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Pickled jalapenos?

fldhkybnva Dec 5, 2012 12:28 PM

I picked up a jar of jalapenos this week and was not paying too much attention. When I got home and topped my salad, I was stunned by a very different jalapeno flavor than I'm used to. A quick read of the jar and I realize that they are "pickled jalapenos." Dumb question - but are there different types of jalapenos sold in the jar? I'm referring to the general TexMex brands - Tostitos, Chi Chi's, etc.

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    foodieop RE: fldhkybnva Dec 5, 2012 12:36 PM

    I was under the impression that all jarred jalapenos were pickled.

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      fldhkybnva RE: foodieop Dec 5, 2012 12:55 PM

      I guess these were just a bit more pickled than I am used to. I usually get the Ortega brand but these were Old El Paso. I found it strange as well as I've never noticed any brand of jalapenos were any different from the others.

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      FrankJBN RE: fldhkybnva Dec 5, 2012 12:54 PM

      I also think all jarred jalapenos are 'pickled'.

      1. C. Hamster RE: fldhkybnva Dec 5, 2012 01:00 PM

        All jarred jalapenos that Ive seen are pickled.

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          inexorablyfabulous RE: fldhkybnva Dec 5, 2012 01:07 PM

          It sounds like you got an "off" jar Or maybe you just need to stay away from that brand.

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            fldhkybnva RE: inexorablyfabulous Dec 5, 2012 01:10 PM

            Yup, just wanted to check. Thanks.

          2. luckyfatima RE: fldhkybnva Dec 6, 2012 08:30 AM

            I think all are pickled and the differences would just be sliced or whole, with other seasonings and veg (like carrots and onions) or alone. I prefer La CosteƱa brand myself.

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              fldhkybnva RE: luckyfatima Dec 6, 2012 08:44 AM

              Ok thanks, I guess I'll be back to Ortega since its never let me down

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              aynrandgirl RE: fldhkybnva Dec 7, 2012 05:15 PM

              Could be they're using the lame "no heat" jalapenos. What brands bring the heat?

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                fldhkybnva RE: aynrandgirl Dec 7, 2012 09:39 PM

                I think in fact I usually go with Harris Teeter store brand jalepnos according to my fridge remnants. Tonight, I grabbed the Ortega jalapenos and yes, they bring the heat.

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