Hot & Sweet Jalapeños

August 08, 2016 in Category: What's New

Most people know the famous tongue twister where Peter Piper picks a peck of pickled peppers. Well, thanks to a palatable new pepper offering, we’ve decided to reword it. “Trader Joe’s picked a peck of Hot & Sweet Jalapeños...” Sounds rather catchy, we think.

The developers of our Hot & Sweet Jalapeños originally came upon a jar of candied jalapeños in Kansas City, Missouri. The concept piqued their interest but the peppers were just a little too sweet. So, for this product they concocted the perfect balance of sweetness to complement—but not overpower—the heat of the jalapeños. And, yes, these are spicy; they’ll certainly pack the punch you’d expect from the small but mighty jalapeño.

Grown in Mexico and Canada, the sliced jalapeños are pickled in a concoction of sugar, vinegar, salt, jalapeño puree, garlic, and a whole red chili pepper. The final result? A palatable, perfectly pickled—and sweet—pepper.

Perplexed about how to put our Hot & Sweet Jalapeños to use? Pop ‘em in your mouth like candy. Top a heaping plate of nachos with several slices. Spice up a hamburger or grilled cheese. Add to guacamole. Serve with crackers and cream cheese. Place as a pickled accompaniment for charcuterie. And then, when the jalapeños are gone, use the brine for a marinade. The possibilities are plentiful!

Though we don’t sell Trader Joe’s Hot & Sweet Jalapenos by the peck (sorry, Peter), we do sell 12 ounce jars for the phenomenal price of $2.49. What a sweet deal for such a hot item. 

NOTE: Since posting, the details of this item may have changed due to fluctuating market prices, federal regulations, currency rates, drought, pestilence, bandits, rush hour traffic, filibusters, clowns, zombie apocalypse, punctilious product developers... Contact our Crew for current price and availability.


Jalapeño Peppers, Sugar, Water, Distilled White Vinegar, Salt, Jalapeño Puree (Vinegar, Sea Salt, Jalapeño), Calcium Chloride, Dehydrated Garlic, Dehydrated Chili Pepper.

Tags: Spicy, Sweet, Peppers