Friday, June 23, 2017

Review of Tellicherry Peppercorns from Reluctant Trading Experiment #Food

The Tellicherry Black Whole Peppercorns were shipped from the Reluctant Trading Experiment and they arrived on-time and exactly as advertised.  There's a tantalizing but indescribable scent from the whole peppercorns but there's no way to try them just yet since the bargain basement grinder isn't here yet.  I was advised it is out for delivery but it's so hot in Fort Worth today the truck may have simply melted somewhere (101F ... yahoo)

(time passes)

The bargain basement grinder just arrived and it's a splendid piece of low-budget work with a variable grind and trim appearance from OXO for $16.99.  If you can forgive the boorishness of the glass and chrome motif, I'm sure you will find it quite serviceable.

(more time passes)

The side-by-side wet finger taste test immediately revealed the difference relative to an off-the-shelf jar of McCormick's ground black pepper.  The pepper from the store did represent black pepper but not in a particularly interesting way and the heat was lower as well.

(more time passes to prepare the Breakfasty Thing)

A frozen breakfast from Jimmy Dean has come to be known as a Breakfasty Thing since you can probably eat one of those even when nothin' else is working all that well and they're fairly tasty.  They're made from egg, potato, and bacon and the Tellicherry Peppercorns make a clear improvement.  Heat is definitely better but without a test of endurance and the taste is exotic relative to off-the-shelf.

I don't care for adding salt to things and it's not a restriction; I just don't like it.

There's an immediate Rockhouse recommendation and maybe this seems a bit elitist but it works out well.  The McCormick's pre-ground pepper is about $3 or $4 per bottle for 2 oz.  The Tellicherry Peppercorns were $16.50 for 8 oz so there's not much difference in price.  That small differential makes an easy deal for the Rockhouse and I'll definitely stock again from the Reluctant Trading Experiment although it will take some while to go through eight ounces.

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