"Chile" and "chili" powders are often used interchangeably but the subtlety of the last vowel shouldn't be overlooked. So, what's the difference between Chile and Chili Powders? Chile Powders typically refers to the pure ground chile pods while Chili Powders are a blend of ground chile pods and accompanying spices to season its namesake dish. For example, our Arbol Chile Powder is purely ground De Arbol Chiles. Whilst our Chili Powder San Antonio is a blend of ground chile pepper, salt, cumin, and garlic. Shop the collection and taste the difference for yourself!