Gochugaru from Korea | Organic

Rated 4.88 out of 5 based on 8 customer ratings
(8 customer reviews)


This is a VERY rare, very high-quality certified organic gochugaru from a small island in Korea, as most is from China and is not organic. This hot (but not uber-hot) chili pepper is essential to Korean cuisine and is the chili used for making kimchi. We love using it as an alternative to standard chili flakes in any dish. This gochugaru is what you want for an authentic flavor and a truly unique culinary experience. The sun-dried chili flakes are potent and the finest example of the essential flavor of Korean cooking.

Organic Ingredient: Gochugaru

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8 reviews for Gochugaru from Korea | Organic

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    Brian Corey (verified owner)

    So much fresher than supermarket bottles. Deeper flavor, probably due to the organic farming. I could eat it every day.

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    Sarah (verified owner)

    Great gochugaru spice, a little smoky and you can tell it’s super fresh.

  3. Rated 4 out of 5

    Alice (verified owner)

    Good quality and size for making kimchi. Halmoni approved.

  4. Rated 5 out of 5

    kathy (verified owner)

    Wonderful product. I can’t get enough of this stuff. Love the tins as well.

  5. Rated 5 out of 5

    Lisa Arana (verified owner)

    This Gochugaru is super fresh with exquisite flavor. It is far better than anything I have found elsewhere. Most others that I have tried are unpleasantly hot with no special nuance or extra layer in taste. I love that Pinch supports Fair Trade and Organic practices. The farmworkers who worked so hard to produce this finest quality spice are respected and earn a fair wage that honors their dedication and care. This is the second time that I have purchased this Gochugaru in the past year. My wife loves using it to make a mild Kim Chi and I add it to our organic kuri squash soup to create a delicious and nourishing meal. We grow most of our own produce and we enjoy experimenting with this delightful spice which seems to enhance many dishes. It is my first choice when I want a bit of heat but wish to retain some sweetness and complexity of a hint of smokiness. I purchased an extra tin to share as a holiday gift with a vegan friend who loves cooking even more than I do. I know that this Gochugaru will be a special treat that he will enjoy and appreciate very much! It looks like I will probably need to backorder this spice in the future, as it is currently out of stock. It will be worth the wait and it is worth every penny as Pinch’s top quality does not disappoint!

  6. Rated 5 out of 5

    vanessa handler (verified owner)

    wonderful… fantastic for Korean dishes!!

  7. Rated 5 out of 5

    Caitlin Perry (verified owner)

    Definitely a richer flavor than any other I’ve found. I can’t wait to try to make kimchi with it when I have some fresh cabbage!

  8. Rated 5 out of 5

    Dr. J (verified owner)

    I respect my microbiome. Organic Kim chi for me is one of the greatest healing foods available Organic Gochugaru and Organic Napa Cabbage are at its core. After searching the spice world I found Pinch Spices. Pinch Spices and Organic farms markets work well together to support the making high vibratory healing foods.

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Certified Organic

Origin: Korea

Net weight in a tin: 0.8 ounces

Weight 2 oz
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