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chiles

Whether you call these dried chiles, dried peppers, or dried chili peppers, these are the stuff of magic. From the exclusivity of being a chilehead and torturing yourself with the hottest of hot chiles to the joy of watching someone eat a chile for the first time, you are engulfed in a new, hotter world once you have got a hankering for these. Chiles are believed to be indigenous to the Andean region of Bolivia, Ecuador, and Peru dating back more than 10,000 years. They were a key ingredient in the diets of the Mayans and the Aztecs and have since become a staple in diets from around the world.

If you are really into chiles, you desire not only the delightful heat, but also the unique flavors of the different chiles all around the world. Chiles can be used to add color, flavor, visual appeal, and of course heat to many cuisines. They are especially popular in the United States, the Asian Islands, the Caribbean, the Mediterranean, Mexico, South America, and in Southeast Asia.

Dried chile peppers have many different flavors, ranging from earthy, floral, fruity, hot, smoky, and sweet. They come in a variety of colors, shapes, and sizes, and there are more than 3,000 known varieties around the world. There are five species within the Capsicum (C.) genus, but the two that produce the most popular chiles are Capsicum annum which tend to be larger and have more complex flavors and Capsicum frutescens which tend to be smaller, with simpler flavors and more heat. The heat of all chiles is found inside of their innards and seeds, so it can be lessened by their removal if desired.

With all of this talk about chiles, you are probably curious about chile powder versus chili powder. Chili powders are a Tex-Mex style seasoning blend that is typically made with cumin, chile powder, garlic, and oregano. Chile powders are ground chiles and nothing else. The distinction between the two is easy to remember if you think about chili being a stew of many ingredients and a chile being a single pod.

If you want complex flavors provided by the chiles, you want to look for food from the Southwestern United States, Mexico, and South America. Chefs in these regions utilize both the heat and the background flavors of the chiles to make their dishes as flavorful and rich as possible. If you are looking to have your face blown off from the pure heat a chile can give, look to the cuisines of Africa, Asia, and India, where heat is even more important that the underlying flavors of the chile.

We aim to deliver the largest variety of top quality dried chiles, chile flakes, and chile powders to our customers. It helps that we are firmly entrenched in the chilehead culture ourselves, so we know what to look for, especially since we are always looking to expand!



New Products

Organic Extra Hot Red Chile Powder (90,000 SHU)

Organic Extra Hot Red Chile Powder (90,000 SHU)

