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Idaho Pepper Jams

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Condiments are a versatile bunch; but one that may just be the king of versatility—and also supremely underrated—is pepper jam, perfect for anything from kicking your afternoon sandwich up a notch to topping a brownie, alongside a scoop of ice cream. If you aren't yet a pepper jam believer, a Meridian, Idaho-based company called Idaho Pepper just might convert you into a fan. The boutique brand offers seven unique jam flavors, ranging from mild to "expert" in heat level, including Pina Colada, Fuzzy-Navel, Lemon-Drop, raspberry-mandarin, grapefruit and tropical. Each jam features a pepper specifically paired with its signature citrus. The medium-heat raspberry jam, for example, combines raspberry, mandarin orange and lime with the essence of Jay's Peach Ghost Scorpion Pepper. The jams, along with honey and spice-roasted peanuts, are available through Etsy in 4- or 8-ounce glass jars. Before you buy, though, be sure to heed the label: these exotic concoctions "are not for the faint of heart."