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Grab Some Scotch Bonnet Sauces For Your Lads, Lassies, and the Whole Clan

Have you ever wondered how the Scotch Bonnet got its name? The peppers are short and fat, and many think they resemble a “Tam o’ shanter” - that’s a traditional Scottish hat, hence the name “Scotch Bonnet”. Funny name aside, the Scotch Bonnet is a beloved pepper for its one-two punch of signature sweet flavor and sassy spice level. It is frequently used in Caribbean cuisine and curries where its sweet, fruity flavor accentuates the dishes. Browse our Scotch Bonnet hot sauces and keep some on hand for a taste all your lads and lassies will find pure dead brilliant. Slàinte!

How Hot Is A Scotch Bonnet Pepper?

Scotch Bonnet Peppers are usually considered to be pretty darn spicy, coming in at 100,000 - 350,000 SHU on the Scoville Scale. That’s about 70 times hotter than the jalapeño, and not too far behind some of the hottest peppers in the world. This one is best used in moderation unless you’re a hardcore chili-head, in which case, dig in!

Scotch Bonnet Vs. Habanero

The Scotch Bonnet Pepper is very similar to its cousin, the Habanero. Both feature a sweet, fruity flavor with a hefty amount of heat. The Scotch Bonnet is a bit sweeter than the habanero, though, making it the pepper of choice for many Caribbean dishes and curries.