The cayenne is a long, slender, hot red pepper generally measuring between 30,000 and 50,000 Scoville Heat Units. While its specific origins are unknown, it’s generally believed that the pod type first appeared in French Guiana and was named after the city of Cayenne. During the 1500s, Portugal traders introduced the cayenne to Europe, Africa, India and Asia, where it was used to aid digestion and relieve toothaches, kidney stones and scabies, among other common plights. Also known as Cow Horn Pepper, Guinea spice, aleva or bird pepper, the cayenne is characterized by a pungent odor and is typically ground into powder or flake form or freshly crushed in salsas.
What can I say? I never cared for "hot" sauce until I tried this - the mild Cantador is perfect for me! It's garlicy and I add it to practically everything. I've since moved up a notch to Muneca and love that too. The flavors are so unique! It's not just a hot sauce - it's a taste enhancer. Thank you Chile Town!!
Katie - 4 Apr 2011
I would give it more stars than 5 if I could. I pretty much put Bandito on everything that I eat! I love the heat and the flavor. Chile Town Hot Sauce is the sauce that I use most!! I love it!
Cory - 28 Mar 2011