Ancho Chillies Ground

£ 3.50


Gluten free

Vegan and Vegetarian Friendly

100% natural

Hand packed in UK

Ancho chillies, or Poblano chillies, originate from Mexico. Each dried, brick red chilli is 4–5 inches long and 3 inches wide then ground into a fine powder.

The chillies are sweet, smoky and fruity in flavour with notes of tobacco, liquorice and coffee. Hints of plum and raisin can also be detected within the flavour. Due to their mild taste, the chillies can add a subtle warmth to stews, meat rubs and sauces. They have a Scoville heat rating ranging from around 1,000 to 2,000 units — milder than jalapeños but hotter than bell peppers.

Ancho, Pasilla and Mulato chillies are the ‘holy trinity’ of Mexican cuisine and used to make authentic mole sauce. We also use Ancho in our fierce Chilli Powder.

The wonderfully rich flavour of this chilli irresistibly enhances the flavour of chocolate. Try adding to brownies, cakes, or hot chocolate! If you’re feeling guilty about all that chocolate, just remember that these chillies are a good source of vitamins A, C, and E, as well as potassium and dietary fibre. Because chillies contain capsaicin, they’re also great for relieving pain and boosting metabolism.


Reviews (4)

4 reviews for Ancho Chillies Ground

  1. Andy Page

    Careful…this will become a spice rack essential! Ancho is my go-to chilli powder as a base for my Mexican dishes. It has a delicious smoky, earthy flavour and a very subtle warming heat – perfect for those family dishes when not every one appreciates having their tonsils torched! It’s great in Chilli dishes (I add Chipotle etc for extra heat when required) and also works beautifully for making a rich enchilada sauce.

  2. Richard Holland (verified owner)

    very good product

  3. Janina Lloyd

    Not used this yet but bought it because of the heat level and the fact that the Mexican chilli I bought was so good.

  4. davidwoodhouse4 (verified owner)

    There is a subtle heat in these ground chilies but the main notes are smokey and sweet! Mexico in a stay-fresh bag. Very impressed. This was my second order after tentatively topping up my Indian spices on the first order. North Africa next,
    I think.

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Gluten free

Vegan and Vegetarian Friendly

100% natural

Hand packed in UK

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