Chipotle Morita Chiles

Chipotle Morita Chiles
Chipotle Morita Chiles
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Net Weight:
1 oz
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Chipotle Morita chiles (pronounced "chi-POHT-lay"), Capsicum annuum, are also called blackberry chile, chipotle colorado, mora chile, or morita pepper. They are a deep garnet color that borders on purple. This is why they were given the name morita, which means “blackberry”. Moritas are heavily wrinkled and give off a smoky, fruity aroma. They are approximately 1 ½ - 2 inches long and about ½ inch across at the top, tapering down to a point at the end.

Chipotle Morita, before they are dried, are jalapenos. Most commercial jalapenos are picked while still green. The ones selected to be processed into chipotles are allowed to remain on their plant until they turn red and ripe. Then they are picked, partially dried, and smoked.

There are approximately 9 chiles per ounce.

1 Morita chile pod is equal to 1/2 teaspoon of Morita chile powder.


Flavor Profile

These chiles are smoky, with a somewhat sweet chocolaty aroma and flavor.


Heat Level

Chipotle Morita are considered a medium heat chile and come it at 2,500 to 10,000 SHU (Scoville Heat Units).


How To Use

Originally, Chipotle chiles were most commonly used to flavor salsas, stews and soups but now this popular flavor has found its way into everything from fried chicken to chips.

Chipotle chiles are excellent with beef, chicken and pork chops. We love to pair them with fruit in Orange Chipotle Grilled Chicken. Extract every morsel of flavor as they simmer low and slow in Spicy Slow Cooker Chili. Make an Adobo Sauce and use it to top huevos rancheros. Chop and stir into queso, pickles, or anything that needs a sweet and smoky edge. You can even try them in chocolate bark! 


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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size1 chile, 3g

Amount Per Serving


% Daily Value*

Total Fat0g0%

Saturated Fat0g0%

Trans Fat0g

Polyunsaturated Fat0g

Monounsaturated Fat0g



Total Carbohydrate2.1g1%

Dietary Fiber0.9g3%

Total Sugars1.2g

Added Sugars0g0%

Sugar Alcohol0.0g


Vitamin D0mcg0%




*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice. These values were calculated and therefore are approximate. For more accuracy, testing is advised.

5 out of 5
25 total ratings.

Michael M. (Verified buyer) 01/26/2022
Excellent. Quite hot for jalapeños. Excellent. Quite hot for jalapeños. Nicely smoky.

Duane W. (Verified buyer) 06/08/2021
Very good Very good

Scott M. (Verified buyer) 02/24/2021

Imelda F. (Verified buyer) 02/22/2021
I Am very happy whit I Am very happy whit the flavor. And Can buy again

Marie M. (Verified buyer) 12/22/2020
Good quality, good value Very hot and flavorful. Not as smoky as the Mecos. For palates that prefer high heat level over intense smokiness.

Jeff S. (Verified buyer) 09/30/2020
A tremendous selection of peppers, A tremendous selection of peppers, well packaged and excellent quality. Would definitely order from Spices Inc. again.

mary i. (Verified buyer) 08/30/2020
These chilies smell so great. These chilies smell so great. The cupboard has that wonderful Smokey flavor. Our enchiladas with the chipotle sauce that I made were the best we have ever had! Thank you for a wonderful product!

Ruben M. (Verified buyer) 04/13/2020
CM Chiles As soon as I received them I made some salsa. Perfect heat and Smokey flavor. Great product!

Noah G. (Verified buyer) 03/24/2020
Wonderful smoky heat! These peppers are awesome. My experience has been that moritas are typically very small and tough in their dried state, but these chiles are significantly larger (large enough to get a grip on at least) than what I am used to and most have enough flexibility to deseed them without an endless fight.

James M. (Verified buyer) 01/28/2020
THE BEST I own and operate a Tex/Mex restaurant in St. Maarten, Caribbean, and always relied on bottled or packets of spices to flavor our food...until I discovered Spices, Inc. For a number of years now, we've imported their Chipotle Moritas and Habaneros to really give our food a much more authentic, delicious kick. We use the Habaneros to bottle our own "Jimbo's Island Fire" hot sauce, which we have on all the tables and see in our boutique. Thanks Spices, Inc!
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