When I spotted these Hot & Sweet Cherry Peppers at Trader Joe’s I immediately had to put them into my shopping cart. I love hot peppers – crushed, pepper rings, etc. I figured these would be delicious and they reminded me of a homemade treat my mother made when I was younger.
My mother used to make homemade pickled hot and sweet pepper rings. She’d mix together hot peppers and green peppers, put them into a pickling juice (which had some sugar in it) and can them. We’d eat them with crackers, on sandwiches, in salads, etc.
I opened the jar and I can certifiably say these definitely “bring me back” to my childhood. They’re hot and sweet but deliciously decadent at the same time. The peppers are soft and they give you a hint of sweet but then a mild burn. Delicious! I’ve been enjoying them on salads, but they’d also be delicious with crackers, on sandwiches, etc.
There are 8 servings in the jar, 1 ounce being a serving size. A whole serving is 1 points plus value, whereas anything under a 1 ounce serving is 0 points plus values. What a great little hidden jewel!
Have you tried the Hot & Sweet Cherry Peppers from Trader Joe’s?