More than one reader has lamented about the discontinuation of Trader Joe’s Hot Bell Pepper Relish. One dear reader has found what he thinks is a substitute at his local Cost Plus…in fact, he thinks it’s the exact same thing.
Since Trader Joe’s private labels much of their inventory, perhaps this is true. Can anyone else confirm this?
“I am one of many people missing the hot relish.
My wife discovered “Mezzetta express Deli-style hot bell pepper relish” in Cost Plus in Torrance CA (Los Angeles Area).
If they are not the source of the TJ hot pepper relish I would be amazed.
They also have Mezzetta sweet pepper relish which has exactly the same flavor without the slight hotness.
See mezzetta.com although they do not appear to show the products.
Rancho Palos Verdes”
Note: Mezzetta’s price list shows that 12 oz. of the Sweet Bell Pepper Relish retails for $2.92. Good luck.