Trinidad Moruga Scorpion
The Trinidad Moruga Scorpion is the same variety of Capsicum chinense as the Reaper in the first step of the podium. Interestingly, this chili was not included in the Guinness Book of Records. The Moruga scorpion chili is native to Trinidad and the Moruga region of Tobago. But in 2012, the director of the Pepper Institute at the State University of New Mexico in Chile announced that the Trinidad Moruga Scorpion he bred had surpassed the then overwhelmingly magical 2,000,000 Scoville units. But of course, not all individuals had this high capsaicin content, with an average value of 1,500,000 SHU, although it was still above the Spirit chili. The fruit is sweet on the first bite, which immediately turns into “molten lava”. When fully mature, it is usually about the size of a ping-pong ball. Interestingly, the taste of Trinidad Moruga Scorpion Yellow is reminiscent of lemon, while Trinidad Moruga Congo Black is reminiscent of chocolate.