Flame-red and wrapped in pungent spiciness, our Chipotle Morita Chile Powder delivers brooding heat and a ton of flavor to the kitchen. Chipotle peppers are made from jalapeño peppers, left on the vine to ripen to a deep ruby red. They are picked at their height of ripeness, when they are sweetest, and smoked over fragrant wood, which turns them such a deep red they look black. The smoke infuses every bit of the pepper with woodsy depth, and condenses the flavors as the pepper dries. Chipotles are removed from the smoke while they still have a bit of moisture are a little bit leathery but retain their fruity characteristics. They are spicy, ringing in at about 5000-10000 Scoville Heat Units (SHU), which is certainly spicy but not overwhelming. They also carry a concentrated sweetness, with a taste that is reminiscent of dried cherries or raisins, with a deep, almost chocolatey foundation to the flavor.
One ounce hand packed in bag.