Starting at: $5.97

Scotch Bonnet Chiles

Scotch Bonnet Chiles

Starting at: $15.35

Granulated Goat's Horn Chile

Granulated Goat's Horn Chile

Starting at: $10.56

Organic Pasilla Negro Chiles

Organic Pasilla Negro Chiles

Starting at: $7.89

Dried Chiles

Mild


Dried Nora Chiles

Dried Nora Chiles

SHU: 500

Starting at: $11.95

Anaheim Chiles

Anaheim Chiles

SHU: 500 - 1000

Starting at: $4.76

Aji Panca Chile

Aji Panca Chile

SHU: 500 - 1500

Starting at: $7.18

Hatch New Mexico Red Chiles

Hatch New Mexico Red Chiles

SHU: 800 - 1400

Starting at: $3.47

Organic Anaheim Chiles

Organic Anaheim Chiles

SHU: 900 - 1200

Starting at: $7.66

Pasilla Negro Chiles

Pasilla Negro Chiles

SHU: 1000 - 2000

Starting at: $3.90

Mulato Chiles

Mulato Chiles

SHU: 1000 - 2000

Starting at: $4.74

Cascabel Chiles

Cascabel Chiles

SHU: 1000 - 2500

Starting at: $8.99

Organic New Mexico Chiles

Organic New Mexico Chiles

SHU: 1000 - 2500

Starting at: $7.66

Medium


Guajillo Chile

Guajillo Chile

SHU: 2500 - 5000

Starting at: $3.47

Ancho Chiles

Ancho Chiles

SHU: 4000 - 9000

Starting at: $4.14

Pasilla de Oaxaca Chiles

Pasilla de Oaxaca Chiles

SHU: 4000 - 10000

Starting at: $12.67

Chipotle Meco Chiles

Chipotle Meco Chiles

SHU: 5000 - 10000

Starting at: $4.78

Chipotle Morita Chiles

Chipotle Morita Chiles

SHU: 5000 - 10000

Starting at: $3.48

Puya Chiles

Puya Chiles

SHU: 5000 - 10000

Starting at: $5.14

Costeno Rojo Chiles

Costeno Rojo Chiles

SHU: 5000 - 15000

Starting at: $6.98

Smoked Red Serrano Chiles

Smoked Red Serrano Chiles

SHU: 8000 - 18000

Starting at: $4.77

Hot


Japones Chiles

Japones Chiles

SHU: 15000 - 30000

Starting at: $4.61

De Arbol Chiles

De Arbol Chiles

SHU: 15000 - 30000

Starting at: $4.84

Organic Chipotle Morita Chiles

Organic Chipotle Morita Chiles

SHU: 15000 - 35000

Starting at: $7.44

Aji Amarillo Chiles

Aji Amarillo Chiles

SHU: 30000 - 50000

Starting at: $5.27

Pequin Chiles

Pequin Chiles

SHU: 40000 - 58000

Starting at: $14.44

Tien Tsin Chiles

Tien Tsin Chiles

SHU: 50000 - 70000

Starting at: $4.13

Wiri Wiri Chiles

Wiri Wiri Chiles

SHU: 60000 - 80000

Starting at: $19.56

Crazy Hot


Thai Bird Chiles

Thai Bird Chiles

SHU: 70000 - 130000

Starting at: $6.49

Dried Birdseye Chiles

Dried Birdseye Chiles

SHU: 100000 - 225000

Starting at: $9.44

Chiltepin Chiles

Chiltepin Chiles

SHU: 100000 - 250000

Starting at: $44.55

Dried Habanero Chiles

Dried Habanero Chiles

SHU: 150000 - 325000

Starting at: $10.73

Scorpion Chiles

Scorpion Chiles

SHU: 500000 - 1400000

Starting at: $39.22

Ghost Chile

Ghost Chile

SHU: 1000000 - 9999999

Starting at: $15.61

Chile Powder

Mild


California Sweet Paprika

California Sweet Paprika

SHU: 100 - 250

Starting at: $4.74

Smoked Sweet Paprika

Smoked Sweet Paprika

SHU: 100 - 250

Starting at: $4.49

Hungarian Sweet Paprika

Hungarian Sweet Paprika

SHU: 250 - 500

Starting at: $7.36

La Vera Smoked Hot Paprika

La Vera Smoked Hot Paprika

SHU: 500 - 1000

Starting at: $7.50

Organic Anaheim Chile Powder

Organic Anaheim Chile Powder

SHU: 500 - 1000

Starting at: $6.20

Hatch New Mexico Red Chile Powder

Hatch New Mexico Red Chile Powder

SHU: 800 - 1400

Starting at: $6.79

Pasilla Negro Chile Powder

Pasilla Negro Chile Powder

SHU: 1000 - 2000

Starting at: $7.56

Organic Pasilla Negro Chile Powder

Organic Pasilla Negro Chile Powder

SHU: 1000 - 2000

Starting at: $8.66

Kashmiri Chile Powder

Kashmiri Chile Powder

SHU: 1000 - 2000

Starting at: $6.10

Dried Poblano Powder

Dried Poblano Powder

SHU: 1500 - 3000

Starting at: $4.83

Medium


Guajillo Chile Powder

Guajillo Chile Powder

SHU: 2500 - 5000

Starting at: $5.11

Organic Green Jalapeno Chile Powder

Organic Green Jalapeno Chile Powder

SHU: 2500 - 8000

Starting at: $8.41

Hatch New Mexico Green Chile Powder

Hatch New Mexico Green Chile Powder

SHU: 3000 - 5000

Starting at: $8.20

Green Jalapeno Powder

Green Jalapeno Powder

SHU: 3000 - 8000

Starting at: $6.56

Ancho Chile Powder

Ancho Chile Powder

SHU: 4000 - 9000

Starting at: $5.44

Organic Ancho Chile Powder

Organic Ancho Chile Powder

SHU: 4000 - 9000

Starting at: $9.69

Sandia Chile Powder

Sandia Chile Powder

SHU: 5000 - 7000

Starting at: $5.38

Green Serrano Chile Powder

Green Serrano Chile Powder

SHU: 8000 - 18000

Starting at: $8.06

Smoked Red Serrano Chile Powder

Smoked Red Serrano Chile Powder

SHU: 8000 - 18000

Starting at: $10.73

Chipotle Meco Chile Powder

Chipotle Meco Chile Powder

SHU: 10000 - 25000

Starting at: $6.92

Red Jalapeno Powder

Red Jalapeno Powder

SHU: 12000 - 30000

Starting at: $6.63

Hot


De Arbol Chile Powder

De Arbol Chile Powder

SHU: 15000 - 30000

Starting at: $4.74

Organic Chipotle Morita Chile Powder

Organic Chipotle Morita Chile Powder

SHU: 15000 - 35000

Starting at: $9.94

Chipotle Morita Chile Powder

Chipotle Morita Chile Powder

SHU: 16000 - 26000

Starting at: $5.82

Granulated Calabrian Chiles

Granulated Calabrian Chiles

SHU: 20000 - 40000

Starting at: $18.19

Cayenne Chile Powder (30,000 SHU)

Cayenne Chile Powder (30,000 SHU)

