Taste Of The Caribbean: Scary Hot Trinidad Scorpion Pepper Sauce
Maybe you think you’re hardcore; a real Stepping Razor fearing no man or beast. Your adventures couldn’t be more harrowing. Your drinks always look like this. Your food: always incendiary, “seasoned” ever-so-satanically with the hottest pepper sauces around.
You may be all these things, but I still doubt you could handle the potent little powder-keg pictured above.
Trinidad Scorpion Pepper Sauce is by far the hottest pepper sauce in the world. That’s not just conjecture born of my bias toward my ancestral home, it’s a proven fact!
Okay, updated facts aside, this sucker is H-O-T-T-T hot!!! (Yes, three T’s and exclamation points are very much necessary.) On a recent taste test, two tiny drops were enough to render a huge bowl of beans and rice inedible for me…
Two measly little drops!!!
Seriously, this stuff is no joke. So much so that the label even carries a warning…
The Scorpion Peppers themselves come from Moruga, a small village located just about dead-center of Trinidad’s southern coast. Before the local peppers gained the area worldwide notoriety, Moruga was probably best known as the spot that Columbus supposedly made landfall in Trinidad back in 1498.
The beaches in the area are nice, from what I hear, but with a remote location far-removed from the action in Port-of-Spain, Moruga has remained largely unknown to visitors to Trinidad over the years.
The village is surely hotter than ever now, though, as the Scorpion Pepper is no doubt attracting hot sauce chefs and hardcore thrill-seekers to the area to test their mouths and mettle against the wickedest edibles the Caribbean has to offer.
If you want to try some before heading down to Trinidad, pick up a bottle here.