Typically rated between 100,000 and 350,000 Scoville Heat Units, the small, plump pepper is one of the spiciest in the world. Habaneros are most commonly red or orange in color; although brown, white and pink peppers also exist. The habanero variety 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 frequently traded, the pepper is characterized by thin, waxy 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 using Don Fuego to add flavor to my ribs - the smokiness definitely kicks them up a notch. And, my whole family loves La Muñeca, even my 5 year old daughter! It has a unique flavor to it, much better than our old tabasco and Red Hot go-to's. We will definitely be trying other flavors.
Kelly - 24 Mar 2011
Chile Town has raised the bar for all chili sauce! This is because of the all natural ingredients and it isn't watered down like all the others. You can taste the rich, robust flavor of each of the peppers, no matter what flavor you like. Don Fuego is my personal favorite and I put that Sh*t on everything. The other brands just don't do it for me anymore. Thank you CT!
Justin - 20 Apr 2011