The Bhut Jolokia was in the Guinness World Records for the hottest chilli in the world from 2006 -2011. The pod has a very nice and unusual flavour to it and then the heat builds up. Pods are around 6.5 cm long by 2cm wide with a pimply/ bumpy evil appearance.
The Bhut Jolokia has been tested at New Mexico State University Chile Pepper Institute and has a heat rating of 1,001,304 SHU's. Extremely Hot! About 3.5 times the heat of a Habanero!
Although no longer the reigning champion of the Scovile chart, the Bhut Jolokia is still a firm favourite of chileheads due to it's excellent flavour and more consistent heat.