Scoville heat units (SHU): 425,000 – 577,000 SHU
Median heat: 501,000 SHU
Capsicum species: Chinense
Jalapeño reference scale: 53 to 231 times hotter
Size: Approximately 2 inches long, tapered
Flavor: Sweet, Fruity, Earthy, Smoky
Sure you know what chocolate is, and if you’re any bit of a hot pepper fan, you have an idea of what a habanero is. But what is a chocolate habanero? It’s not a line of spicy candies, that’s for sure. No, this is a cultivar of habanero peppers, like the Red Savina habanero, that packs a serious punch. In fact, it’s even spicier than the Red Savina with unique earthy and smoky undertones that complement their typical habanero sweetness.
Chocolate habaneros are hotter than regular habaneros?
They are. In terms of the Scoville scale, chocolate habaneros tend to hit around 425,000 – 577,000 Scoville heat units. That can easily be double the heat of a regular habanero. Versus the Red Savina, chocolate habaneros are very similar in terms of heat. The main difference: the mildest chocolate (around 450,000 SHU) will always be hotter than the mildest Red Savina (350,000 SHU).