Chile, Scorpion

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Grown in the Moruga and Siparia regions of Trinidad, these scorpion peppers are not for the faint of heart. Named for it's pointed end - which is said to resemble a scorpion's stinger - this chile is a cultivar of habanero with a fruity, slightly savory aroma and is one of the hottest in the world. Use with caution!

0.35oz Jar

Contains: Ground scorpion chile.

  • Botanical Name: Capsicum chinense
  • Alternate Names: Trinidad Moruga scorpion, Butch T pepper
  • Origin: Moruga & Siparia, Trinidad
  • Sourcing: Direct sourced from a small family farm using traditional agricultural practices
  • Tasting Notes: Sweet, citrusy, cheesy, extremely hot
  • Heat: 1.2M SHU
  • Pairs Well With: Peach, mango, Jamaican Ground Ginger
  • Try In: Salsa, homemade beef burgers, chile oil
  • Special Tips: It is inadvisable to let scorpion powder touch your skin, so use a measuring or spice spoon to add to dishes.  If skin contact happens, avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth and thoroughly scrub the area with dish soap immediately


Make it a Gift: Pair with Jamaican Ground Ginger, Allspice (Pimento) Berries, Scotch Bonnet ChileCreole Spice, Gift Wrap