Chocolate Habanero Pepper aka Brown Habanero Pepper
The chocolate habanero is a less common color variation of this extremely hot chile pepper. Typically rated between 100,000 and 350,000 Scoville Heat Units, the small, plump pepper is one of the spiciest in the world. Habaneros are most commonly red or orange in color; although brown (chocolate habanero), white and pink peppers also exist. The habanero variety is believed to have originated in the Yucatán Peninsula before being later transported to other parts of the world by Spaniards. Named after the Cuban city of La Habana in which it was regularly traded, the chocolate habanero is characterized by thin, waxy brown skin, a floral aroma, and a fruity, citrus-like flavor. A close relative of the Scotch bonnet, the two varieties share similar heat, flavor and appearance characteristics. The habanero thrives in hot climates and is especially popular in Mexico where it’s commonly used to flavor tequila or mezcal.