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Granulated Goat's Horn Chile

Granulated Goat's Horn Chile
Granulated Goat's Horn Chile
Granulated Goat's Horn Chile Granulated Goat's Horn Chile

Granulated Goat's Horn Chile

101124 001
Net Weight:
2.6 oz
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The sweet, lightly spicy Granulated Goat’s Horn Chile, or Cacho de Cabra, has an aroma that’s primarily powered by the deep, rich aromas of cherries and raisins, with a hint of smoky tobacco lingering around the edges. It tastes bright and playful, initially fruity, before the resonant earthy and smoky flavors take over. The heat comes in last; Granulated Goat’s Horn Chile has approximately the same heat as a jalapeño, so it’s got a fun spiciness that doesn’t overwhelm the palate. Named for its long, pointed shape, the Goat’s Horn Chile measures between 1500-5000 SHU (Scoville Heat Units).

Native to the country Chile, Goat's Horn Chiles have been cultivated by the indigenous Mapuche people for hundreds of years. This chile is a definitive ingredient in the local seasoning blend Merken Spice, which until recent years was considered too spicy for refined palates and was used almost exclusively by Mapuches. The indigenous people in and around the Santiago region have been growing Goat's Horn Chiles for so long that many people mistakenly associate these chiles with the name of the country. Instead, the name of the country comes from the Mapuche word chilli that means "where the land ends," referring to the long Chilean coastline. Chile, as in pepper, comes from the Aztec word, also chilli, which means “hot pepper”.


Tips From Our Kitchen


Granulated Goat’s Horn Chile is a delicious pepper that can substitute for any pepper in your pantry, if you want a snappy little kick. Sprinkle it over sunny side-up eggs or fold it into omelets with some onions and cheese in the morning. Fry it with your sweet potatoes for sweet potato hash. Stir into diced onions and tomatoes, and top with cilantro and lime juice for a quick, spiky pico de gallo. Try South American cuisine with a Chilean Chacarero Sandwich. Rub onto steak or chicken, or long planks of zucchini, and grill, or scatter over fish, add a slice of lemon, and wrap with parchment to bake en papillote. Add these to pickled onions or a spicy cucumber relish for a little burst of heat. Make this a secret ingredient in succotash or sprinkle over freshly-buttered corn on the cob. Stir into honey and drizzle over cornbread. We also have blended Merken Spice available.

Our Granulated Goat’s Head Chile is cultivated in Peru.

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size1 tsp

Amount Per Serving


% Daily Value*

Total Fat0g0%

Saturated Fat0g0%

Trans Fat0g

Polyunsaturated Fat0g

Monounsaturated Fat0g



Total Carbohydrate1.3g0%

Dietary Fiber0.5g2%

Total Sugars0.8g

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
4 total ratings.

Teresa M. (Verified buyer) 01/24/2022
Friends introduced me to this Friends introduced me to this spice when I was in Chile. I haven’t returned to Chile for several years. All out of the spice that I brought with me. Beyond happy to have it back on the menu. It’s beautiful. Thank you so very very much

Paul S. (Verified buyer) 08/13/2020
excellent - highly recommend A new earthly flavor profile I very much enjoyed

Brett S. (Verified buyer) 05/21/2020
Bomb On chuck eye steak toonight.

Tim B. (Verified buyer) 03/17/2020
Great product! Great product!