Bhut Jolokia

Dead hot chilli pepper

Bhut Jolokia

Dead hot chilli pepper

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Holding the chilli

Can you handle the heat?!
(Remember never handle the actual pepper without gloves!)

Bhut Jolokia, or Ghost Pepper as it’s sometimes called, has been around for centuries. It’s believed to have come from Assam in India – home to some of the most ear-purplingly spicy flavours on the planet. But when it comes to heat, nothing beats this fiery little vegetable.

Officially recognised in the 2007 Guinness Book of World Records as the Hottest Chilli Pepper in the World, even the aroma of Bhut Jolokia can make your eyes water. But it’s as a recipe ingredient that this whole dried pepper comes into its own.

3 pack

3 pack available

Described as a smoky – almost melony – flavour, it’s a great accompaniment to salsa and meat dishes (see our recipe below). Just be sure to use it in moderation! Scoville Heat Units are used to gauge the heat of spicy foods. Jalapenos score 3,000-6,000 SHU. Habaneros score 300,000 SHU. And the Bhut Jolokia? A staggering 1,041,427 SHU! Ahem, would you mind passing the yoghurt...

But the Ghost Pepper isn’t just for pepping up your chilli. For years it has been used to treat pains like migraines, arthritis, muscle pain and sinusitis. It contains Capsaicin, which is said to ease digestion problems, lower blood-pressure and boost energy levels. Hot and handy? That’s our kind of vegetable!

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Please Note:
  • Always wear gloves when handling Bhut Jolokia
Product Features:
  • Single dried Ghost Pepper
  • 2007 Guiness World Record holder as the World’s Hottest Chilli Pepper
  • 1,041,427 Scoville Heat Units (SHU)
  • Contains capsaicin: used for pain relief, improved digestion, lower blood pressure and as an energy boost
Bhut Salsa:
  • Ingredients:
    • 2 dried Bhut Jolokia Pepper
    • 1/2cup of water
    • 2 cloves of garlic
    • 1 Tbsp white vinegar
    • 15oz canned whole tomatoes or fresh tomatoes
    • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • Recipe:
    • Bring water and dried ghost pepper to the boil, let the pepper simmer for 5 minutes after boiling. In a food processor or blender, combine water and chillis with tomatoes, garlic and vinegar, blend to make a puree.

Customer Reviews

I got some of these lovelies for Christmas and I have used one to great effect making Ghost Chilli and Chocolate Chip Cookies... and they went down a treat, most who tried enjoyed, even those who 'don't do spicy'.
Claire - 11th January 2013
Insane price for an insane product.
Craig Mansfield - 9th November 2011
Firebox says: Buy a pack of 3 and that's 0.0005 pence per Scoville Unit. Sounds like fantastic value to us!
Bought this for my friend who said he spicy food never bothered him. Without hesitating he ate the whole thing, we were outside as well so no milk or any kind of liquid for back up. First couple of minutes he was saying that it wasn't hot. Then his eyes started to water and he was starting to feel it, within 10 minutes he had made himself throw up to try and get it out. I doubt he will be trying another anytime soon. This chilli is not for the faint hearted. Another fast delivery as always from Firebox as well.
Dan - 6th July 2011
Firebox says: Glad to hear it Dan! (Well, glad that the delivery and the product were tops, apologies to your mate's taste buds.)