Our salt brined chili bears are lovingly made: Virginia-grown peppers ferment with salt and sake for a few months in our barrels. We then process the fermented chilis for a smooth hot sauce. Our 2017 peppers came from The Farm at Sunnyside and Barajas Produce. Farmer Casey from the Farm at Sunnyside in Washington, VA spent years in the Peace Corps working in chili loving places and wanted to grow the many varieties of chilis he encounter back to the US. We aim to highlight a few unique varietals in addition to a handful of chili blends.
The Lemon Drop Chili Bear is a single varietal bear made with the Lemon Drop (Aji Limo) pepper. The Lemon Drop pepper is common to Peru and has a natural citrus lemon flavor, hence its name, while carrying a strong heat along with it. We have fermented the peppers with preserved lemons to enhance the lemon flavor and balance out the heat.
Tasting Notes: Citrus and spice and everything nice!
Heat Level: 2 of 3 chilis, don't let the sour lemon fool you, there is heat behind this bear!
Peppers: Lemon Drop
Ingredients: Lemon Drop Pepper, Sake, Rice Vinegar, Salt, Sugar, Xantham Gum (to prevent separation)