Trader Joe's carries pretty much all of the food and snacks we find ourselves daydreaming about in between meals, including an impressive selection of spicy foods
for all the pepper fiends out there. Set your mouth on fire by checking out our fave 13 *extra hot* products.
Trader Joe's Hot and Sweet Pepper Jelly ($2):
This isn't your average jelly. Peppery and sweet, it works as a glaze for grilled meats, topping for cream cheese, as an addition to your next mezze platter, or as a traditional jelly slathered on a piece of buttered toast.
Trader Joe's Giardiniera ($2):
Add mild heat to pasta salad and sandwiches with a jar of giardiniera, AKA spicy pickled veg.
Trader Joe's Spicy Cheese Crunchies ($2):
The Flamin' Hot Cheetos knock-off make us feel classy. Wash them down with a bottle of Two Buck Chuck, and you have the makings of an epic party for one.
Trader Joe's Zhoug Sauce ($3):
Some products claim to be spicy and end up disappointing. This is *not* one of them. Fragrant with cilantro, cumin, and coriander, every drop of this blazing zhoug is infused with jalapeño and dried chile flakes. Serve swirled into plain yogurt if you want to tame the heat.
Trader Joe's Sriracha Shrimp Bowl ($4):
This single-serve meal is a nutritious and flavorful staple round these parts. Just pop it in the microwave, and get ready to feast in just a few minutes.
Trader Joe's Yuzu Hot Sauce ($5):
Certain hot sauces bring heat without flavor, but not this bottle. Yuzu, a citrus from Japan that's a little like a cross between grapefruit and lime, provides a zesty background for the heat. It pairs well with rich, sweet, and salty foods.
Uncured Pork and Beef Hot Link Sausages ($5):
Roast a pack of these sausages with veggies to make a flavorful sheet-pan meal that's ideal for weeknights. You could also grill them up and serve in pretzel rolls with plenty of hot mustard.
Trader Joe's Organic Pepper Jack Cheese ($8):
There's something irresistible about the combination of creamy, melty jack cheese and the slight burn of jalapeño peppers. Add to your next cracker plate, or grate over a tray of nachos.
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(Photos via Trader Joe’s and Justina Huddleston / Brit + Co)