Cascabel Chile Pods

1 lb bag $31.00
5 lb bag $155.00
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Cascabel Chile Pods

Cascabel Chile Pods look like dark reddish-brown cherries. But don’t let their looks fool you. They are larger than cherries at about 1/2 inch in diameter. These dried chile pods have a shiny, smooth, thick skin and a bit of heat to them. Instead of a fruity sweet flavor, they have an earthy, woodsy flavor with smokey undertones and nutty notes. The dried version of this chile doesn’t wrinkle the way other chiles do when dried.

The Cascabel chile pepper gets it’s namesake from the famous rattle sound coming from inside the pod. The word Cascabel means “little bell” or ‘Rattle’ in Spanish. The seeds of this chile separate from the pod and rattle around the inside. This chile pepper has a few different monikers including “chile bola which means ball chili in Spanish and “rattle chile” for the rattle sound when you shake them.

This chile is a 4 on the heat scale with Scoville units hanging between 1,000 – 2,500. Their spice is about as hot as an ancho chile pod that hits about 2,000 Scoville Heat Units (SHU) but not nearly as hot as a Habanero Chile Pod which can hit the 200,000 to 350,000 SHU mark. They are also equal in heat to average jalapeno.

Most dried peppers in Mexico take on a different name after they’ve dried, but Cascabel has the same name in its fresh and dried form. Dried chiles have a longer shelf life than fresh making them a versatile and long-lasting addition to your kitchen pantry.

These Mexican chiles taste greatly roasted and then ground into chile flakes, paste, or powder. They rehydrate quickly for pairing with sauces, tacos, enchiladas, stews, and soups.


At Mount Hope Wholesale we have multiple bulk sizes. For a different variety of chile try Chipotle Chile Pods.

Ingredients: Cascabel Chiles