From Mexico. Do not confuse with hotter puya chiles. These slender, slightly curved chilis oddly combine a light licorice and cherry flavor together with a dry, dusty pungency. It works with a little kick. They look like small guajillo chiles and are often used as substitutes for a little more heat. Dry roast them before rehydrating for even more intense flavor. You’ll find them adding delightfully spicy goodness to burritos, chutneys, salsas, cooked vegetables and poultry. Spice it up!
3,000 to 6,000 Scoville heat units. Looking for something different? Check out all our chiles ranked by spiciness on our Don Juan Chiles Scoville Heat Scale.