Comapeño Chile Powder
Comapeño Chile Powder

Comapeño Chile Powder


Comapeño chile powder comes in a 2 jar pack. This chile powder is from our 2020 harvest. 


For some people, Piment d’Ville isn’t spicy enough. If that’s you, then Comapeño is the chile you need. Comapeño chiles are rare, wild chiles from Mexico that grow in the Veracruz Mountains. We found some seeds, tried them out, and immediately learned how special this chile is. 

Comapeño is similar to Chile Tepin on the Scoville Scale at 50,000-100,000 Scoville Units. 

Its HOT. It’s citrusy and a little acidic. It’s a beautiful color. Did we say that it is HOT? Comapeño is a complex chile that has a lot of heat up front, but subsides as you continue to eat. While the heat subsides, the flavor continues to linger. Don’t be scared of this rare chile, but definitely don’t touch your eyes after using it!

Comapeño is hotter than cayenne (50-100,000 vs. 30,000-50,000 scoville units) but can be subbed in when recipes call for cayenne, though we recommend using about half the amount. What’s really important here is that this isn’t some chile that’s been sitting on the shelf for years. The strong, fresh heat in the compañeo will keep you coming back for more. 

Trying to figure out how you would use this? Check out the Comapeño Carne Adovada from our friend Emily Teel or Salsa Macha from Jenn De La Vega. 

As always, each 1.2oz jar is harvest dated so you know how fresh our product is. We recommend keeping the product out of direct sunlight and away from the heat of the oven in order for it to retain its bright red color and flavor. 

Quick Comapeño Uses: Use in guacamole or ceviche, add to chocolate cookies, add heat and acid to salsa.