World's Hottest Chilli's
It’s Halloween season! Where sane people become slightly less sane by dressing up in costumes resembling the dead, deranged or D. Trump!
In all seriousness, ‘All Hallows Evening’, is the eve of the Christian feast of Hallows Day. A day dedicated to remembering the dead, including salnts (hallows), martyrs, and all the faithful departed.
‘THE GHOST’ from South Devon Chilli Farm
To help you mark this important occasion we have crafted a guest pizza that will put the heebie jeebies up even the most courageous. Working with our friends at Rustic Food Company on Regent Street, we found a perfectly branded and rather timid looking bottle sat on the shelf, that when opened and sampled was far from timid. It was a hot, raging, and scarily yummy potion made by South Devon Chillii Farm!
Ghost Chilli sauce is made using one of the hottest chilli’s ever recorded (over 1million units on the Scoville Heat Rating…that’s a lot!). Coupled with natural ingredients that make up this potion and the wonderful story of how the team at South Devon Chilli Farm went from corporate city types to chilli farmers, we knew we had a winner! That’s why we’ve put together a pizza that combines the delicious simple flavours of our Margherita with the raging power of the Ghost Chilli! Not forgetting the sweetness of our Piquante peppers, subtle heat of Roquito peppers and the monster Scotch Bonnet which masquerades as a cute little orange pumpkin!
In this month's blog we’ve brought you a collection of the World’s Hottest Chilli’s in pictures, put together by Simon Wroe and Adrian Sherratt at The Guardian. Happy viewing (and eating!).
PEACH GHOST SCORPION
750,000+ Scoville Heat Units (SHU). A cross between a Ghost Chilli (Bhut Jolokia) and a Trinidad Scorpion. Fruity taste gives way to terrible suffering. The Scoville scale ranks positions foods in terms of heat units, measured per unit of dry mass.
c800,000 SHU. A cross between a Chocolate Habanero and a Bhut Jolokia.
923,000+ SHU. The chilli that began the modern British obsession. First cultivated by Joy and Michael Michaud at Sea Spring Farm, Dorset, it was named the hottest chilli in the world in 2006.
SEVEN POT HABANERO
1,100,000 SHU. Originally from the Caribbean, it is called the Seven Pot because each little pod can add fire to seven family-size pots of stew.
TRINIDAD MORUGA SCORPIAN
1,200,000+ SHU Another record hot chilli, the Moruga Scorpion (Capiscum chinense) is from the islands of Trinidad and Tobago.
1,382,118 SHU. Briefly the world’s hottest chilli in 2011, the Viper is a hybrid of other super-hots, including the Bhut Jolokia and the Trinidad Moruga Scorpion.
1,569,300 SHU. As a rule, the hottest chillies are the ugliest, and the Carolina Reaper is one ugly so-and-so. Five hundred times hotter than Tabasco, if your mouth can do the maths.