What is the World’s Hottest Pepper?

The world’s hottest pepper is the Bhut Jolokia chili from India. If you can’t make it to India the hottest pepper you can find in your local market is the Habenero or Scotch Bonnet pepper. They actually have a scale to measure hottest of peppers. The Bhut Jolokia measures 1,001,304 the Scoville Scale. The Scotch Bonnet, 80,000. That’s one hot pepper.