Previous Guinness World Record holder as the hottest pepper. Currently the third hottest pepper in the world. It was measured at 1,001,304 Scoville Heat Units (SHU), at the New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA, on 9 September 2006. We thought this one was scary until we grew Trinidad Moruga Scorpions and Carolina Reapers! Now - it's ALMOST like candy.