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Trinidad Scorpion Peppers

Native to the country of Trinidad and Tobago in the Southern Caribbean, the Trinidad Moruga Scorpion pepper is one of the world's hottest peppers. On February 13, 2013, the New Mexico Chile Pepper Institute named the Trinidad Moruga Scorpion pepper the world's hottest pepper with an average Scoville Heat Unit (SHU) rating of more than 1.2 million on the Scoville Scale. The Scoville Scale is a measure of the pungency (heat level) of chili peppers.

Trinidad Scorpion Pepper Scoville Scale

What does it feel like?
The heat level of the pepper seems somewhat mild at first but then it builds until it is unbearable and crosses the 1.2 million Scoville Heat Unit threshold. Some individual fruits are known to top out at a whopping 2 million SHU causing intense pain and a significant endorphin rush.

Suggested Uses:
Our Trinidad Moruga Scorpion peppers are ideal for adding fiery heat to dips and salsas, pasta, pizza, and more!

Peppers Per Pouch:
The size of the peppers varies, these are estimates, you may get more or less depending on the size of each pepper. 
  • 2 oz ~ 60 peppers
  • 4 oz ~ 120 peppers
  • 8 oz ~ 250 peppers
  • 16 oz ~ 550 peppers

You should always wear gloves and handle our Trinidad Moruga Scorpion peppers with extreme caution. We suggest wearing gloves, goggles, a mask, and a long sleeve shirt when handling the product. Even the smallest amount of our Trinidad Moruga Scorpion peppers on your skin will cause you extreme irritation.

Additional Info
Want to learn more about Trinidad Scorpion Peppers? Be sure to check out 
The Ultimate Guide to the Trinidad Scorpion Pepper in our blog.

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Customer Reviews

Based on 23 reviews

Awsome stuff thank you

Bang with Taste

Spicy flavor with a bite on the end...


Trinidad Scorpion Peppers

Hot Hot Hot

Excellent products, great service, super fast delivery!!!!


Didn't receive the peppers yet/

Trinidad Scorpion

The peppers were big. Sometimes a company sends a whole bag of tiny peppers, which is a bummer. These were big and hot!


Trinidad Scorpion Peppers

Trinidad scorpion

Peppers are great goes good with the ghost Chile’s and Carolina reapers

My Thought

I was totally blown away
These Trinidad chilis really pack a punch
Can hardly wait to order more!!!!


I dry roast my Trinidad Scorpion chilies in a pan on medium high and keep turning them over to keep the heating even. This also drives out any extra moisture so that the ground chilies get into my pepper grinder without sticking.
For two cups of instant refried beans I use 1 teaspoon garlic powder, 1 teaspoon of freshly ground cumin, 1 tablespoon of ground chili pequin, 2 tablespoons of ground chilitepin, 3 tablespoons of freshly ground Trinidad Scorpion powder. It makes great tostadas and you can use the meat seasoned with milder chilies like guajillo chilies and still have plenty of heat. I eat Mexican food between 6 and 7 days per week because chilies are an important part of my diet.
Since I eat more chilies than I can grow, I like the prices at the Sonoran Spice Company because where I live now, I couldn't find Trinidad Scorpion chilies anywhere, especially at $69 per pound!