Roland® Chipotle Peppers in Adobo Sauce. Chipotle is a vine ripened red jalapeno pepper that has been smoked and completely dried. They have a pleasant smoked aroma and delicious smoked flavor. This item comes canned in adobo sauce. It has a wrinkled, dark brown skin and a smoky-sweet almost chocolaty flavor. Chipotles have been a favorite in Mexican cuisine for hundrerds of years and are generally added to stews and sauces. Kosher K Ingredients: Chipotle Peppers, Tomato Paste, Water, Vinegar, Onions, Sugar, Salt, Garlic and Spices. Nutritional Information: Serving Size 2 Tbsp. (31g), Servings per container about 6, Calories 30, Calories from Fat 5, Total Fat 1g, Saturated Fat 0g, Trans Fat 0g, Cholesterol 0mg, Sodium 260mg, Total Carb. 5g, Fiber 1g, Sugars 2g, Protein 1g.
- Product of Mexico
- Pleasant smoked aroma and delicious smoked flavor
- Add to stews and sauces
Roland Chipotle Peppers in Adobo Sauce have a strange and unpleasant, vaguely chemical taste that is hard to describe, slightly metallic, perhaps an artificial smoke flavor or dried spices. Roland doesn’t generally manufacture their own products but private-labels those from other manufacturers and I have to wonder who cans these.
Other brands that I have tried like San Marcos and Casa Fiesta are much better and cleaner tasting. My advice is to buy one of those brands or at least try one can before committing to a case of these if you haven’t tasted them.
Besides this fatal flavor flaw they are pretty much the same as any other chipotle in adobo, nice whole peppers swimming in sauce, smoky and addictive to people who like to eat hot peppers. They will squirt when you bite them so I usually cut them in half in the kitchen.
Bottom line, I have been using them in recipes where they lend heat and the flavor will be buried but I can’t eat them with chips or use them as a sauce on top of anything because of the flavor and I won’t be ordering them again.