So I got the
Trader Joe’s Smoked Ghost Pepper Chili Flakes Grinder from Amazon to sprinkle on pizza, chicken and where else I wanted some spice and heat. I’m a die-hard pepperhead and have been eating hot stuff since I was a kid. When I was 10 years old, my cousin (R.I.P.) turned me on to jalapenos and I got hooked.
We were at Holly Farms Chicken and he asked me if I ever tried jalapeno peppers. Now up to that point, the hottest I had was Louisiana hot sauce. In the South, we put hot sauce on everything. He bought 2 and gave me one. Wow, the flavor was so intense and I loved the burn. I actually started buying them over candy when I had some spare change.
I’ve eaten other ghost pepper seasoning products, but this one is way better than the others. This product also makes a great gift for those who can’t get enough heat.
I’ve graduated from jalapenos to ghost pepper products. My favorite being
Dave’s Ghost Pepper Sauce.
The Trader Joe's Smoked Ghost Pepper Chili Flakes Grinder is filled with whole ghost pepper chili's and is very convenient for those who want to grind or shake some ghost pepper flakes on their food. The chilies are very spicy and are somewhere around 350,000 scoville units. The peppers have a nice dominating smoky flavor that complements many foods very well. I find that it blends nicely with tomato-based sauces and pizza. You can sprinkle these ghost pepper flakes on just about anything your heart desires.
I love the fact that you can sprinkle a little or grind a lot. The grinder works very well and dispenses the right size peppers. The most stand out qualities of the product is the pronounced smoked flavor that exudes from these ghost peppers. It's a very distinct taste that tastes like no other. The heat is not overwhelming, but it's there. It only takes a small amount to wake up your taste buds. I also like the fact that a little goes a long way. A single grinder will last you for quite some time.
I really don't have any complaints about the product. It delivered heat, flavor, and convenience. If I had to complain about one thing, it's that the smoked ghost pepper grinder from Trader Joe's isn't always available. I'm not sure if they can't keep up with demand because it's just that good.