These Are The Best Ways To Eat Trader Joe's Hot & Sweet Pepper Jelly, According To Fans

You may still be snacking your way through Trader Joe's newest products, like the Crispy Peanut Butter Filled Milk Chocolate Peanuts or Blood Orange Cake Mix, but today we're throwing it back to an older, rarer find: Hot & Sweet Pepper Jelly. TJ's fan account @traderjoeslist shared a photo of the glossy, scarlet, seed-studded jelly on Instagram, and the comments section is a treasure trove of ideas for how to enjoy the lesser-known condiment.

If you've never seen Hot & Sweet Pepper Jelly on Trader Joes' shelves, that may be because the spread is a seasonal, on-again, off-again offering known to disappear from time to time, according to the food blog Averie Cooks, which also shares a recipe for homemade pepper jelly. If you do find the jelly, expect an 11-ounce jar of bell peppers, chili peppers, and jalapeños, sweetened with sugar, thickened with pectin, and in assorted shades of red and green, for $2.49 (via Become Betty). This isn't a jelly necessarily fit for peanut butter, so what can you use it on?

How to eat Trader Joe's Hot & Sweet Pepper Jelly

If you'd like to listen to Joe for all pepper-jelly recommendations, the Trader Joe's website has a recipe for a Griddled Pepper Jelly and Cream Cheese sandwich. In another post, Joe suggests pairing TJ's Mini Spicy Pumpkin Samosas with a dollop of pepper jelly to complement the appetizer's warm, sweet notes.

Instagrammer Trader Joe's List wrote in the caption that the Hot & Sweet Pepper Jelly "brings all the boys to the" cheese board, echoed by several comments that the condiment pairs perfectly with crackers and a creamy cheese. "Dump this on some goat cheese and buy some stretchy pants cuz you'll never eat anything else again," Instagram user @melissanicbarnes commented. Another user said she uses the jelly as a dip for wontons, dumplings, and gyoza, while a different fan likes to use it in a homemade salad dressing with Dijon, vinegar, and oil.

According to other comments, seafood lovers can use the jelly as a condiment for salmon or shrimp, while those craving meat can use it as a glaze for chicken, pork loin, or ribs. Multiple users said the jelly pairs well with Trader Joe's Scallion Pancakes, and even more had ideas for gourmet sandwiches and burgers featuring Hot & Sweet Pepper Jelly. However you plan to use it, remember food blogger @apinchofash's advice: "I only regret not buying another one before I never see it again. So if you are into pepper jelly, get it before it's gone!"