Fast Facts: Jan. 25

Arizona Daily Wildcat

  • Aztec emperor Montezuma drank 50 golden goblets of hot chocolate every day. It was thick, dyed red and flavored with chili peppers.
  • Dried and smoked jalapenos are chipotles, generally known in a class of their own.
  • The Jalapeno pepper was named after the town of Jalapa in Mexico, but it is no longer commercially grown there.
  • The Jalapeno was the first pepper to be taken into space.
  • The 57 on Heinz ketchup bottles represents the number of varieties of pickles the company once had.