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Pickled jalapenos?

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

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    1. re: foodieop

      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.

    2. I also think all jarred jalapenos are 'pickled'.

      1. All jarred jalapenos that Ive seen are pickled.

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

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          1. re: inexorablyfabulous

            Yup, just wanted to check. Thanks.

          2. 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 Costeña brand myself.

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            1. re: luckyfatima

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

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

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              1. re: aynrandgirl

                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.