“Spice is life.” – Emeril Lagasse
Our Hot Peanut Butter debuted in the fall of 2016 at Abundance NC Pepper Festival in Chatham County, NC. The annual festival celebrates pepper season and challenges local chefs and food makers to get creative with the bounty provided by Piedmont-based farms. Our founder, Mark had long dreamed of developing a spicy peanut butter inspired by the mamba recipes of the Caribbean, and luckily, the spicy-sweet spread was embraced by heat-lovers and peanut fans alike; it was even honored with a 2017 Southern Living Food Award. When it came time to remove the seasonal offering from our roster, we quickly found out just how much folks loved it! Almost every day we receive some kind of message requesting it’s return, so we are incredibly excited to announce: HOT PEANUT BUTTER IS BACK!
More about Hot Peanut:
Spicy peanut butter is one of Haiti’s most popular condiments, and it’s present in almost every one of the country’s households and food markets. Called mamba for short after the Creole word for peanut, it is most often made with ground peanuts blended with dried Scotch Bonnet, Ghost, and/or Habanero chilies and eaten with bread, thin cassava crackers, or plantain chips. Beloved by almost everyone, it’s also known to be a favorite, nourishing part of children’s breakfasts before they head off to school.
An homage to this spicy peanut butter tradition which extends beyond the borders of Haiti into other parts of the Caribbean, our mouthwateringly delicious Hot Peanut Butter blends freshly roasted and milled Runner peanuts, dried Guajillo, Ancho and Habanero chilies, raw organic cane sugar, and sea salt to create a fiery spread as intense as it is addictive. We warned you.