Chilhuacle negro

/cheel-WAH-kleh NEH-groh/
[Spanish] plural Chilhuacles negros

A square-shaped chilli from Oaxaca and Chiapas used, dried, in the famous black moles or those regions introducing a subtle, spicy heat. It is uncommon outside Mexico. It is quite mild and with an intense fruit and smoky flavour amd has been described as having tones of dried plum, tobacco and liquorice. Heat = 4.