New Mexico State University has named a new chile the worlds hottest.
A couple years ago it was the Bhut Jolokia from India but new tests have shown three even hotter.
Using Scoville Units where the jalapenos are rated at 4000-50000 SHU
the hotter ones are :
Trinidad Scorpion 2 million SHU
Chocolate 7-pot 1.17 million SHU
7-pot 1.06 SHU
Jolokia 1.02 SHU
I can't eat without heat but I'm going to stick with habaneros. These things might kill.
I love hot food too, however; 2 million SHU, makes my butt hurt just thinking about it...ouch.
These chilis have a wonderful flavor that cannot be found in other peppers. The trick to enjoying them, (without spending time in the bathroom wiping your a$$ with a snowcone) is not to eat the seeds or pulp as much...:.02: