Originally Posted by mgm9128
So, how do I know which one of those tastes the nicest? Is it the most expensive one? Or, the one with the nicest packaging? This is one of the reasons I dislike buying things over the internet. Most stores I go to, I can at least test the product before I buy it.
Piment d'Espelette is a small production AOC product that is not particularly subtle in taste, so there is almost no difference between best and worst. The one b1os posted is the one I generally see in the markets around us in France, and is is quite good. Just don't keep any of them longer than about a year. They fade like all spices.