Typically rated between 100,000 and 350,000 Scoville Heat Units, this small, plump pepper is one of the spiciest in the world. The habanero variety—commonly red or orange in color—is believed to have originated in the Yucatán Peninsula before being later transported to other parts of the world by Spaniards. Named after the Cuban city of La Habana in which it was regularly traded, the orange habanero is characterized by thin, waxy orange skin, a floral aroma, and a fruity, citrus-like flavor. A close relative of the Scotch bonnet, the two varieties share similar heat, flavor and appearance characteristics. The habanero thrives in hot climates and is especially popular in Mexico where it’s commonly used to flavor tequila or mezcal.
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
El Nino is the perfect flavor enhancer for anything! My 2 year old likes it on his chicken nuggets, but I think he like the graphic on the bottle even more-- I'm not allowed to put it anywhere out of his sight while he's eating. Can't wait for the chance to try some of the spicier varieties!
Camilla - 17 May 2011