Thanks for visiting ScovilleHeatScale.com. Chile peppers are a passion of mine. I'm here
to dispel some incorrect data out there in the Chile world and to help spread my love of
Chile peppers are a wonderful and flavor-rich fruit that can and do grow about everywhere.
They can be sweet, fruity, fiery and intense. Some chiles are only sweet and some can be all those things
at once. As such, they're a great ingredient in many cuisines. They run the full gamut of the heat scale and
can lend their rich, robust flavor into your favorite dishes.
Unfortunately there is a lot of incorrect information out on the web (names, hottest peppers, etc). It's completely understandable, but something
that I'd like to help correct. I say it's understandable because some people get excited about a few of them
like the Habaneros or the "Ghost Pepper"
and the word spreads quickly. Unless you're a self-professed chile-head you may not know that there is
a whole world of these little fruits out there just waiting to be discovered.
There are still a lot of sites out there that say the Habanero is the hottest pepper. Some are a little more up-to-date
and say that the "Ghost Pepper" is the hottest. Did you know that is no longer true as well?! In fact, in 2011 the
record for the world's hottest pepper has been beaten several times. Incredible! The newest, hottest pepper is
nearly 3 times hotter than the Habanero - INCREDIBLE!
Other Favorite Sites
Here are a few foodie sites that I love to follow. These aren't paid links, but rather sites that have
great information. Also, before you leave this site be sure to visit our other pages
Shop for Pepper Gear,
Recipes with Peppers and the page explaining all about
Scoville Heat Units.
MakingVanilla.com is a fun website that shows you how to make vanilla.
This is something anyone can do at home, save some money AND make the best vanilla I've ever had!
I started making my homemade vanilla and
vanilla sugar a few months ago
and I love the smell of the vanilla beans. You can get a lot better flavor with the beans on here when you make it yourself.
TipsforBBQ.com is a great website run by a friend of mine name Rusty. If you're a barbequer or want to learn how to grill or
barbecue then go check out his BBQ Recipes. If you have to know
my favorites are the Ribs,
Smoked Thanksgiving Turkey and
the best Prime Rib you've ever had in the world!
I think he still sends out weekly BBQ tips and tricks from the pros. I think most chile-heads love to BBQ, so I just
thought I'd point this one out. If you don't know what you're doing or want to get better then check it out.