Chile mulato

Similar to the ancho chili (a dried poblano chili), chili mulato, is part of the holy trinity of chillies (the other two being anchos and pasillas.

The mulato's colour while growing is dark green, maturing to red or brown. The dried mulato is flat and wrinkled, and always brownish-black in colour. The average length of the mulato is ten centimeters, and it is typically five centimeters wide. Its shape is wide at the top, tapering to a blunt point.

The mulato has been described as tasting somewhat like chocolate or licorice, with undertones of cherry and tobacco.

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UK suppliers

A good specialist dried chili supplier in the UK is The Cool Chile co

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