History For three generations, Cholula Hot Sauce has been produced in Chapala, in the state of Jalisco, Mexico, This small sun-baked outpost is a one hour ride from Guadalajara and it is here that tequila was born and where a small family began making their unique hot sauce.
Cholula Hot Sauce
Cholula's Flavorful Fire finds its roots in a well-guarded family recipe that's over 100 years old. This recipe blends pequin peppers, red peppers and spices in a delicate process that produces a perfect balance between flavor and heat. The family chose the name Cholula after the 2,500 year old city in Mexico. Cholula is the oldest inhabited city in Mexico and famous for its 365 churches. The term Cholula is derived from the pre-Hispanic word "Chollollan" meaning "the place of the retreat." It was only a matter of time that Cholula became the favorite hot sauce of locals.
What was started as a small family business soon gained international acclaim. Bottles of the zesty, delicious hot sauce began popping up in restaurant kitchens and retail stores all over North America. It did not take long for chefs and consumers to discover the unique flavor that Cholula Sauce brings to every recipe. Cholula's fans are a diverse crowd, ranging from rock stars and professional basketball players to presidents and world renowned chefs (now including Jamie Oliver).
Cholula's fame has moved beyond its flavor. Over the years, Cholula's intriguing packaging and patented wooden cap has become a quality icon, a status symbol recognized by millions. Cholula developed the wooden cap and custom bottle shape to represent the care and quality tradition of Mexican artisanship. It has even inspired members of the California Carving Guild to hold annual contests where the creative woodworkers carve images into Cholula caps.
Each batch of Cholula Hot Sauce is still made with pride by the same family in Jalisco. It is the perfect complement to eggs, soups, meats, salads, drinks like Bloody Mary's, and in sauces or sandwiches and pizza. Cholula's Flavorful Fire captures the essence of "good eating" with its rich heritage, tradition and unique zesty flavor.
What is the difference between Cholula Hot Sauce and other Hot Sauces?
Flavor! Cholula Sauce perfectly balances flavor with just the right amount of heat. Were not trying to blow-up any mosquitoes! Cholulas special blend of red peppers, piquin peppers and spices is a zesty and intriguing complement to all your favorite foods or in your signature recipes. Its an enhancing experience, not a blasting experience!
How hot is Cholula?
Cholula Hot Sauce is flavor with a strong character. Capsaicin is the heat substance in a pepper. In 1912, Wilbur Scoville developed a test to measure heat in a pepper. Bell peppers range from 0-100 Scoville units, pure Capsaicin ranks at about 15,000,000. Habenaros, a very hot pepper used by some other hot sauces, ranks between 200,000-300,000 Scoville units. Pequin peppers, used in the delicate yet robust potion that is Cholula, ranks 3,600 Scoville units on the scale.
Is Cholula Hot Sauce good for my health?
Cholula Original Hot Sauce improves your looks, helps attract members of the opposite sex and you will live to be a very old person. All kidding aside, Peppers, along with garlic and onions offer many significant health benefits. Top of the list has to be their healing effect on respiratory problems. Hot peppers have always played an important role in traditional Chinese medicine. They are recognized for their ability to tackle pulmonary and respiratory illnesses. Peppers contain capsaicin which helps the lungs function more effectively. In addition, a daily intake of peppers is highly recommended for smokers and even non-smokers.
The health benefits of a daily intake of peppers are well established. Eating peppers can:
* Reduce respiratory illnesses * Help asthmatics breathe more easily * Control and often cure sinus and nasal passage problems * Reduce headaches * Provide a major source of vitamin C
And if thats not enough, capsaicin also appears to increase your metabolic rate so you can burn more calories. This is an important finding for dieters. So pour on the Cholula all over your low fat foods! Youll also benefit from the other perks: lower triglycerides and great digestion.
Ingredients: Apple Vinegar, red and pequin peppers (7%), salt, spices, edible food stabilizer (Xanthan Gum)
Cholula Hot Sauce is available in Original, Chilli Garlic and Chipotle.