Ancho Pods from Chipotle Texas serve up a mild, fruity flavor with hints of coffee, plum and licorice. Ancho is a member of the “holy trinity,” used in Mexican recipes such as mole and other sauces. It is more commonly known as poblano in its fresh state. Ancho is a mild seasoning coming in at 1,000 to 1,500 Scoville units. Dried ancho has a long shelf life when kept in an airtight container and stored in a cool, dark and dry place. Chipotle Texas Ancho is also available in granules and powder.