The bhut jolokia, also known as naga jolokia, naga morich, bih jolokia, ghost pepper, ghost chili pepper, red naga chilli, and ghost chilli is an interspecific hybrid chili pepper. In 2007, Guinness World Records certified that the ghost pepper was the world's hottest chili pepper, 401.5 times hotter than Tabasco sauce, the ghost chilli is rated at more than 1 million Scoville heat units (SHU). Classic Tabasco sauce ranges from 2,500 to 5,000 SHU.
However, as of 2012, it was superseded by the Trinidad moruga scorpion. On December, 2013, the Guinness World Records rated the Carolina Reaper the world's hottest pepper, moving the ghost chili to third place. Ripe peppers measure 60 to 85 mm long and 25 to 30 mm wide with a red, yellow, orange, or chocolate color. Bhut jolokia pods are unique among peppers, with their characteristic shape, and very thin skin.