The datil is a very hot pepper cultivated almost entirely within the Minorcan community residing in St. Augustine, Florida. Derived from the Spanish term for date fruit, it is believed that the pepper was first brought to the United States from the Caribbean by a colony of Minorcan settlers in the late 1700s. Ranging between 100,000 and 300,000 units on the Scoville Heat Index, it is similar in heat to the habañero but has a markedly sweeter, fruitier flavor. Typically yellow or orange and elongated in shape, the datil continues to be a proud cornerstone of Minorcan culture.
I'm a big fan of hot sauce, and Chile Town does NOT disappoint! Each variety in the lineup ranges on the scale from mild to smack-yo-mama hot and is an entirely unique flavor -- from garlic to smoky to tangy to fruity -- so if you haven't yet found one that makes your toes curl, you haven't tried enough of 'em. For the record, my faves are La Muneca, El Cantador and Bandito.
Erin - 4 May 2011
I love the Don Fuego smokey hot sauce. It has a unique smokey taste not found in any other hot sauces I've tried. Also love the La Muneca. I cant wait to try the others. Next stop...Chile Town !!!
Brett - 23 Apr 2011