Do Chocolate Habanero Peppers Really Taste Like Chocolate?

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Chocolate Habanero Pepper seed packet

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Chocolate Habanero Peppers

Do Chocolate habanero peppers really taste like chocolate? That’s the burning question (like the pun? 🙂 on our minds today. So far, MEG has featured two different varieties of habanero plants to date—red and orange. Both have their own flavor profile. We couldn’t resist when the chocolate habanero listing showed up in the seed catalog this winter. It has such an unorthodox color to it versus the fire engine red or the blaze orange sister varieties. But, does it taste like chocolate? A quick check of Wikipedia doesn’t provide any helpful insight to this question, but Wikipedia does mention the aforementioned pepper is hotter than the red or orange varieties.

The Consensus with Chocolate Habanero Peppers

According to pepper sites like Pepper Joe, Chocolate Habanero Peppers have a sweet flavor typical of other habaneros, and also have an added smoky flavor. But do they taste like chocolate? According to Hudson Valley Seed Company, the answer is—no 🙁 Cue the sad trombone.

MEG’s Edible Landscapes

MEG is continuing to add new and exciting products to the lineup every year. This year, we’re adding more half a dozen new hot pepper varieties. Those will be unveiled in the coming month. As Glen Frey would say, “The heat is on”! You’ll get that reference if your Generation X.

Besides adding awesome new pepper varieties to the lineup this year, have you checked our new CSA starting this Spring? We had requests for CSA memberships last year and thought “why not”? It’s a brilliant idea coupled with the tried and true method using grow bags. Our automated watering system is complimentary to each CSA package this year too! No more worrying about watering plants. We’re taking that chore off your plate. Check out the premium membership here and the basic membership here.

Final Thoughts

The consensus is the chocolate peppers taste sweet like their relatives and have a smoky flavor. There’s plenty of fire too with a SHU rating over 400,000. Our favorite part of habanero peppers is the presence of heat and flavor without the pain!