Cobanero Chili Flakes

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Our Cobanero Chili is a rare Maya variety of chili pepper with a fierce, smoky heat and a lush, fruity aroma. It's perfect for anyone who appreciates true chili flavor. It's grown in the mountains around the city of Cobán, Guatemala. The flavor is fruity like a peach, sweet, slightly smoky, and brightly spicy. They're spicier than serrano peppers and in the same range as cayenne.

What they're saying:

“I love Burlap & Barrel’s lightly smoky Cobanero Chili Flakes for pretty much everything when I want to feel warm.” -Katie Okamoto, New York Times

"The burnished red flakes can be used in a wide range of dishes; they add a bright fruitiness and tantalizing spiciness unlike the straightforward, one-dimensional heat of standard crushed red pepper." -Kate Krader, Bloomberg

“These fruity, smoky Guatemalan peppers are my No. 1 favorite chile flakes. I keep a jar of infused olive oil at the ready to brush on focaccia, or drizzle over anything else.” -Zoë Kanan, Pastry Chef and Eater Young Gun

  • Origin: Coban, Guatemala
  • Aliases: Chile Cobanero
  • Heat level: 30,000-50,000 Scoville units
  • Process: Air-dried
  • Ingredients: Cobanero chili pepper (Capsicum annuum)
  • Tasting notes: Papaya • Roasted Corn • Fire

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This is a really, really special chili varietal called a Cobanero Chili, only cultivated in the area around the city of Cobán in Alta Verapaz, Guatemala. We were looking for farmers who grew this chili, which is one of the oldest domesticated chili varietals, and asked Don Amilcar (who also grows our cardamom and black lime) if he knew anyone. He did us one better and started growing them himself.

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02/15/2021
Anonymous
United States United States

In love

If I could make the spices my valentine I would. The freshness and flavor in each spice has elevated our dishes!

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02/06/2021
Lucia B.
United States United States

My favorite

This is my top! A must to have in your home. I put it on everything that needs a kick!

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05/20/2020
warren p.
United States United States

Cobanero Chili Flakes

We eat a KETO food lifestyle. We make our own KETO beef chili- we add the cobanero chili flakes to add “heat and spice” to it with great results- the seasoning is fresh with no metallic tastes as other chili spices bring. The spice mixes well into the dish and provides even heat. We love all the spices we have purchased from B&B- we just ordered 6 more!

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04/22/2022
Anonymous
United States

Favorite Chili Spice

Love the quality and flavor! Makes everything taste better!!

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03/29/2022
Anonymous
United States United States

Zesty

Adds a lot of flavor without heat. Goes well with pretty much anything.

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03/25/2022
Promita R.
United States United States

Great flavor booster

Adds flavor to any dish from potatoes to eggs to meat/fish. Delicious, low medium heat. Ordered 2 small bottles and now going for the big one :)

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02/16/2022
Anonymous
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Yum

Very good, as all of their spices are.

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02/04/2022
Anonymous
United States United States

Delicious

Just the right amount of heat (you can feel it!) that does not steal the flavor away. Cobanero has become my go-to chile when I need a touch of heat.

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