SHU: 30000 - 40000

Starting at: $3.85

Aji Amarillo Chile Powder

Aji Amarillo Chile Powder

SHU: 30000 - 50000

Starting at: $8.01

New Mexico Lumbre Chile Powder

New Mexico Lumbre Chile Powder

SHU: 35000

Starting at: $6.53

Crazy Hot


Thai Bird Chile Powder

Thai Bird Chile Powder

SHU: 70000 - 120000

Starting at: $9.40

Extra Hot Ground Red Chile Powder

Extra Hot Ground Red Chile Powder

SHU: 80000 - 90000

Starting at: $4.19

Birdseye Chile Powder

Birdseye Chile Powder

SHU: 100000 - 225000

Starting at: $10.86

Habanero Chile Powder

Habanero Chile Powder

SHU: 150000 - 325000

Starting at: $10.65

Organic Habanero Chile Powder

Organic Habanero Chile Powder

SHU: 150000 - 325000

Starting at: $16.30

Ghost Chile Powder

Ghost Chile Powder

SHU: 1000000 - 9999999

Starting at: $22.90

Chile Flakes

Mild


Diced Green Bell Peppers

Diced Green Bell Peppers

SHU: 0

Starting at: $4.30

Diced Red Bell Peppers

Diced Red Bell Peppers

SHU: 0

Starting at: $4.36

Hatch New Mexico Red Chile Flakes

Hatch New Mexico Red Chile Flakes

SHU: 500 - 3500

Starting at: $5.63

Korean Chili Flakes

Korean Chili Flakes

SHU: 1000 - 2500

Starting at: $5.38

Crushed Maras Chiles

Crushed Maras Chiles

SHU: 1000 - 2500

Starting at: $6.74

Granulated Goat's Horn Chile

Granulated Goat's Horn Chile

SHU: 2000

Starting at: $10.56

Medium


Guajillo Chile Flakes

Guajillo Chile Flakes

SHU: 2500 - 5000

Starting at: $7.18

Chile Threads

Chile Threads

SHU: 2500 - 5000

Starting at: $10.54

Crushed Aleppo Chile Pepper

Crushed Aleppo Chile Pepper

SHU: 2500 - 5000

Starting at: $5.14

Jalapeno Flakes

Jalapeno Flakes

SHU: 2500 - 8000

Starting at: $4.28

Hatch New Mexico Green Chile Flakes

Hatch New Mexico Green Chile Flakes

SHU: 3000 - 5000

Starting at: $5.52

Chipotle Morita Flakes

Chipotle Morita Flakes

SHU: 5000 - 10000

Starting at: $6.50

Urfa Biber

Urfa Biber

SHU: 6000 - 8000

Starting at: $5.96

Hot


Crushed Red Pepper Flakes

Crushed Red Pepper Flakes

SHU: 30000 - 35000

Starting at: $3.80

Organic Crushed Red Pepper Flakes

Organic Crushed Red Pepper Flakes

SHU: 30000 - 35000

Starting at: $3.87

Crazy Hot


Scotch Bonnet Chile Flakes

Scotch Bonnet Chile Flakes

SHU: 100000 - 300000

Starting at: $10.85

Crushed Habanero Chiles

Crushed Habanero Chiles

SHU: 150000 - 325000

Starting at: $10.40

Carolina Reaper Chile Flakes

Carolina Reaper Chile Flakes

SHU: 1400000 - 2000000

Starting at: $61.50

Chiles by Flavor Profile

  • African Birdseye - Clean spiciness.
  • Aji Amarillo - Raisiny aroma and offers a lot of fruitiness for its heat. The fruity flavor has hints of mango and passion fruit.
  • Aji Panca - Light and fresh.
  • Aleppo - The flavor is complex, fruity and raisin-like with an undertone of earthy cumin and just a hint of salty vinegar.
  • Anaheim - Pungent and slightly sweet.
  • Ancho - A mild fruity flavor with undertones of plum, raisin, tobacco and a slightly earthy bitterness.
  • Carolina Reaper - Burn your face off heat.
  • Cascabel - A mild fruitiness with undertones of plum, raisin, tobacco and a slight earthy biterness.
