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Smoked Paprika

We tasted seven products, rating them on their flavor, level of smokiness, and overall appeal.

What We Learned

Smoked paprika is a specialty of Spain, where ripe red chile peppers are dried slowly, according to tradition, over smoldering oak fires for upwards of two weeks to give them a smoky taste and aroma before they’re ground into a fine brilliant-red powder. The smoking is what sets this paprika apart; peppers for regular paprika are air-dried in the sun or by machine. We use smoked pap...