I tried it on toast, on a biscuit, and then a spoonful all by itself. I do not recommend a spoonful all by itself.
This stuff is really hot, I think it has to do with the pepper seeds in the jam. The sweet flavor is good, but it is over powered by the hot flavor. It is far better on a biscuit than on bread or alone. Trader Joe suggests eating with brie or cream cheese. I tried it with cream cheese on a wheat cracker. The cheese helped tone it down a bit, but it was still really hot and spicy.
Here are the details:
⦁ Ingredients are: cane sugar, apple cider vinegar, water, dried garlic, crushed red pepper, pectin, and salt.
⦁ Made for Trader Joe's by a small, family-owned company and sold exclusively at Trader Joe's
⦁ Trader Joe's sells a 13 oz jar for $2.99
⦁ A serving of 2 Tbsp has 100 calories with 5 fat calories
This is really good jam regardless of the heat of the peppers. However, unless you like really, really hot and spicy foods, you should steer clear of this one. Also, if your stomach is sensitive to hot and spicy foods, then this is not for you. I want to stress that this stuff is hot and spicy.
I like hot and spicy, so I will enjoy it again in the future, but it is not something I will eat everyday. With the first bite, I said to myself - Whoa, I can't eat this, it's way too hot...but then it grew on me and I started wanting it. (Just keep a glass of milk handy to cool down your mouth....😊).
Can you eat hot and spicy foods? Have you found as you get older, your stomach tolerates less and less spicy and hot foods? Have you ever eaten anything so hot and so spicy your mouth literally burned?