Trader Joe's Shoppers Are Psyched For This Spicy Habanero Crisp

It's probably safe to say that almost anyone who has shopped at a Trader Joe's is aware of the store's cult-like following. It's so popular, one Canadian even invented Pirate Joe's. While low prices for quality items are likely one reason for the loyal following, the grocery retailer's roster of new and seasonal items is probably another draw too. The latest product to garner the public's attention was spotted on shelves and posted on Instagram by both fan accounts traderjoe'slist and traderjoe'sobsessed.

According to the posts, the budget-friendly grocer just released the Hot Hot Crispy Habanero Peppers in 4.94-ounce jars. In less than a day, traderjoe'slist's post had received more than 7,100 likes. The caption for the post read, "I am a big fan of heat and I am so excited and also a little scared to try these." The post included a second photo of the back of the jar which showed the nutritional information for the crispy peppers: the peppers are 70 calories, have 55 milligrams of sodium, two grams of carbs, and zero grams of sugar.

Here's what people are saying about Trader Joe's Hot Hot Crispy Habanero Peppers

If you love hot and spicy food, you might already be sold on this item. However, traderjoe'slist turned to followers for recommendations on how to use this new condiment. The caption asked, "Any suggestions what to put these fiery peppers on?" Commenters were quick to chime in. One said, "put on top of avocado toast, mix in rice, melba toast w/cream cheese add a bit of this on top, scrambled eggs... can't wait to try this!" Another said, "eggs. Veggies. Rice bowls. Sandwiches." Another added, "just bought these today, I'm thinking Mexican salad?!"

Other followers were very excited to try the peppers commenting, "omggggggg need asap." Another said, "I loveee spicy foods! Def gonna pick these up." A user who had already tried the peppers simply said, "it's soo good." According to the post by traderjoe'sobsessed, each jar of the peppers are marinated in olive oil and costs just $3.99. Later, the caption was updated to say, "I just tried it and it's really crispy & super super spicy!! I love it though." 

So, head to your local Trader Joe's if you think you can handle the heat.