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Does cocoa + cinnamon = Ancho chili powder?

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Does cocoa + cinnamon = Ancho chili powder?

Thanks4Food | Jul 2, 2012 08:00 AM

I recall someone saying on a chili thread that the use of cocoa and cinnamon in chili is to sub for the flavor of ancho chilis. Wanted to confirm that. Making black bean/turkey chili for a crowd and like this particular recipe with cinnamon and cocoa added--but I've got ancho chili powder from Penzey's that never gets used so am wondering if I should use it instead. My husband and I like the cinnamon/cocoa flavor, but we're guessing most in this area will not have experienced it and might think it very odd.

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