Food Bloger. Fod Blooger. I like that better. I'm gonna be a Fod Blooger.
I'm currently drinking some of that new 1.75% Maxwell House coffee. It's gross, but has me pretty cranked for a 1pm coffee.
But I'm not reviewing coffee today (maybe later). Today I'm going to put forward my two cents on Mt Olive Sweet Salad Peppers.
Wasn't Mt Olive where Jesus gave his speech?
Maybe some (vegan) mayo? Lettuce or Spinach? Tomato? What else? Ketchup, Mustard? Sauerkraut? The list goes on.
Well, I like to use Sweet Pepper slices.
I'm sure you've come to recognize that dinner plate.
I'm not the best at describing a unique taste, especially while drinking coffee. How the hell am I supposed to remember EXACTLY what they taste like.
But I can tell you, they're a little sweet and a little tangy with just a hint of onion going on.
The product is indeed Peppers, but they're pickled. They're good. If you don't like peppers or onions or though, you won't like these. Probably. And you probably don't like sauerkraut? (Side note, the Sweet Salad Peppers don't have the same gastrointestinal issues as the kraut often does)
Peppers and Onions
Banana Peppers, Onions, High Fructose Corn Syrup, Water, Vinegar, Salt, Mustard Seeds, Calcium Chloride, 0.1% Sodium Benzoate (Preservative), Celery Seeds, Sodium Bisulfite (Preservative), and Yellow 5.
Serving Size: 1 oz (28g, about 7 pieces)
Amount per Serving
Calories 40Kcal 2%
Calories from Fat 0Kcal 0%
Total Fat 0g 0%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Trans Fat 0g 0%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 180mg 8%
Total Carbohydrate 9g 4%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Added Sugars 3.5g 15%
Sugars 7g 16%
Protein 0g 0%
Vitamin A 100IU 2%
Vitamin C 3.6mg 5%
Calcium 0mg 0%
Iron 0mg 0%
Vitamin D 0IU 0%
My biggest problem with this labeling is the serving size. Seven pieces. Seven? What am I a damn rabbit? Each piece is about the diameter and thickness of a nickel.
For some reason it didn't show up, but Mt Olive says you'll typically get seven servings of seven pieces per jar. So approx. 49 chunks of pepper in a 12oz jar. This averages to 8cents per piece of pepper. (There is no cent symbol on my keyboard...) These retail about 3.89 per jar.
I'm gonna tell ya, no way in hell is a human serving size seven gahdam pieces. Try 20, which brings your single condiment value up to $1.60.
Just throwing fancy Business Math math at you here, try to keep up.
And just like that, we're now at 2.5-ish servings per jar. If you eat two sandwiches or burgers per meal, as I do, you are now stuck with a half a bloody serving of peppers clogging up the fridge.
I don't like to bitch without offering options to the said problem. Two immediate solutions come to mind. Three, three immediate solutions come to mind:
1) Use a bigger serving. Just go with two servings per jar. Not really cost effective, but I hate useless clutter in the fridge.
2) Get a bigger jar. This one's probably the best option, if the jar fits in the fridge.
3) Don't even buy this product. Bad option, these are tasty.
Once again, I'm skint, so I won't be buying these for some time.
TOO EXPENSIVE MT OLIVE!!!
The Mt Olive webpage has some recipes for you foodies. I don't do recipes, so let me know what you think.
Thanks for reading the Fod Blooger.