Our summery, spicy Silk Chili Flakes come from Kahramanmaras, Turkey. Use in any recipe calling for marash pepper or Aleppo pepper — this will become your new favorite chili flake.
Silk Chili is botanically identical to the Aleppo pepper, which has been cultivated in Syria for centuries. Due to the ongoing violence of the Syrian civil war, true Aleppo chili is unfortunately no longer available for import.
Our Silk Chili Flakes are naturally preserved with a little bit of salt and sunflower seed oil to keep them fresh and flavorful.
They have a warm, tomato-like flavor and a medium heat, similar to Espelette and Korean chilis. Use in any dish in need of a little excitement, from scrambled eggs to burgers to brownies. Perfect for cooking or finishing.
- Heat level: 5,000-10,000 Scoville units
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These chilis undergo a traditional drying and grinding process that results in a chili flake with a very smooth, slippery texture. Historically, the chilis were ground using silk ropes, and although more modern grinding machines are used today, the tradition is commemorated in the name Silk Chili.
Meet the Farmer: Hilmi Bey got into the pepper business 40 years ago when he was working as a cook and couldn't find good peppers. He and his brother bought a few sacks from farmers they knew around their native Maras, carried them 18 hours on a train to Istanbul, and walked the streets of the city shouting that they had peppers to sell. From that original entrepreneurial instinct, Hilmi has built a pepper business that he's now turning over to his son (pictured on the right).
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Silk Chili fkakes
I love all your products. Even though I am in Canada and thus have to order a lot of product to get free ship - it is worth the effort every time. Never before have I bought spices that were this fresh and when compared to your average store bought chili flakes it’s just shocking how bad the store bought stuff is. I will never go back to “ordinary” spices again
Love all the spices and herbs!
I am so happy I found Burlap & Barrel! The quality is top notch and the taste of the spices are amazing... huge difference from store bought spices and herbs. I have referred the company to my daughter who is now a loyal customer along with a few co-workers!
An amazing spice!
My go to spice when I need to enrich the ingredients.
Fantastic Chili Flakes
Great flavor with just enough heat!! Excellent product Great with eggs!!