Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Trader Joe’s Hot & Sweet Cherry Peppers

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!

QUESTION:
Have you tried the Hot & Sweet Cherry Peppers from Trader Joe’s?

2 comments:

  1. I just made what was being sampled at Trader Joe's...boil and drain penne pasta, stir in a block of cream cheese and add drained and chopped entire jar of Hot and Sweet Peppers. Simple and totally delicious. I used a bag of TJ's rice pasta, but I imagine any would work. It is incredibly delicious, with the hot and sweet going on and the creamy "sauce" the cream cheese makes.

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  2. Please all who love these peppers, post a request to Trader Joe's to bring back the Hot and Sweet Cherry Peppers. They stated they had discontinued due to low sales. I use them in my Olive Tapenade, in Chicken Salad, Salmon Salad, Tuna Salad, and addition to pizza, and flat bread toppings.

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