Saturday, July 30, 2011

World's Hottest Chili 2011 - Trinidad Scorpion Butch T

Trinidad Scorpion Butch T pepper is the world’s hottest chili pepper.  It is named after Butch Taylor, the owner of  Zydeco Hot Sauce.  The ‘scopion’ refers to its pointed end which resemble a scorpion’s stinger.

Prior the this, the world’s hottest pepper was Naga Viper pepper.  A laboratory test by EML Chem in Melbourne, in March 2011, measured 1,463,700 Scoville scale, hotter than Naga Viper’s 1,382,118 Scoville scale.

The Trinidad Scorpion Butch T is grown in a farm in Lake Macquarie, New South Wales, Australia, by Marcel de Wit, the owner of Chilli Factory in Morisett.

The Trinidad Scorpion Butch T pepper is so strong that those who handle it have to wear protective gloves.  Exposure to the eye or near the eye could cause temporary blindness.  While cooking the Butch T, one should wear a chemical mask and a body suit to guard against the fumes.


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