Any idea what this is? Found it on my tuna salad today. So beautiful. Tastes a bit like a pepper.

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Yep, we first had them on a charcuterie plate at a high end Italian place. I tracked some down locally at either Whole Food or Fresh Market. There are several brands.
 

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Those look like some mild chile
peppers I once bought. I don't remember the name. I imagine that those pepper drops are made with the same kind. I found the name of the peppers I had - Peruvian Biquinho peppers. They had a tiny amount of heat. We didn't really care for them, but they might be nice pickled.
 
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If you plant small tomatoes along side peppers. you will get small spicy tomatoes. I was container gardening one year and produced some wildy hot bell peppers.
 

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I first had some about a month ago. From the self-serve deli counter. Sweet with a bit of spicy after taste. I like them.
 

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They are peppers, not tomatoes. They are about 1/4 to 1/2 inch in length, but mostly toward the 1/4 size. BTW, they also come in yellow.

I wasnt too fond of them between the brine and the amount of seeds, but hubby realky liked them, which is why i tracked them down.
 

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I wonder if that is just another name for the biquinho peppers that I had.
From what I've been reading, there are several different names that pepper falls under. More than likely, different regions call them different things. But the Biquinho pepper is supposedly very hot. So apparently there are different versions and different ranges of heat for those peppers, which may be why they have several different names. The Chupetinho peppers, that Badjak posted about, originate from Brazil and come in a few different colors.

From what I'm gathering, these are fairly hot little peppers until you pickle them, which turns them sweet.
 

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Also, I've seen these peppers on the olive bar at Giant Eagle and have always thought how beautiful they are. I've never actually tried them, though. I'll go ahead and pick some up the next time I'm there to see what they're like.
 

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The biquinho peppers that we got had very little heat. That's also what it said in the description of the peppers. I think that biquinho is a Brazilian name for them. Biquinho is a Portuguese word that means a little beak.
 

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