Deep winter has settled over the Upper Midwest, where I live, and I write this sentence on one of our warmer days: 17 degrees Fahrenheit. Cold weather is yet another excuse to eat spicy foods, and in the last month, Trader Joe’s has aided and abetted.
Trader Joe’s has long been pushing the American palate toward nonmainstream flavors. One area they’ve done this is in hot sauces. It’s a heck of a deal for less than $4: They last for months, and I get to use them on everything from scrambled eggs to rotisserie chicken.
Imagine my delight when I discovered these new (at least to me) jarred hot sauces on a recent TJ’s outing. I’ve spent the last few weeks with them, and I've found them incredibly versatile, delicious, and convenient. Knowing Trader Joe’s frequently takes products off shelves, I’m inclined to go out and buy a few more jars before they disappear forever. I suggest you do, too.