  • Cayenne - A sharp heat.
  • Chilaca - A rich flavor that is tangy, pungent with undertones of chocolate and raisins.
  • Chiltepin - A smoky bite with an upfront heat that dissipates quickly.
  • Chipotle "Meco" - Smoky with a slightly spicy, grassy fruitiness.
  • Chipotle "Morita" - Smoky with a somewhat sweet, chocolatey aroma and flavor.
  • Costeno Rojo - A nutty complexity with fruity notes, green, soapy undertones and an intense, lingering heat.
  • De Arbol - A grassy flavor with a hint of nuttiness and a searing, acidic heat.
  • Domestic Paprika - Slightly sweet with an almost fresh, green quality to it.
  • Ghost Chiles - SO MUCH HEAT.
  • Guajillo - Slightly hot, but not overpowering with a simple dried chile flavor and a hint of smoky tartness.
  • Habanero - Tropical fruit flavors of coconut and papaya, with berry undertones and an acidic and intense fiery heat.
  • Hatch - Varies by variety. Can range from rich, savory and intense to earthy and sweet with undertones of cherries to extra hot.
  • Hungarian Paprika - A mild heat.
  • Jalapeno - Has an earthy and grassy flavor with a sharp heat. Less common red jalapenos also have a hint of sweetness.
  • Japones - A very clean and biting taste.
  • Kashmiri - Moderately spicy.
  • Korean Chili - Smoky and somewhat sweet with a small amount of heat.
  • Maras - The taste is slightly acidic with hints of deep earthy flavors and an aroma of dried fruit.
  • Mulato - A sweet flavor with hints of smoky chocolate, licorice, cherries and coffee.
  • New Mexico - Includes varieties such as Hatch, Lumbre, Big Jim and others. Flavors and heat level can be drastically different between these chiles.
  • Nora - Sweet and earthy.
  • Pasado - Taste like roasted green chiles.
  • Pasilla de Oaxaca - A sharp, smoky flavor with hints of tobacco and a biting heat that lingers.
  • Pasilla Negro - Pungent and tangy with chocolate and raisin notes, a rich flavor and woodsy undertones.
  • Pepperoncino - Spicy with fruity undertones.
  • Pequin - An earthy flavor with hints of roasted peanuts.
  • Poblano - A mild flavor that brings to mind a spicy bell pepper.
  • Puya - A light and fruity flavor profile with licorice and cherry undertones.
  • Red Pepper Flakes - Sharp, biting flavor.
  • Sandia - A milf fruity sweetness that brings to mind the Anaheim chile.
  • Scotch Bonnet - A sweeter of the hot chiles with a flavor profile that is reminiscent of tomatoes with hints of apple and cherry.
  • Serrano - A crisp, smoky, fruity flavor with citrus undertones and a heat that lingers.
  • Smoked Paprika - Rich in flavor and complexity with deep smoky undertones.
  • Thai - Slightly fruity with a strong spiciness.
  • Thai Bird - A clean spiciness.
  • Tien Tsin - Musty and pungent.
  • Urfa Biber - Has a smoky, earthy edge with undertones of coffee, chocolate, tobacco and raisins.
  • Wiri Wiri - A subtle yet rich fruitiness with hints of chai and teryaki.

All Chiles

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