ancho chili powder vs chili powder

Ancho Chili Powder Vs. Chili Powder: PepperScale Showdown

What’s in an extra word?

Say you have a recipe calling for ancho chili powder. Is it safe to substitute the regular chili powder, the one so prevalent in most spice racks? Are they the same thing, or at least very similar? Will the taste be different in the dish itself?

There are, in fact, some pretty distinct differences between these two chili powders which make them not optimal substitutes for each other. Let’s break things down through an ancho chili powder vs. chili powder PepperScale showdown.

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Habanero vs Jalapeno

Habanero Vs. Jalapeño: PepperScale Showdown

Here we have two of the most popular chilies on the planet. But how similar are they really? How much of a difference between the two is there in overall spiciness? Do they taste different? Are they easily findable in grocery stores?

Let’s break down some of the similarities and differences with our PepperScale Showdown. When you’re ready to learn more about these top chilies, be sure to read our full articles on them: the habanero pepper and the jalapeño pepper.

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Trinidad scorpion vs ghost pepper

Moruga Scorpion Vs. Ghost Pepper: PepperScale Showdown

Now here are two hot peppers that will send your taste buds screaming into a new zip code. Trinidad Moruga Scorpion vs. ghost pepper. Which one is hottest?  Can you buy them fresh, or are there at least spicy products out there that use these titans of the pepper scale?

Let’s stack these chili peppers side-by-side and see what we’ve got in a PepperScale Showdown. One thing is for sure, neither of these chilies are for the timid.

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Ghost Pepper Vs. Habanero

Ghost Pepper Vs. Habanero: PepperScale Showdown

Big meets bigger…

Ghost pepper vs. habanero. It’s two of the most well-known chili peppers in the world, both which pack significant to serious heat. But there’s more to buying a hot pepper than just its spiciness. There’s also the taste, how easy they are to find fresh, and how often they are found in products we buy every day.

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