The Chili Peppers

Habanero

The habanero chili comes from the Amazonas region, and from there it was spread through Mexico. While Mexico is the largest consumer of this spicy ingredient, its flavor and aroma have become increasingly popular all over the world. Unripe habaneros are green, and they color as they mature. Common colors are orange and red, but white, brown, yellow, and pink are also seen.  Habanero chilis are very hot, rated 200,000–300,000 on the Scoville scale.


Bhut Jolokia

Foto: Bjarne Højlund

Bhut Jolokia / Naga (also known as ghost chili, BiH Jolokia, Naga Jolokia, Naga Morich ) is a chili pepper growing in Bangladesh, northeastern India and Sri Lanka. It was in 2007 confirmed by Guinness Book Of Record as the strongest chili pepper in the world and measured up to over a million on The Scoville Scale. It has a nice fruity citrus flavor and goes really well with our pineapple sweet, Den Rå/The Raw.

 

 TRINIDAD SCORPION MORUGA

Trinidad Scorpion Moruga has its origins in the district Moruga in Trinidad and Tobago, hence the name. It often develops a small pointy tail in the end of the fruit hence the name Scorpion. In 2012, Trinidad Moruga Scorpion was confirmed as the world's hottest chilli and surpassed the rival, Bhut Jolokia with its 1,900,000 SHU on the Scoville scale . However, it is far from all the fruits which ends up so strong, but the average fruit is when ripe, still up around 1.2 million SHU - which is more than enough to give our candy an incredible strength . This chili has a bit darker fruit flavor and with its power and strength, we think it goes really well with our licorice candy.


Carolina Reaper


The Carolina Reaper, is a cultivar of chili pepper of the Capsicum chinense species. Bred in a Rock Hill, South Carolina greenhouse by Ed Currie, who runs the PuckerButt Pepper Company in Fort Mill, South Carolina, it has been rated as the world's hottest chili pepper by Guinness World Records since August 7, 2013. The original crossbreed was between a Bhut Jolokia ( ghost pepper ) (a former world record holder) and a red habanero. It averages a 1,569,300 on the Scoville scale with peak levels of over 2,200,000 Scoville Heat Units (SHU).

 

THE SCOVILLE SCALE

Scoville is a measurement that determines capsaicin based fruit or vegetable strength. It was invented by Dr. Wilbur Scoville who did a test in 1912 to find the relative strengths of chili.

Examples of Scoville values:

Paprika: 0 til 100 scoville
Jalapenos: 2.500 til 10.000 scoville
Cayenne pepper: 30.000 til 50.000 scoville


Habaneros: 200.000 til 300.000 scoville

Bhut Jolokia/Naga 1.001.304 scoville

Trinidad Moruga scorpion: 1.900.000 scoville

Carolina Reaper: 2.200.000 scoville