The Ghost Pepper
The ghost pepper, also known as the bhut jolokia, is one of the hottest varieties of chili pepper in the world. It is often the center of challenges and practical jokes due to its blistering heat. We only blend it in hot, extra hot, and our special "ludicrous" varieties — no mild, no medium! The bhut jolokia is most often 60 to 85 mm (2.4 to 3.3 in) long and ripens to a red, yellow, or orange color.
Ghost peppers are taste bud-destroyingly hot, coming in at around a whopping 1,000,000 on the Scoville scale. In 2007, the ghost pepper was confirmed by Guinness World Records as the world's hottest chili, where it remained for 4 years. In 2011, it was displaced by other peppers such as the carolina reaper.
The ghost pepper (bhut jolokia) originates in North East India, which is still its largest producer. It is used to spice up many dishes and even as a means to ward off dangerous animals. It can also be spread on fences to discourage animals from coming near.
Not for the faint of heart, ghost peppers really pack a punch. Just a pinch of this blend and your tastes buds will feel it! All three heats are pretty intense, but the ludicrous edition is made specifically for that one Chilihead you know — the heat-lover who can handle anything.