Have you been recommended Cholula, or noticed it when shopping in the condiments aisle at the grocery store. Perhaps you got a glimpse of its unique wooden cap lid? Either way, here is all you want to know about this particular sauce.
So, what is Cholula sauce? Cholula is a brand of Mexican hot sauce, although it is not considered to be particularly spicy compared to other hot sauce products. The recipe is based on chilis, although there are six different variations that include different ingredients and introduce new flavors.
This really is a Mexican sauce.
Not only was it invented there; the production of this popular store remains to this day.
And it’s a family recipe that has been passed down the generations.
Nevertheless, the brand continues to expand into new products, as we shall soon see in the following sections!
- 1 The Different Varieties of Cholula Hot Sauce
- 2 What Is Cholula Sauce Made Of?
- 3 What To Eat Cholula Sauce With
- 4 How Spicy Is Cholula?
- 5 Where Can You Buy Cholula?
- 6 Finally
The Different Varieties of Cholula Hot Sauce
There are currently six different products in the Cholula product line: Original, Green Pepper, Habanero, Chipotle, Chili Lime, and Chili Garlic.
All of which are based on the original recipe with either the inclusion of additional peppers or different spices and flavorings. As we shall now see below.
What Is Cholula Sauce Made Of?
Cholula sauce is made from a blend of native Arbol and Pequin peppers and a variety of regional spices. Although each variation of the sauce contains different ingredients.
The exact ingredients vary by product, as we shall now see below:
Cholula Original Hot Sauce
Cholula Green Pepper Hot Sauce
Cholula Sweet Habanero Hot Sauce
Cholula Chipotle Hot Sauce
Cholula Chile Lime Hot Sauce
Cholula Chili Garlic Hot Sauce
What To Eat Cholula Sauce With
Cholula sauce is incredibly versatile, and like many hot sauces goes with a range of different foods and dishes.
Although here are the recommendations from Cholula themselves, against each product:
- Original sauce: With chicken or on biggers/pizza.
- Green pepper: Drizzled over salads, in dips or as a marinade.
- Sweet Habanero: With chicken wings, on avocado toast, or in a signature cocktail.
- Chipotle: Paired with pork, chicken or drizzled over vegetables.
- Chili Lime: With seafood, breakfast or even fruit.
- Chili Garlic: On pasta, in soups or even drizzled over popcorn.
So as you can see, a lot of different types of foods across the course of the entire day!
How Spicy Is Cholula?
On the whole, Cholula is not considered to be a particularly spicy hot sauce; the original recipe measures around 1,000-2000 units on the Scoville scale.
That being said, the spiciness varies in between the product, as we shall see from the below scale I put together:
Generally, Cholula is a sweet, complex flavored hot sauce.
Where Can You Buy Cholula?
Cholula is available in most grocery stores in the United States and various supermarkets worldwide. It is also commonly served in many restaurants, particularly Mexican restaurants, and is available for purchase online.
Cholula is one of the most recognized brands of hot sauce.
And while the original is absolutely the brand signature sauce, the variations have provides a nice change on the traditional family recipe.
So do give them a try; particularly if you like hot sauce.
Just make sure you know how to open a bottle first!
Hi there. I’m Jeremy – a passionate food technologist with several decades in the food industry. With a love for sauces, food, and nutrition, I decided to create WeWantTheSauce. Here I share my experience, knowledge, and recommendations; from ingredients and recipes to storage all the way through to nutrition for every sauce imaginable.