinidad Scorpion peppers, Scotch Bonnet peppers, cider vinegar, apricot preserves, blueberries, carrots, honey, onion, soy sauce, sea salt, garlic, ginger, & white pepper.

    From: New York

    The Trinidad Scorpion Butch T – Hottest Chili Pepper in the World – 1,463,700 Scoville Units

    Butch Taylor, owner of Zydeco Hot Sauce, has been growing and working with super hot chili peppers since 1990. Back then, his work was primarily with habanero peppers. After growing peppers for years he was able to grow a pepper that was hotter than the then world’s hottest pepper (the Red Savina) but that pepper wasn’t stable so his quest continued. He grows super hot chili peppers on his deck and in his garden, and plans to sell some through his web site and at future industry shows.

    For several years, Butch has been cross breeding super hot peppers and saving the seeds. He grew some of the resulting seeds on his own, but gave many away to friends and members of the chili pepper forums he frequents. His only request to those who wanted seeds was that they let him know if they achieved something special.

    It was Marcel de Wit of The Chilli Factory who got that special find. Neil Smith was one of the people who requested seeds from Butch Taylor, and he provided them to Marcel de Wit, who grew them. Right away, they could tell this pepper was different by the color and shape of the pods. They tried the peppers and were amazed at the heat levels, which prompted them to test the peppers at a university and submit them to the Guinness Book of World Records. The record has not yet been confirmed, but Butch says it should have no problem meeting the stringent criteria.

    The growers also named the pepper the “Trinidad Scorpion Butch T”, after Butch, much to Butch’s surprise. This chili pepper is the possible cross between a Trinidad Scorpion and as as-yet-named chili pepper that Butch is holding close to his chest in hopes of creating even hotter peppers in the future.

    Asked if it was his goal to create the world’s hottest chili pepper, Butch said, “I love growing the super hots, but somehow they just find me.” He continues to grow more peppers, and who knows how long it might be before Butch breaks his own record?

    According to Butch regarding the flavor, he said “There are some that taste ‘fruity’ but from firsthand experience, it has a biting flavor with a pretty quick burn that goes on and on and gets hotter.”

    The previous record holder was the Naga Viper, measuring 1.38 million Scoville Heat Units (SHU). According to Butch, word around the chili pepper community is that the Naga Viper is really a Scorpion Pepper, but his is hotter.

    The Trinidad Scorpion Butch T measures in at a blistering 1,463,700 Scoville Heat Units (SHU). A typical jalapeno pepper measures around 5,000 SHU, while a habanero pepper measures up to 350,000 SHU.

    Butch Taylor is the owner of Zydeco Hot Sauce which specializes in micro brewing hot sauces, barbeque sauce, and salsas. His farm is in Crosby, Mississippi and he resides in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

  • Heartbreaking Dawns Cauterizer Trinidad Scorpion Sauce

    HeartBreaking Dawns 1498 Cauterizer Trinidad Scorpion Sauce – Well here it is, the highly anticipated 1498 Cauterizer. they’ve taken the exceptional flavor of our original 1498, and recreated it with 100% fresh TRINIDAD SCORPION PEPPERS. Why woud they do that? MORE FIRE FIRE FIRE, MORE FLAVOR!! With all of the buzz surrounding the Guiness Book’s NEW Hottest Pepper, they know many of you Chileheads out there want to experince the full incinerating potential of the Trinidad Scorpion Pepper used in a truly artisan creation. As with all of their products, flavor continues to be job 1. With all of the strong feedback on the original 1498, the follow up just seemed obvious. Remove the Scotch Bonnet Blend, Up The Scorpion Content and BOOM! They’ve even upped the overall Pepper content just a bit, for that extra Blast! Cauterizing Heat AND irreplicable flavor!

    Searing Passion , Sensory Seduction.

    Ingredients: Trinidad Scorpion Peppers, Cider Vinegar, Apricot Preserves, Water, Blueberries, Carrot, Honey, Onion, Soy Sauce, Sea Salt, Garlic, Ginger, & White Pepper.

    From: New York

    $7.89$35.99

    HeartBreaking Dawns 1498 Cauterizer Trinidad Scorpion Sauce – Well here it is, the highly anticipated 1498 Cauterizer. they’ve taken the exceptional flavor of our original 1498, and recreated it with 100% fresh TRINIDAD SCORPION PEPPERS. Why woud they do that? MORE FIRE FIRE FIRE, MORE FLAVOR!! With all of the buzz surrounding the Guiness Book’s NEW Hottest Pepper, they know many of you Chileheads out there want to experince the full incinerating potential of the Trinidad Scorpion Pepper used in a truly artisan creation. As with all of their products, flavor continues to be job 1. With all of the strong feedback on the original 1498, the follow up just seemed obvious. Remove the Scotch Bonnet Blend, Up The Scorpion Content and BOOM! They’ve even upped the overall Pepper content just a bit, for that extra Blast! Cauterizing Heat AND irreplicable flavor!

    Searing Passion , Sensory Seduction.

    Ingredients: Trinidad Scorpion Peppers, Cider Vinegar, Apricot Preserves, Water, Blueberries, Carrot, Honey, Onion, Soy Sauce, Sea Salt, Garlic, Ginger, & White Pepper.

    From: New York

  • Rogue Moruga Blood Orange Scorpion Pepper Sauce

    ROGUE – The Moruga Blood Orange Scorpion Pepper Sauce….Rogue is all natural and all attitude. The unprincipled blend of the hottest peppers in the world, the unique flavor combinations of the Blood Orange, Apples and Pears makes this sauce highly appreciated by extreme heat and flavor aficionados. Refreshing heat with a subtle hint of sweetness, Rogue captures all those exotic blends that you’ve been craving in a gourmet sauce.

    Ingredients:
    Moruga Scorpion Peppers, Jolokia Peppers, Red Serrano Peppers, Blood Oranges, Apples, Pears, Apple Cider Vinegar, Brown Sugar, Lime Juice, Garlic and Ginger.
    5 fl oz.

    $9.89

    ROGUE – The Moruga Blood Orange Scorpion Pepper Sauce….Rogue is all natural and all attitude. The unprincipled blend of the hottest peppers in the world, the unique flavor combinations of the Blood Orange, Apples and Pears makes this sauce highly appreciated by extreme heat and flavor aficionados. Refreshing heat with a subtle hint of sweetness, Rogue captures all those exotic blends that you’ve been craving in a gourmet sauce.

    Ingredients:
    Moruga Scorpion Peppers, Jolokia Peppers, Red Serrano Peppers, Blood Oranges, Apples, Pears, Apple Cider Vinegar, Brown Sugar, Lime Juice, Garlic and Ginger.
    5 fl oz.

  • The Java Stinger – Espresso Caramel

    The Java Stinger- this Espresso Caramel is infused with Scorpion Peppers, sweet and creamy caramel that can be used in many fashions. So have used a small spoonful in their coffee to awaken the senses. Of course over ice cream, apple pie, use it as a glaze on your wings, pork, even a good ole hamburger. Fresh and grilled fruit are a joy with this sauce as well.

    $9.95 $4.95 -51%

    The Java Stinger- this Espresso Caramel is infused with Scorpion Peppers, sweet and creamy caramel that can be used in many fashions. So have used a small spoonful in their coffee to awaken the senses. Of course over ice cream, apple pie, use it as a glaze on your wings, pork, even a good ole hamburger. Fresh and grilled fruit are a joy with this sauce as well.