Aji Chile Sours

  • **This product is retired and is longer available.**

  • Light & bright, while uniquely sour & with a subtle bite

    Net Weight: 32 oz. ( 970 g )

    Our Aji Chili Sours are our most unique variety, but also our secret weapon. Made with a mild Peruvian chile called the Aji Amarillo, they have decidedly light, bright, and floral characteristics, as well as a bit of a sour bite. They have a beautiful bright flavor that is unlike anything else. A favorite of chefs and hardcore foodies. The leftover chiles from the jar make for a great addition to cheese boards, charcuterie, chicken salad, and can even be blended into salsas and hot sauces.

    Ingredients: Fresh Cucumbers, Water, Vinegar, Salt, Pure Cane Sugar, Aji Amarillo Chiles, Spices*
  • How many pickles come in a jar?
    The number of pickles that come in a jar depends on the size of the cucumber, but on average there are between XX and XX pickles in each jar. Regardless of size, we pack the jars with as many pickles as we can fit! You’ll never see empty space in the jar where we could have fit more pickles.

    Why do you use sugar in your dill pickles?
    We use a marginal amount of sugar because it helps to create a roundness with the salt and vinegar, helping to make those flavors a little less harsh and pronounced. The amount of sugar we put in our dill pickle varieties is not intended to make the pickles sweet; we just use a small amount for the reasons detailed above.

    Which one is your “regular dill”?
    The Caraway Garlic Dills is the closest thing we make to a traditional dill pickle.

    Are these fermented?
    No they are preserved using a vinegar-based brine.

    Do you make them or are they made by a contractor?
    We do not contract out any production. We make everything in our own facility (called the Dillery) in Denver, Colorado.

    Are these family recipes?
    No family recipes. We create every recipe from scratch!

    How do you get them so crunchy?
    Thats the secret! There are a lot of precautions that we take to make them so crisp, but the single most important thing is never compromising when it comes to the quality of ingredients and making sure we get the freshest cucumbers we can find.

    Can you eat the extra stuff in the jars?
    Yes! With just a little bit of creativity you can use everything in the jar. Check our recipes page for some great recipe ideas.

    How long do they last?
    They’ll last as long as it takes you to eat them as long as all of the product inside of the jar is submersed in the brine. If one of the pickles is sticking out above the brine and it sits like that for several months it can develop mold. Otherwise they won’t go bad! We do, however recommend eating them within one year of when they were made. The date that they were made is stamped on the jar. After one year they will start to degrade in quality.

    Do they need to be refrigerated?
    Only after they have been opened. Until then they are safe to be stored in a cool, dark place.

    Are these made with preservatives or other weird ingredients?
    Nope, we do not use any ingredients that you would not recognize from your own pantry or garden. Check out the list of ingredients on the “Product Details” tab.

    Where do the cucumbers come from?
    Depending on the time of year they may come from Colorado, California, Florida, Georgia, Mexico, Michigan, or wherever we can find the best quality cucumbers at the time.

    Read a more extensive list of Frequently Asked Questions here [link]