New Mexico Red Chile Flakes

New Mexico Red Chile Flakes
New Mexico Red Chile Flakes
New Mexico Red Chile Flakes New Mexico Red Chile Flakes
100974 001
Net Weight:
2.1 oz
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Chiles from the Hatch region of New Mexico are celebrated for a reason. Our New Mexico Red Chile Flakes are smoky and fruity, with a hint of cherry and a deep, almost tobacco-like low note. The heat is up-front and present at first bite, but is mild and fades until it’s little more than a brisk mouthfeel. These chiles develop their complex flavor from the combination of hot days, cool nights, and mineral soil prevalent through much of New Mexico. These chile flakes range from 500-3500 Scoville Heat Units (SHU).

These New Mexico Chile Flakes come from the Big Jim chiles, a cultivar developed by a member of the Franzoy family—the first family of chile farming in Hatch, NM—in cooperation with the Chile Pepper Institute at the New Mexico State University. Once matured, the Big Jim chiles are dried and then crushed to make the chile flakes. Big Jim chiles are in the Guinness Book of World Records as the cultivar that produced the longest chile pepper ever, recorded at a staggering 17 inches long.


Tips From Our Kitchen


You can use New Mexico Chile Flakes anywhere that you would find regular red pepper chile flakes. Infuse your favorite oil with chile flakes for a spicy, fruity base for cooking. If you wants the chiles’ spiciness to saturate your whole dish, add flakes at the start of cooking. If you are looking for a pop of more subtle heat, add them near the end of cooking. Sprinkle chile flakes over a vanilla-frosted cupcake, or mix into a dark chocolate bark for an unexpected combination of sweet and heat.

Our New Mexico Red Chile Flakes come from chiles grown in the USA.

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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 Carbohydrate1.7g1%

Dietary Fiber0.7g3%

Total Sugars1.0g

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.

4.9 out of 5
13 total ratings.

Jason M. (Verified buyer) 10/21/2021
good heat and great flavor good heat and great flavor

Frederick C. (Verified buyer) 09/07/2021
If you want to make If you want to make authentic New Mexican food, you have to have these flakes and New Mexican Chile powder. Highly recommend!

David B. (Verified buyer) 08/23/2021
A delicious way to package red chilé Having lived in New Mexico for twenty-five years, I often crave an authentic taste of the red and green Chilé that is such a large part of the diet there. This is an exceptional way to get it in dried form.

Nancy M. (Verified buyer) 03/13/2021
I have found these flakes I have found these flakes to be a great addition to pizza, pasta, and soups, and even gives bread dough a little kick.

Allison M. (Verified buyer) 12/07/2020
Great quality Mild hear, good flavor. Fresh fresh fresh. Also Spices inc is very generous-the bottles of all spices I order are packed to the rim; so full I have to take the shaker top off to get them out until I've used enough! Lovely "problem" to have. Highly recommend Spices Inc for flavor and freshness and also the depth of product knowledge available on their website.

Stephen P. (Verified buyer) 08/07/2020
Just the right flavor! Just the right flavor!

Colin B. (Verified buyer) 04/06/2020
Good stuff! High quality flakes, rich flavor.

Jason B. (Verified buyer) 12/25/2019
All purpose This might be the best all purpose it!

Paul S. (Verified buyer) 08/22/2019
excellent - highly recommend add a fresh alluring southwest flavor to your dishes

Henry N. (Verified buyer) 05/01/2018
Great flavor mild heat Very fresh and bright.
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