How to Introduce Your Family and Friends to Pepper Jelly

We get it. It’s hard to share your interests with the people in your life. Getting your friends and family to partake in your unconventional meals can take a lot of convincing.

However, there are easy ways to introduce your loved ones to your passion for pepper jelly, leaving them with a similar lasting passion. Some methods will differ from others, but all are effective and bring your loved ones into your food circle.

Here are the methods you should take to get your friends and family interested in pepper jelly.

Add it as a Side

Sometimes the mere option to try something will give people the motivation to try it. Giving your guests a pepper jelly dip to use with your serving of wings or fish will make it infinitely more likely for many of them to try it.

Put out a tray of sauces and dips, and people are sure to experiment to find the one that matches their tastes. This works especially well if the other dips and sauces you’re serving are new and interesting as well. In many cases, introducing pepper jelly as a choice is all it will take to get people hooked.

Slather it onto the Main Meal

Let’s say your guests are a little more skeptical. They might need to taste it for themselves before they give pepper jelly a fair shot. Assuming you know your guests’ nutritional restrictions, and you would have to if you’re making a meal for them at all, simply adding the flavor to a serving of chicken, fish, or pork will be the push they need to embrace the taste of pepper jelly. 

This may seem a little sneaky, but once they cross the threshold, your guests will love your favorite jelly as much as you.

Go Shopping Together

Have you ever gotten that feeling while shopping that you’ve just found your next culinary obsession? Imagine creating that feeling within somebody else. This is another simple way to get those you love entrenched in pepper jelly. Simply go to the store with them.

Talking about food can be awkward when you aren’t eating; even then, it can be hard to make the subject feel natural. This isn’t the case when shopping, so if you want your friends and family to understand what you love about pepper jelly, go and buy some with them.

Cook Together

If your friends and family are cooks like you, a great way to introduce them to your passions is to show them how you make it. Show them the difference between mango jelly and habanero jelly by using them in different dishes.

Cooking is already a great way to bond with those you care about, so why not turn it into a learning experience for all of you? Share cooking tips, get dirty in the kitchen, and most importantly, share recipes that will put your new love of pepper jelly to the test.

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