Do not let the name fool you – the Chocolate Bhutlah is nothing close to being a dessert dream. It is, in fact, one of the hottest peppers on the planet. Let’s learn a little more about this tempting devil.
Scoville Heat Units: Up to 2,000,000 SHU
How Hot Is the Chocolate Bhutlah?
The Chocolate Bhutlah is considered to be one of the hottest peppers in the world, with some claiming it feels even hotter than the famed Carolina Reaper. It is said to top out at 2,000,000 Scoville Heat Units on the official Scoville scale. When it comes to hot peppers, this pepper delivers incendiary heat.
What Does A Chocolate Bhutlah Look Like?
This pepper is a cross between a Bhut Jolokia (ghost pepper) and a Douglah peppers. A mature pod of the Chocolate Bhutlah pepper has an earthy, chocolate brown color spread smoothly over its wrinkled texture. The pepper appears elongated and has an average size.
What Is Chocolate Bhutlah Used For?
Apart from being used in tasting challenges, Chocolate Bhutlahs are added in controlled quantities in the likes of soups, sauces, stews, and salsas. I particularly enjoy them for hot sauces and dehydrating to make chili flakes or powders.
What Does Chocolate Bhutlah Taste Like?
Like most chilies of its kind, the Chocolate Bhtulah has fruity and floral notes initially. All of that, however, quickly transforms into a blazing heat that will soon enough numb your tongue and throat, leaving it void of taste if you have too much of it at a time.
Where To Buy Chocolate Bhutlah?
You will find many sources selling Chocolate Bhutlah peppers and its seeds for brave individuals, like yourself, to try. You will find them easily with a simple online search. Check out my Chili Pepper Resources page for seed, plant and pepper resources.
What Is A Chocolate Bhutlah Substitute?
In terms of the heat level, the Trinidad Scorpion, Komodo Dragon, and the Carolina Reaper have similar heat levels, lying between the 1,400,000 to 2,000,000 range. Any of these would be a suitable substitute.